20 Best TV Spin-Offs

From Mork to Maude, these were the shows that proved the second time's a charm

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12. 'Angel'

After breaking Buffy Summers' heart and returning from the one true death, what was left for the centuries-old vampire Angel to do but...move to Los Angeles and become a private detective? The methodone to Buffy's heroin fix, this spin-off to Joss Whedon's groundbreaking girl-power series took a supernaturally noirish approach to life in the City of Angels (get it?) and, after a few seasons, found its own groove as a star vehicle for future Bones star David Boreanaz. Oddly enough, the more BTVS castaways the show would gather, the more it started to find its own voice, and its final season plotline involving a law firm suggested there was still more ground to cover even as the show, unlike its lead character, finally laid down in the grave. DF

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