TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Spinoffs We Want to See

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The word is out: A Boy Meets World spinoff is in the works at The Disney Channel.

In reaction to the news, our staff first popped some champagne - and then stopped to wonder: What other shows would we love to see rebooted?

We answer that questions (sometimes seriously, sometimes less so) in the following TV Fanatic Round Table. Read our responses and then jump in with your own...

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Matt Richenthal: Saved by the Cell. Screech gets imprisoned for trying to peddle the Dustin Diamond sex tape at Bayside, only for his life to be resurrected behind bars when he reconnects with AC Slater, who is serving time for steroid distribution.

Carissa Pavlica: The Wonder Years. It would be cool too see what happened with Kevin, Paul, Winnie and the gang, especially since they grew up in the 60s.Where are they now? What have their kids become? It could be like Parenthood in a way, but following the families of an extended group of friends.

Christine Orlando: This question has already been answered for me. I grew up on Dallas, literally. It started when I was seven and ended when I was 20! Given all the crappy spinoffs and movie ripoffs of some of my other favorites, I'm thrilled that the Dallas reboot has been done so well. Long live the Ewings.

Miranda Wicker: The Really, Really Full House. That family just keeps expanding.

Leigh Raines: Still Friends. I always wanted to know if Ross and Rachel get married. Even though I wasn't a fan of the later seasons, I still wish we got a flash forward. I also want to pretend that the Joey spinoff never happened. Can we all agree on that??

Eric Hochberger: Sunday Night Lights. Eric Taylor is now the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Steve Marsi: The East Wing. A behind-the-scenes, walk-and-talk heavy look inside the life of a high-powered FLOTUS and her staff.

Jim Garner: Being a CSI fan and from Texas, I would love to see CSI: Austin where the show can use the strangeness and fun of Keep Austin Weird in its storylines.

Neil Lynch: That's Quagmire! or Air Quagmire. What happens to Quagmire when he holes up in the cities he flies to? This series uncovers the dirty, debaucherous, lecherous and nefarious activities Quagmire indulges in when he's away from home.

YOUR turn, TV Fanatics: funny or serious, which spinoffs would you love to see?


I'd love to see a spinoff of The Mentalist after the Red John situation ends. Simon Baker and Robin Tunney would be a great crime fighting duo in a sitcom environment. Lots of humorous episodes, teasing banter and crime solving shenanigans would be great fun to watch, with no need for an underlying tragedy to deal with.


I agree with joyeful EARLY EDITION for me as well!!


I think I'd like a Dawson's Creek spinoff featuring the kids of Joey& Pacey, Jen, Joey's sister (I can't remember her name), etc.


The NeX Files - Fox and Dana's children against the Alien Apocalypse. Also a darker and more action packed show. So perfect only for (FX). @queenbee94 No laugh track, I'd watch. @ Eric H - Nice (>‿◠)✌ @ Steve M , VEEP @ Matt R - That's just wrong  m(>


omg @queenbee94 How I Met Your Father is SO on! :D


All my answers would be sci-fi/fantasy-ish LOL. One of my favourite shows growing up was Early Edition, which made me fall in love with Kyle Chandler long before Friday Night Lights. It was a show about a guy who got the next day's newspaper and had to try to change the bad headlines. I would love to see that done but in this day and age with the internet and technology making it more complicated.


For a classic, I definitely want a spinoff of Friends. I also want a spinoff of Castle when it ends, followin Ryan, Esposito, and Lanie. They're so underused. They deserve their own show.


What about "How I Met Your Father" - Ted's wife tells their children how they met and we get to see all the crazy things she and her friends were up to!


When Burn Notices ending soon I would like to see a spin off of Sam

Spindae 2o

we all are just CHARMED! I'm blessed to have watched the show and a sequel-reboot would be = *.* !

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