Top 5 Old School TV Show Spin Offs Sequels
Sometimes a network canceling a TV show does not always mean the end of the story for many of its characters. Sometimes, to keep things going or to extend the idea they created even further, creators of a show will create a new show as a sequel. So with memories of the original shows that a lot of people watched, here are the Top 5 Old School TV Show Spin Off Sequels!
TV Show Spin Off Sequels – Archie Bunker’s Place
Aired on CBS from 1979 until 1983. This was the continuation of the character of Archie Bunker from the TV show All in The Family that ran from 1971 to 1979. The story of this show was that Archie helped buy a portion of a restaurant and turned it into a bar. It is said that the character of Archie Bunker had mellowed a bit since the All in the Family episodes and wasn’t as bigoted as he was in the previous show. It was also known for having Edith Bunker (played by Jean Stapleton) die of a stroke off-camera during the show’s second year.
TV Show Spin Off Sequels – Three’s A Crowd
Aired on ABC from the fall of 1984 until April of 1985 and was the sequel series to Three’s Company that ran on the ABC network from 1977 until 1984. Three’s a Crowd debuted the next week. It is said that the producers of Three’s Company wanted to spin off a TV series much like the British series Three’s Company was based off of, Man About the House. That show had spawned off two successful shows when it concluded in 1976, George and Mildred and Robin’s Nest. Three’s a Crowd continued the story of the character of Jack Tripper (played byJohn Ritter) and the romance he developed with the character of Vicky Bradford (played by Mary Cadorette). Unfortunately, the American show did not last nearly as long as the British spin-off shows it was trying to emulate.
TV Show Spin Off Sequels – Grace and Favour
Airing on BBC1 in England in 1992 and 1993. It was the sequel series of the show Are You Being Served? that ran from 1972 until 1985. Some of the store workers of the department store in the first series were brought back to run an English hotel after the character of “young” Mr. Grace that owned the store they worked for died. He left the hotel to the people that worked for him in his will. The show was sometimes called “Are you Being Served Again!” and aired to American and Canadian stations that aired the original series.
The Golden Palace
This aired in 1992 and 1993 on CBS. It is the continuation of the Golden Girls sitcom that aired on NBC from 1985 until 1992. In it, 3 of the show’s 4 main characters invest in a hotel. Originally this show had been promised to air on NBC but CBS stepped in and set up a bidding war for the show that CBS ultimately won but the show only lasted 1 season. The Golden Palace sometimes is aired in syndication as another season of The Golden Girls.
Ran for three seasons on CBS from 1968 until 1971 and continued the stories and characters of the Andy Griffith show after Griffith decided to leave the series. During the last season of the Andy Griffith show, Sam Jones (played by Ken Berry) and his son are introduced as the new main characters of the series. The show actually did well in the ratings but was canceled in 1971 when CBS held its “rural purge” as a way to freshen up the line up of television.