Five TV Show Spin-Offs That Should Have Never Been Canceled


Models Inc. is about, well models, duh!  Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear from Melrose Place) and  mother Hilary Michaels (such a terrible made up name) played by Linda Grey run a modeling agency. The show was produced by Aaron Spelling (genius), so how could this have been canceled? It also had future star Garcelle Beauvais and Carrie-Anne Moss (‘The Matrix’).  Models Inc. knew how to spot talent. I really would like it explained to me why this show didn’t work. Isn’t the basics of good TV to watch beautiful people do beautiful things? This was canceled after two seasons, but really without much closure for me.


I wish I could tell you I always knew this fun fact but I didn’t, ready? Just the Ten of Us was a spin-off of Growing Pains! Did I blow your mind? It really blew mine when I found out. Both shows were favorites of mine; I guess I wasn’t into details growing up or something. How did some genius think to give Coach Graham Lubbock and his eight kids their own show? Sometimes Hollywood is really smart at these things. Nothing makes me happier (besides when shows go on vacations) than a big family scenario. Eight kids? Yes please! There was a kid for each of us to identify with (except the baby, Harvey. He served very little purpose). I really liked Connie but if you ask Co-founder Zooey D, she will tell you her favorite was Sherry (Heidi Zeigler). The show was canceled after three seasons, so Hollywood can be pretty dumb sometimes too, it seems.

The Golden Palace

The Golden Palace was a spin-off of The Golden Girls minus Bea Arthur, but who cares, it had Betty White. I bet you if you aired this now on TV Land before or after Hot In Cleveland it would do so well. You can have that idea, TV Land programmers, go for it. The Golden Palace has our favorite retired women running a fancy hotel. I know I mentioned earlier how much I love vacations and big family story lines, but I also really love a “hotel living” story line. Don Cheadle was the hotel manager, do you need anything else? This show only aired for one season, sadly. I might have to admit that 80% of my interest in this show growing up was based on the fact that Betty White and I shared the same name.

Saved by the Bell: The College Years

Saturday mornings growing up were all about Saved by the Bell. I don’t even think I really loved the show, but I watched. I really liked Good Morning Miss Bliss (the original Saved by the Bell) more, but that was probably just me since they recast it. Saved by the Bell: The College Years was great because you got to see what happened to Zack and Kelly. Whenever a show blesses you with follow up info on your favorite cast you need to respect it and not cancel it. Everyone should know that.


I saved this for last and I think we all know why. It’s clearly a TV show that really failed us by getting canceled. Daria is an animated serious and spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head. My favorite character was always Daria but I did love me some Quinn, her younger “cooler” sister. Co-founder Molly and I love to discuss who should play her in a feature movie.  I personally think Molly. This is the kind of show that should still be on now and twenty years from now. BRING BACK DARIA. Just decided here and now that HelloGiggles is going to do all we can to make Daria appear on our site. DREAM PEOPLE, DREAM.

Stay tuned for my next post when I discuss my love for spin-offs and confess I used to watch Empty Nest.

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