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Still More Family Friendly Spinoffs I’d Like to See

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 (Mork & Mindy and sometimes not so much (Joanie Loves Chachi). Here are some spinoff ideas that I would love to see.

The New Improved Jordan McDeere
Due to the cancellation of the long-running sketch comedy show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Jordan’s tenure at the network is considered a complete failure. She is forced to leave LA with her newborn daughter in tow, leaving her fiancee, Danny Tripp, and Hollywood behind. She ends up getting a new job teaching video production at a community college in New Mexico. Helping her along the way are the idealistic young English teacher (Adam Brody) and her thrice-divorced hard drinking next door neighbor (Katey Sagal).

The Nelsons
WNYX employees Lisa Miller and Dave Nelson have gotten married and decided to raise a family. In this hilarious sitcom set ten years after the end of Newsradio, Dave is now the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Gazette (inexplicably located in Altoona). Lisa Miller-Nelson is now the head of the local PTA and full time Mom to her and Dave’s three children, Jimmy James Nelson (Erik Per Sullivan), Billy Matthew Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and little Beth (Brenna and Bronwyn Tosh)

The Becky Chronicles
After the accidental death of her husband, Mark, Becky Conner moves to Chicago to “find herself.” Unfortunately what she finds is a job waiting tables at Hooters. Hopefully with some help from fellow waitress Donna (Drea de Matteo) and her night school professor (Christopher Lloyd reprising his role from Stacked), Becky can find a career and a successful love life in the windy city.

Zuckercorn & Loblaw & the Law
Barry Zuckercorn and Bob Loblaw, the former attorneys for the Bluth family team up and open a firm together. Watch them struggle to run a profitable firm with a collection of wacky clients and even wackier paralegals. Allyce Beasley reprises her role as Agnes Dipesto the receptionist who nobody remembers hiring.

Niles & Daphne
After Frasier leaves Seattle, Niles and Daphne are forced to take in Martin and Eddie. Daphne has to deal with Martin’s new and more protective physical therapist (Patti Labelle). To make things worse, Maris moves in next door with her new husband (Jeff Goldblum).

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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