TVRGs Spinoff Series Anthology

Written Showcasing Multiplicity by Bridger Cunningham.
Welcome to TVRG's latest anthology article series, Spinoff Stories.  This series examines past stories of multiple genres expanding their franchises and creating duplicate series of varying success.  Whether it entails a scripted character forming their own show, a series following another performer to a continuation or rebranding a series after the premise expires, spinoffs have been a staple of American Television since the dawn of the 50's.  Created in December 2017, 3-4 entries will be profiled weekly, with links to completed entries below.  The ever-expanding list continues to grow and will be featured well into 2018 as TVRG takes readers inside the rich history of American Television.
Series Profiles

ARTICLE I (12/27/2017) Perfect Strangers (1986-93).
ARTICLE II (12/28/2017) Mary Tyler Moore (1970-77).
ARTICLE III (12/29/2017) Who's The Boss (1984-92).
ARTICLE IV (12/30/2017) The Golden Girls (1985-92).
ARTICLE V (1/1/2018) Married... With Children (1987-97).
ARTICLE VI (1/2/2018) Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000).
ARTICLE VII (1/3/2018) Friends (1994-2004).
ARTICLE VIII (1/4/2018) Three's Company (1977-84).
ARTICLE IX  (1/7/2018) Dynasty (1981-89)

Coming Soon
ARTICLE X  Dallas
ARTICLE XI  All in the Family
ARTICLE XII  Desperate Housewives
ARTICLE XIII The Big Bang Theory
ARTICLE XIV JAG
ARTICLE XV  Law & Order
ARTICLE XVI  Soap
ARTICLE XVII CSI
ARTICLE XVIII Grey's Anatomy
ARTICLE XIX The Practice
ARTICLE XX The Blacklist
ARTICLE XXI Happy Days
ARTICLE XXII Criminal Minds
ARTICLE XXIII The Cosby Show
ARTICLE XXIV Full House
ARTICLE XXV Diff'Rent Strokes
ARTICLE XXVI One Day At a Time
ARTICLE XXVII Family Guy
ARTICLE XXVII Cheers
ARTICLE XXIV Roseanne
ARTICLE XXX Star Trek
ARTICLE XXXI Another World
ARTICLE XXXII Baywatch
ARTICLE XXXIII Alice
ARTICLE XXXIV General Hospital
ARTICLE XXXV Growing Pains
ARTICLE XXXVI The Flash
ARTICLE XXXVII The Andy Griffith Show
ARTICLE XXXVIII The X Files
ARTICLE XXXIX 227
ARTICLE XL Extreme Makeover
ARTICLE XLI Black-ish
ARTICLE XLII That 70's Show
ARTICLE XLIII Buffy, The Vampire Slayer
ARTICLE XLIV Moesha
ARTICLE XLV Beavis and Butthead
ARTICLE XLVI Mash
ARTICLE XLVII Boy Meets World
ARTICLE XLVIII Ren & Stimpy
ARTICLE XLIX Rugrats
ARTICLE L Dukes of Hazzard
ARTICLE LI As the World Turns
ARTICLE LII Trauma: Life in the ER
ARTICLE LIII Flip This House
ARTICLE LIV The Daily Show
ARTICLE LV Vampire Diaries
ARTICLE LVI December Bride
ARTICLE LVII The Amanda Show
ARTICLE LVIII Jackass
ARTICLE LIX Breaking Bad
ARTICLE LX The Closer
ARTICLE LXI The Good Wife
ARTICLE LXII The Tracey Ullman Show
ARTICLE LXIII Mama's Family
ARTICLE LXIV Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
ARTICLE LXV Hill Street Blues
ARTICLE LXVI The Oprah Winfrey Show
ARTICLE LXVII Barney Miller
ARTICLE LXVIII Punky Brewster 
ARTICLE LXVIX 60 Minutes
ARTICLE LXX Dateline NBC
ARTICLE LXXI 20/20
ARTICLE LXXII Primetime
ARTICLE LXXIII 48 Hours  
ARTICLE LXXIV The Today Show 
ARTICLE LXXV MSNBC Live 
About This Series
This series will profile the series of origin and all of its series it spawned.  Spinoff Stories will only profile the parent series vs. its spinoffs's spinoffs.  As an example, All in the Family is Spinoff Stories' greatest success tale, having been responsible for seven series under its umbrella between 1971-94.  Of those series, Maude and The Jeffersons birthed their own spinoffs, Good Times and Checking In.  Both will be profiled under the All in the Family umbrella vs. Maude and The Jeffersons being profiled for their own articles.  Furthermore, All in the Family spawned continuation series Archie Bunker's Place, as well as a setting spinoff in 1994 with 704 Hauser (featuring none of the principle cast from any of the previous series).  In addition to continuation series being profiled, reboots will be covered as well.
Please note the "Coming Soon" roster is tentative and will change as articles jump forth and take another's place, as well as more shows being added to the article series.  Spinoff Stories covers a wide variety of genres from sitcoms, dramas, newscasts, reality TV platforms and characters spun from variety sketch show (Example: The Tracey Ullman Show birthed The Simpsons).  What will not be covered is shows jumping networks under the same name, continuation series which did not spawn sequels (example: Will and Grace or Roseanne), or television networks spawning channel spinoffs.  And of course, if readers bring other series to TVRG's attention which created spinoffs, they shall be added to the ever-growing roster!

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