5 TV Spin-Offs We Want to See
Frank Ockenfels/AMC Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), T-Dog (IronE Singleton), Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan), Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), The Governor (David Morrissey), Michonne (Danai Gurira), and Andrea (Laurie Holden)
Yesterday, AMC announced the network would debut a spin-off of its incredibly popular show, The Walking Dead, in 2015. This comes hot on the heels of AMC announcement from last week that they would be spinning off the character of Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad.
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These are not the first spin-offs of the season, either. ABC will première a spin-off from its fantasy show Once Upon a Time in October, and the CW will be introducing the character of The Flash to its superhero show Arrow for the express purpose of giving him his own show in 2014. Truly, we are entering the Golden Age of the spin-off, but we still have a ways to go. Here are five more series that we would like to see spun off from existing shows. For a truly post-modern experience, imagine that all of these series were approved for production by Kenneth Parcell, the beloved page/janitor/TV executive from the recently ended show 30 Rock.
Showcasing the lovable curmudgeon Ron Swanson from NBC's comedy Parks & Recreation, this show finds him deciding to drop out of his position with the city of Pawnee and moving to the Vermont countryside with his girlfriend and her two daughters. He hopes to live a life of peace and quiet in the rural environment, but his plans go awry when the townsfolk recognize him as smooth-jazz saxophonist Duke Silver and begin to treat him like a rock star. Expect cameos from Megan Mullally as his psychotic ex-wife Tammy 2, Bob Newhart as innkeeper Bob Louden, and a recurring role for star Nick Offerman's awesome mustache.
Speaking of awesome facial hair, this reality show follows the career of the Ky Harder, a former hair stylist for A&E's hit reality show Duck Dynasty. Now she has struck out on her own and opened a salon, where she hopes to capitalize on her former show's popularity and help people grow their own beards to unreasonable lengths. Beard Dynasty will feature a rocking theme song by Texas legends ZZ Top and plenty of crossovers from other bearded A&E stars, including Ruckus from Bad Ink and Marc Springer from Shipping Wars, and maybe an occasional drop-in from a member of the Robertson family for a touch-up.