All Time Greatest Spin-Offs
The Crane Boys
1970s-set crime drama. Grumpy Seattle cop Martin Crane solves crimes with the help of his precocious pre-teen kids Frasier and Niles.
Episode One: The Crane family's world is changed forever when the boys' scientist mother dies in mysterious circumstances. Can the boys solve the case? And will father and sons be able to hold their family together?
Everybody's Ambivalent About Gunther
'Rosencranst and Gildenstein are Dead' style sitcom following the life and death of the Central Perk waiter, with small background cameos from Ross, Joey, etc.
Episode Three: Gunther's life is turned upside down when he meets new waitress Rachel – is his terrible luck finally changing?
Buffy From Behind
Buffy Series Eight: after Sarah Michelle Geller left the show her stunt double contined where she left off.
Much of the snappy dialogue and character interaction was dropped in favour of lots more fight scenes where Buffy has her back to the camera or is quite far away.
As writer Josh Sweden put it; "well, it was either this or doing it as a comic book".
Frasier sequel set 15 years in the future, Grown-up son Frederic, now a successful software entrepreneur, has his bachelor life turned upside-down when his elderly father (Kelsey Grammer) moves in.
Episode One: Frederic is dismayed when the gleaming white surfaces of his iPartment are spoiled by the arrival of Frasier and his antique leather armchair.
14 "Yeah? I'd like to see that!"
"CATS ARE FROM MARS,
DOGS ARE FROM PLUTO"
Pavlov starts uncontrollable slobbering
when he hears the ice-cream van.
Meanwhile 'Dinger gets trapped in a
box with a poison pellet! Again.
This Week's Sitcoms
of the Tracks
The ongoing rivalry
between two news-
stands on opposite sides of Surbiton train station. The owner of 'Pete's Papers' is worried when a chain shop opens opposite – then his daughter starts dating the manager!
Belated sequel to
Brush Strokes in which
the chirpy painter &
decorator struggles to hold down a job whilst attending AA meetings.
A group of lovable
misfit airport bag
handlers work through
their issues whilst shifting luggage.
Modern riff on Love
Thy Neighbour, with
moving in next door to Daily Mail readers Mike and Veronica.
This week: Episode 4: Mike needs emergency building work done on the kitchen extension – will he apologise to the new neighbours to get their competitive quote?
23-year-old Steve is
forced by rising house
prices to stay in a flat
haunted by his ex-girlfriend Emma.
This week: Episode 6: Steve meets a nice girl in the pub, but runs into some 'spooky' trouble when he brings her back home for coffee.