Can you name which TV shows spawned these spin-offs?

Think you know your television history?

Spin-offs are a pillar of television programming, but these second (and third and fourth…) generation shows are a hit-and-miss affair. For every Laverne & Shirley there is a Joanie Loves Chachi. Some classic sitcoms like Happy Days, which was a spin-off itself, spawn handfuls of children. There were the above two, plus Mork & Mindy, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Blansky's Beauties and… 

Well, we're not going to give that last one away. Think you know your TV history? Try and name the series that spawned these spin-offs.

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  1. Mama's Family came out of which show?
  2. Gomer Pyle first appeared on...
  3. The early 2000s series 'Ponderosa' was a prequel to which classic Western?
  4. 'Phyllis' is a spin-off of...
  5. This show was connected to which other series?
  6. Law of the Plainsman spawned from...
  7. Empty Nest is a spin-off of...
  8. Which show introduced Hooterville before Green Acres?
  9. The title character of this show first appeared on...
  10. Barnaby Jones came from which detective series?
  11. The title character in 'Dirty Sally' first appeared on which Western?
  12. Out of the Blue

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kenosha 5 months ago
Dear ME TV , I wanted to mention how much everyone loves Lucille Ball!!! And I started thinking it would be so wonderful to bring: Here’s Lucy- to The ME TV Network! This is the classic television show that Lucille Ball did together with her real life children Desi Arnez Jr. and Lucie Arnez- the show had many guest stars too !!! Just a wonderful idea and it is a wonderful show just to mention too !!! Thank You ME TV for your amazing and wonderful network
kenosha 5 months ago
Dear ME TV , I thought of a wonderful idea for your Sunday evening line up instead of Columbo ! You could bring in that time slot: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- with Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin! Just a wonderful idea love you ME TV !!! A devoted ME TV viewer
kenosha 5 months ago
Dear ME TV , I had thought of a wonderful idea for your next ME TV Meeting!!! How about on Saturday mornings bring to ME TV - The World Of Sid and Marty Krofft- they had such wonderful memorable shows like: Land Of The Lost- Sigmond And The Sea Monster- H.R. Puffinstuff- Lidsville - The Bugaloos- Dr. Shrinker and the Shrinkies- and so many more
kenosha 5 months ago
Dear ME TV , We lost a wonderful talented actress not to long ago the incredible amazing and beautiful actress Cloris Leachman!!! Out of respect can you please find it in your heart to bring the classic spin-off series from the 70’s - Phyllis- to your network! That television show was so funny especially the wonderful Mother Dexter!!! Phyllis and her daughter Bess move to San Francisco to start a new life after the death of her husband Lars ! Let’s honor the late Cloris Leachman by bringing her classic television show to ME TV !!! Thank You I love you ME TV !!!
kenosha 5 months ago
Dear ME TV - I wanted to tell you that you are my favorite television station!!! I was wondering if you could bring - The Odd Couple- and- Cheers - back to the nightly line up My friends at ME TV I have to ask you a question why do you show two back to back episodes of Hogan’s Heroes every week night does the President of your network love this show is that the reason you do that I was just wondering because there are so many classic television shows that would love to come to your wonderful network!!!
5 months ago
Jeepers, looks like ME TV deleted my post, asking them to show Second City TV, Fernwood 2Nite & Fernwood USA, Our Miss Brooks, Chiller & Thriller.
Mark091 6 months ago
Happy Days Trivia Questions:
What were the names of the
Actors and ACTRESSES who
Played Mary Ann McCarthy
Jerry Cutler Sue Ellen Lisky
Carol Risco Jenny Scarsdale
And Phyllis Boyer on Happy Days??
You are a TRIVIA EXPERT if you
Can answer this HAPPY DAYS
Mark091 Mark091 6 months ago
Bonus Happy Days TRIVIA QUESTION
What was the name of the
Actress who played Debbie
Hockhouser on Happy Days??
Allison 6 months ago
11/12 i have no idea what Out of the Blue is. No recollection of this.
marmetv20 6 months ago
9/12 never heard of some of those!
kenosha 6 months ago
I do not understand why they show two back to back episodes of Hogan’s Heroes weekdays on ME TV !!! I wish they would bring: The Odd Couple back and have two back to back episodes of The Odd Couple instead and when. you try to write to ME TV they never send you a reply back-
kenosha 5 months ago
Excellent post!
6 months ago
10 out of 12..."Out of the Blue?" Never heard of this show!
obectionoverruled 6 months ago
Who cares? I enjoy shows on their merits and stand a lone basis, regardless of their heritage. Presently I enjoy Beaver and Perry Mason, two originals for sure. How about Rockford, too. James Garner is a unique and believable character as an ex con who’s a good person, witty, tough and smart. A real American.
Shatner1 6 months ago
11/12--Out of the Blue????? Never heard of it!
MrChrisM 6 months ago
What the heck was out of the blue about?
Gojagz11 6 months ago
Got 11 right, never heard of #12
Mark091 7 months ago
TRIVIA QUESTION
There was a Surprise Ending to
The last episode of Hoody Doody
What was the Surprise Ending
On the last episode of Howdy
Doody in 1960
cperrynaples Mark091 6 months ago
Clarabell talked! His final words: "Goodbye,kids!"
Mark091 7 months ago
I hope that MeTv will decide to carry reruns of:
LITTLE Rascals Shorts
Laurel and Hardy Shorts
ALICE
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Lucy Show
Dennis the menace
Ellery Queen
Dark Shadows
The Edge of Night
Twin peaks
Moverfan Mark091 6 months ago
Alice is on Antenna TV, I think The Lucy Show is on Decades, I'd love to see Ellery Queen and got no use for the rest of it.
Wiseguy Mark091 6 months ago
The first syndicated year of Dark Shadows (1967-68) is on Decades. Dennis the Menace is on Antenna TV.
Shatner1 Mark091 6 months ago
Alice and Dennis the Menace are on Antennae. The Lucy Show and dark Shadows are on Tubi!
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