We enjoy the guilty pleasure of Toddlers & Tiaras as much as anyone, but we're more than a little skeptical about the show's upcoming spinoff Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. While it was fun to see her talk about a dollar making her holler for a few minutes, it's not necessarily something we need to see on a weekly basis... or for a full hour. Even if she is picking up roadkill at the same time. We might be proven wrong, but judging by these recent reality TV spinoffs, we're guessing that won't be the case. Here are the worst stinkers:
We're not sure that the world really needs a spinoff to Criminal Minds, but then again, we didn't think sub-divisions of Law & Order were necessary and SVU and Criminal Intent proved us wrong by being far more enjoyable than their mothership. And while spinoffs may not always grab us right off the bat (like NCIS: Los Angeles), sometimes a new series just needs a little time before it starts improving upon its predecessor. Case in point: The City returned this week with new characters and a compelling new focus that made it far more watchable than the now totally contrived LC-less The Hills. But these aren't the only shows that have been better than their originals. Here's our look back at the best spinoffs from the past two decades:
The Office teased us with the idea of a spinoff and then pulled the rug out from under us. We were so hoping it would involve the Intercourse, PA branch and have guest spots with Tobey (speaking of which, did you see that real-life Tobey got married recently? Mazel Tov!) and someone even weirder than Dwight. But alas, we're getting a new show with Amy Poehler from the people who made the U.S. version of The Office that really has nothing to do with The Office. Here's our wish list of shows that should get spinoffs, and some ideas for the writers... in case they're still struggling from writers' strike lag.
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