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Even More Family Spinoffs

When one of our favorite TV shows goes off the air, it can be devastating. However, many times, the cancellation is the birth of a spinoff. Sometimes it can be a great thing (Benson) and sometimes not so much (Hangin’ In). Here are some spinoff ideas that I would love to see.

Buddy & Buddy

Even Coach Eric Taylor and his family have left the great state of Texas, there is still plenty of story to be told. Follow the adventures of Buddy Garrity (Brad Leland) and Buddy Garrity Jr. (Joey Truty) as they live the life of a single father and his wise-cracking son. Laugh and learn as they sell cars, sell beer and try to sell new ideas to their marketing manager, recent MBA graduate, Landry (lance) Clarke (Jesse Plemmons) and his doting wife Doreen (Amy Sedaris).

The Pizza Bowl

Thirty years after Frank DeFazio closed Milwaukee’s most popular bowling alley/pizza joint, the new owner is ready to open it back up to the public. Gordon McKenzie (Norm MacDonald) is a newly naturalized American citizen with a dream to own his own business and start a family. Unfortunately, his new wife Angela (Shannen Doherty) has an aversion to hard work and would rather go shopping with her daughter from her first marriage, Deena (Ali Lohan). Can a Canadian ex-pat with a dream and pizza cutter make it in Wisconsin?

The Horshacks

Ever wonder what became of sweathog Arnold Horshack? Really? In that case, check out this new show from the producers of 704 Houser St. It’s 1982 and little Arnold (Ron Palillo) is now a widower trying to enjoy his new retirement after a long life of teaching high school and raising three kids. His oldest Gabe (David Henrie) is fresh out of graduate school and is constantly coming to his father for advice on his new career as a college professor. His twin daughters Robin and Rachel (Alicia and Annie Sorell) are boy crazy high school seniors who leave Arnold in a quandary on how to manage their dating habits. Luckily his longtime friend and ladies man Beau DeLaBarre (Stephen Shortridge) is always happy to drop in and share some advice.

The Face Squad

Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit, these men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Eventually these men grew old and were forced to retire, giving up their lifestyles as soldiers of fortune and disappearing inbto a life of anonymity. Luckily for the denizens of Los Angeles, Face Man (Dirk Benedict) was reunited with the son he never knew he had. Dack Peck (Zac Efron), a decorated Marine yearns to follow in the footsteps of his infamous father. Along with his friends; Raj (Dev Patel), Craig (Kyle Massey) and Jukebox (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) the team serves those Los Angelenos who need their particular brand of help. If you have a problem – If no one else can help – and if you can find them – maybe you can hire the Face Squad.

Hear more from the King of TV on The Paul Goebel Show podcast and at his website, www.TheKingofTV.com. You can also follow Paul on Twitter @PaulGoebelShow.

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