TV's 20 Worst Spinoffs, Ranked: Joey, The Golden Palace, The Brady Brides and More Ill-Advised Offshoots

Worst TV Spinoffs Ranked

We get it: When a TV series is a hit, it’s tempting to launch a spinoff. Why settle for one successful show when you can have two, right? Or even more than two — The Walking Dead, CSI and NCIS all inspired at least a trio of offshoots, thanks to their blockbuster ratings. And back in the day, All in the Family launched a whopping five spinoffs (if we count Archie Bunker’s Place as a spinoff rather than a continuation).

But here’s the thing — and it ain’t a good thing: For every Young Sheldon and Frasier that comes down the pike, there’s an AfterMASH and a Joey. And these misbegotten flops not only fail on their own (de)merits, they tarnish the legacy of the original series, if ever so slightly.

Maybe you’ve managed to wipe the worst of them from your memory. We wouldn’t blame you. However, we haven’t been able to do that. So we’ve decided to share the pain by ranking the 20 most dreadful spinoffs in television history, from pretty bad to borderline unforgivable — progeny of, among other shows, The Brady BunchCheers and Pretty Little Liars that have haunted us for far longer than they even aired.

Do you dare to revisit these atrocities? The bold can check out our picks below. If you think we missed a misfire, hit the comments with your addition to the list.

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