10 Worst TV Spin-Offs

From 'Beverly Hill Buntz' to 'Brady Brides,' here are the creme de la crud of TV series sequels

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5. 'Gloria'

Long before Sally Struthers was a pitchwoman for saving starving children in Africa or a wacky neighbor on Gilmore Girls, she was best known for playing Gloria Stivic — the long-suffering liberal daughter of All in the Family's Archie and Edith Bunker. The actress' run on the groundbreaking sitcom was remarkable; her turn on Gloria's solo spin-off show in the early Eighties, well, not so much. The fact that Norman Lear wasn't involved in this attempt to recast the former wife of "Meathead" as a single mother working as a veterinarian assistant in upstate New York should have been a sign that this wasn't going to be Family redux, or even Archie's Place. After 21 episodes (22 if you count the unaired pilot), CBS chose to say "Stifle it!" to the series and moved on.

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