Are these spin-offs real, or did we make them up?

Some of these spin-offs and facts are real; others we just pulled from our imagination.

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In television, any work derived from an existing show is known as a "spin-off." Sometimes, a series or an aspect of it resonates so powerfully with audiences that there is a demand for more stories. Sometimes, that comes in the form of a sequel series, picking up where the last show left off. Other times, a single character might be spun off into their own program, where the narrative focuses on them rather than the main characters from the show on which they debuted.

But you already know all that stuff because you're a fan of classic TV. And any fan knows that producers won't be satisfied when something is successful on TV until every last drop can be milked from it.

So can you tell the difference between these real spin-offs and the phony ones? In the crazy world of TV, all of them are believable, but only some of them are real. Be sure to share your thoughts, feelings, and score in the comment section below, and good luck! You might do so well that some executive wants you in your own series, kid!

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  1. True or False: After M*A*S*H, there was a series called "AfterM*A*S*H."
  2. Was there actually a M*A*S*H spinoff called R*A*D*A*R?
  3. Was there ever an animated The Brady Bunch sequel called The Brady Brides?
  4. Barnaby Jones was a spin-off of an earlier Quinn Martin production titled The F.B.I.
  5. Is it true that after The Andy Griffith Show, Jim Nabors' character served his country in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.?
  6. Kolchak spawned the successful spin-off series The Outer Limits.
  7. After the Beav grew up, got married, and then got divorced, did Jerry Mathers actually come back for The New Leave it To Beaver?
  8. Mama's Family was a spin-off of All in The Family.
  9. Rod Serling came back for The New Twilight Zone, which featured a theme song by The Grateful Dead.
  10. Jake and the Fatman was based on a guest character from Matlock.

Are these spin-offs real, or did we make them up?

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CaroleThorpe 7 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Ayyyy! You're like the Fonz except cooler. You're like Chachi, but you'd last longer than two seasons in your own spin-off!
MikefromJersey 9 months ago
"You got 9 out of 10. Ayyyy! You're like the Fonz except cooler. You're like Chachi, but you'd last longer than two seasons in your own spin-off!"

Chachi!!! Yeech, he was a punk, he wouldn't last two minutes in Jersey, nuns on the way to
Burger King would shake him down for lunch money.
And Kookie from 77 Sunset Strip was 1,000 times cooler than Fonzie. In real life Henry
Winkler is a nerd who was a good enough actor to portray the Fonze, while Edd Brynes
as Kookie was the real deal. Going by magazine covers and fan mail, for awhile Kookie
was the biggest star in Hollywood, plus he had a hit record with beautiful Connie Stevens.
texasluva Moody 9 months ago
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