Top 10 Shows You Didn’t Know Were Spinoffs
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We bet you didn’t know that these hit TV shows were spinoffs! We’ll be ranking the television programs that got their start being spun off from other popular programs, such as Family Matters, The Simpsons, Daria, N.C.I.S., The Andy Griffith Show, Knots Landing, and more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Shows You Didn’t Know Were Spinoffs.

#10. “The Andy Griffith Show” (1960-68)
#9. “Diagnosis Murder” (1993-2001)
#8. “Knots Landing” (1979-93)
#7. “The Facts of Life” (1979-88)
#6. “Xena: Warrior Princess” (1995-2001)
#5. “Mork & Mindy” (1978-82)
#4. “Family Matters” (1989-98)
#3, #2 & #1: ????

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  1. Ah it was a sad true life ending for the beautiful Dana Plato.
    No wonder that Xena was a more popular show. Kevin Sorbo is SHIT.
    Yes some Spin Off shows are better than where they came from.
    The future voice of Marge Simpson at 9:19.
    Apparently the creators of the The Simpson forgot where they came from too. Disrespectful.

  2. Who is Andy Griffiths ? Facts of life ? Laverne & Shirley? Family Matters, Perfect Strangers ? Never heard of any of them . Must be Murkin .

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