We all have our handful of TV shows that hold a special place in our heart. You may be able to recite memorable lines with ease or quickly recall episode storylines with in the first 10 seconds of a rerun, but you might be surprised at a detail you forgot or didn’t even know. Do you know how many of your favorite TV shows were created as spin-offs of another show?
The latest series to jump on the spin-off train is the beloved ABC comedy Black-ish , which will be putting Yara Shahidi’s character Zoey, at the forefront of a new show that will chronicle her new journey to college. Producers of Black-ish said the spin-off felt like a natural fit and will be introduced as a backdoor pilot episode on Black-ish this spring.
Spin-offs are a tricky thing, because while there is a built-in fan base associated with the original series, they have the added pressure of living up to their parent show. A truly successful spin-off, however, is usually so well-written and casted that it takes on a life of it’s own and becomes a classic in its own right.
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