15 Scrapped Spinoffs We Absolutely Would Have Watched From The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and More

Cancelled TV Spinoffs

In the game of television, few moves are a bigger roll of the dice than launching a spinoff.

Born of popular pre-existing shows, spinoffs have great potential. Look no further than the just-wrapped Better Call Saul, a critically lauded offshoot of Breaking Bad, or the ratings smash that is House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones. Of course, spinoffs can also flop. Just ask any Friends fan how they really feel about Joey, if they even remember it.

Then there are lost spinoffs, and we’re not talk about new shows set in the Lost universe. We mean the potential spinoffs that were developed, cast and in many cases filmed… that fans will never get to see because executives opted to pull the plug.

In the spirit of reflecting upon what could have been, TVLine is looking back at 15 spinoffs of hit shows that almost made it to primetime — from a Los Angeles-set Gossip Girl prequel starring Krysten Ritter and Brittany Snow to a Buffy the Vampire Slayer offshoot centered around Eliza Dushku’s Faith.

Read on for a breakdown of would-be TV spinoffs, then drop a comment with your own picks. Which of these shows would you have watched?