The Food Network recently announced that it plans to launch a sister/spinoff network called the Cooking Channel, which makes sense since viewers can't find many actual cooking shows on the regular old Food Network these days, especially in primetime. In fact, this is such a good idea that it prompted us to wonder why other networks can't also have their own spinoffs, narrowly focusing on a particular type of programming.
MTV -- MTV Jr.
No, not an entire network filled with Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber videos (though we're sure there's a lucrative market for that, too), but instead a channel entirely devoted to the likes of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. It could also air Parental Control in the hopes of stopping the cycle before it starts, though that's probably just asking for too much.
Bravo -- The Real Housewives of Bravo
With ladies in pretty much every major city as it is, they could easily fill an entire network lineup with nothing but original Housewives episodes, new offshoots with the husbands and/or kids, reunion specials, unaired footage and reruns. Sure our DVRs would be filled to the brim, but we'd love it.
Discovery Channel -- Shark TV
Shark Week is arguably one of the best weeks of the year, so why not make it year round? Other vicious predators could be spotlighted occasionally to fill out the lineup, if necessary.
VH1 -- R&R (Rehab and Relationships)
This network could feature nothing but celebrity rehab-type programming (and yes, getting people to stop eating so much counts) as well as dating shows. Wait, is that what VH1 already is? Hmm... in that case, maybe the spinoff could just air hits of a video nature.
Cartoon Network -- Adult Swim
Who says that racy, child-inappropriate cartoons should be relegated to late night? We could often use an Aqua Teen Hunger Force pick-me-up in the middle of the day.
TLC -- The Little People Channel
They've got Little People, Big World and The Little Couple and now even the Little Chocolatiers, so why not an entire network about interesting little people in various professions? It's better than this so-called "learning channel" trying to teach us even more lessons about the stresses of having far too many children
Comedy Central -- FNN (Fake News Network)
Let the Colbert Nation have their big day, along with The Daily Show fans. I'd much rather watch reruns of Stewart and Colbert than actual CNN. And if they could find a way to air really old episodes of The Daily Show with Steve Carell, that'd be a bonus.
National Geographic -- Nat Geo After Dark
While we watch this network for the interesting documentaries exploring the world around us, we're sure we know at least some people who watch the station just on the off chance that they might see some naked ladies. So why not give the teenage boys and pervy folks what they want? They could even charge for it and make some loot since we're sure that it would be less awkward explaining a cable subscription for Nat Geo to your spouse than one for the Spice Channel.
What network spinoffs do you want to see? Post your ideas below!
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