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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Allison 5 days ago
11/12 i have no idea what Out of the Blue is. No recollection of this.
marmetv20 7 days ago
9/12 never heard of some of those!
kenosha 8 days 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-
Pilaf 10 days ago
10 out of 12..."Out of the Blue?" Never heard of this show!
obectionoverruled 11 days 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 11 days ago
11/12--Out of the Blue????? Never heard of it!
MrChrisM 14 days ago
What the heck was out of the blue about?
Gojagz11 14 days ago
Got 11 right, never heard of #12
Mark091 14 days ago
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 14 days ago
Clarabell talked! His final words: "Goodbye,kids!"
Mark091 14 days ago
I hope that MeTv will decide to carry reruns of:
LITTLE Rascals Shorts
Laurel and Hardy Shorts
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Lucy Show
Dennis the menace
Ellery Queen
Dark Shadows
The Edge of Night
Twin peaks
Moverfan Mark091 12 days 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 11 days ago
The first syndicated year of Dark Shadows (1967-68) is on Decades. Dennis the Menace is on Antenna TV.
Shatner1 Mark091 11 days ago
Alice and Dennis the Menace are on Antennae. The Lucy Show and dark Shadows are on Tubi!
Mark091 14 days ago
I read on the internet that CATHY SILVERS AKA Jenny Piccalo wants to do a Reboot of Happy Days Again
I also read on the internet that ABC
Is definitely going to bring back
Happy Days as a reboot series with
New episodes I hope that the
Following cast members of HAPPY DAYS will be in the Reboot series:
Roger Phillips Ted McGinley
Chuck Cunningham Randolph Roberts
BAG Zombroski Neil J Schwartz
MOOSE Barry Greenberg
Eugene Belvin Denis Mandel
Melvin Belvin Scott Bernstein
Wendy Misty Rowe
FONZIE Henry Winkler
Richie Ron Howard
Potsie Webber Anson Williams
Ralph Malph Donny Most
DAPHNE Hillary Horan
Flip Phillips Billy Warlock
Krystall(KC) CUNNINGHAM Crystal
Trudy Tita Bell
Wendy Misty Rowe
The roles of Howard CUNNINGHAM Tom Bosley JOANIE Erin Moran
Al Delvechio Al Molinaro
Arnold Pat Morita
Marsha Simms Beatrice Colen
Would all.have to be recast
I also hope that EDDIE CANTOR movies
And JOE PENNER movies
And Pee.Wees Playhouse might
Be added to Metvs.line up of
Movies and TV shows
Eddie Cantor Pee Wee Herman and Joe Penner made wonderful movies
And it would be great.if METV
Carried the movies of PEE WEE
Herman Paul Reubens
Eddie Cantor and Joe Penner
MrChrisM Mark091 1 day ago
Well Erin Moran and Tom Bosley are dead so that would be interesting. Ron Howard is bald though that's not really a problem. Scott Baio is probably not welcome after saying Erin Moran deserved to die from breast cancer. Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and the rest are still around and probably doable.
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Wiseguy 11 days ago
That Girl is on Antenna TV. Do you ever look to see what's on other stations?
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Mark091 10 days ago
I found out that FETV carries
The Saint on FETV on Saturday
Nights and FETV is carried on
DIRECT TV. I also found out that
Cox Cable will soon be adding
3 channels to the lineup of
Channels soon:
COZI TV and Decades TV and I
Checked the internet and I found out that RETRO TV
Carries The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Monday -Friday at
Mark091 10 days ago
Now that RETRO TV will soon be
On Cox Cable I can watch practical joker Wally Plumstead Skip Young and Ginger Charlene
Salerno dating and I can watch
Rick Nelson sing those wonderful soft Rock Oldies.
Then I can switch to METV
And watch practical Jokers
Ralph Donny Most and BAG
Neil J Schwartz play Practical
Jokes on Happy Days
Lacey 14 days ago
Missed #12. I never heard of it.
Debbie 14 days ago
10 out of 12. I never heard of Out of the Blue
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