5 Spin-Offs I'd Totally Watch

Mighty viewer, don’t scorn the spin-off! Without it we would've never delighted in the Seattle exploits of Dr. Fraiser Crane on Frasier, or the bi-sexual woofiness of Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood, or eleven seasons of ground-breaking silliness on The Jeffersons. And so, dear readers, here are a few I offer to you, in fantasy development…


Just Joan

Tired of fast-forwarding to the “good parts” of Mad Men? And when I say good parts, I mean Joan, of course: Joan is a reason to live, to breathe, to suffer through the Zou-bee-Zou of it all. Just Joan zaps our heroine fifteen-ish years into the future. It’s 1983, disco is officially dead, and a new wave is rocking the nation, and Joan (now a hot hot hot 40-something), cashes in her SCDP nest egg and moves, along with her three kids, to Los Angeles, where she takes a job in the music industry. See our Joan rub shoulders with the likes of Bowie, Benetar, and The Boss as she navigates a new and exciting but equally grabby-grabby world. Her saving grace comes in the form of Billy, her Love Boat-addicted, too fabulous, gay neighbor. They get downright Tales of the City chummy as they stay up late nights making friendship bracelets and experimenting with illicit drugs. Joan also learns a hyphenate that will come to describe her, “fag-hag.”


Two and a Half Women

Don’t you hate it when a show introduces a really compelling character in the pilot and never brings him or her back? If CBS truly wants to be part of a zeitgeist, the network should skip Two and a Half Men Season 10 and replace it next season with its female counterpoint. The spin is that one of the main characters is a zombie living with her two former non-zombie sorority sisters in a small apartment after the apocalypse. And in a real stroke of genius, producers have gotten Robert Kirkman’s blessing to use the creepy-crawly Half Woman from The Walking Dead pilot! Plus, to put a fetid cherry on top, Amy Sedaris is in talks to play the Half Woman! Although a leaked early draft of the pilot script disappointingly dwells on jokes about how the Half Woman can’t reach stuff, the disgusting slime trail she leaves behind on the newly looted carpets, and how she doesn’t have to worry about having her period anymore, I am confident that with some tweaking and punching up, a full-season pick-up could find this show topping the ratings very soon.


Oh Donna!

Donna Meagle, our favorite strike-you-dead-with-a-look citizen of Parks and Recreation’s Pawnee, gives up her small-town life to pursue her dreams of living in the big city. That’s right Indianapolis! But things get complicated when she arrives in the state capital to find a young orphan named Brewster living in her apartment. What’s a woman to do? She adopts the eight-year-old white boy and they somehow form a family. But on Brewster’s first day of school he gets bullied for having an adoptive African-American mother. Hell hath no fury like a Meagle scorned, and Donna hunts down the bullies and gives them a firm talking to, complete with pursed lips and very loud eye-rolls.


Flush Life

Mike Delfino (James Denton), who was mentally abused for eight long years by Teri Hatcher’s plastic surgery on Desperate Housewives, strikes out on his own in this light and lively USA Network dramedy. “But Mike died!" you say. Not. Just. Yet. In a real twister-oo worthy of a soapy DH alum, the creators of Flush Life posit that Mike’s death was faked so he could turn state’s evidence against the mob connected with the goons who were after him. In exchange, he was placed in the witness protection program and moved to Malibu; now he goes by the name of Jake Sweetwater, friendly neighborhood plumber. Always handy with his tools, Mike, er... I mean, Jake, hits pay-dirt on his first job, unclogging the hair-filled sink of aging actress Monica Da Minica (a luminous Sharon Stone). Upon first laying eyes on Jake, Monica cranks the heat in the bathroom, forcing him to take off his shirt to plumb the depths of her shower. Jake is surprised when his phone starts blowing up mere minutes after leaving Monica’s house; appreciative of his talents, she has spread the word... now he just has to keep up the good work. Soon, Jake becomes “plumber to the stars,” and Susan Hayward is a distant, bird-like memory. A hard lesson learned: There are no secrets amongst the Hollywood elite, especially if you have nice abs.


Cougar Town Nightmares

Gordon Ramsay follows around the cast of Cougar Town, screaming at them about their wine selection, home décor, and the dangers of too much Botox. Watch Gordon mistake Courteney Cox's Jules for a woman in her 50s, oops! Experience Gordon loudly debating Grayson over the existence of metrosexuals! Partake in the viewer-voted makeover of Laurie Keller! Cringe as Gordon berates Ellie and Andy over their parenting skills of the baby introduced in Season 1 and never seen again! And finally, witness Gordon kick Bobby’s ass in Penny Can!


Okay, your turn: What spin-offs would you like to see? Let's see how creative you can be!

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Criminal minds spin off with Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) in her new job. I guess she will take the Interpol job that she was offerd. Because i read that she wouldn't be coming back next season.
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I know you're probably looking for joke answers, but here's what I've got for you (and if they're dumb, then yes, of course they're joke answers... ):



I could sort of see an eventual Castle spin-off starring Det. Ryan; he basically comes across as Castle-lite anyway (when compared to Beckett-lite, aka. Det. Esposito- especially apparent in this season's finale).



A Eureka spin-off starring Wil Wheaton's character. Basically, I just want Wil Wheaton to star in his own show. lol



They could probably do something funny with a side character from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia- like the Waitress or someone.
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Here's one for you:



Sick of her father and brother's BS, Ashley packs up and moves to Portugal and opens up her own shop. It's "Hardcore Pawn: Hot Lisbon Action," Tuesdays this fall on TruTV!
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don't trust the pawn stars in apartment 23 where all there everyone becomes in with the old man and he screws them over
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troy and abed in the morning

a house spin off would be cool



rodger from american dad spin off

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I would watch the heck out of The Original Family+Caroline (I;m a Klaroline shipper, obvs :D)...the spin-off from The Vampire Diaries starring the Originals...They kind of killed most of them...but I'n the world of TVD I'm sure they could find something to "reunite" them =)))
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I would happily sell my soul for a show with Rebekah Katherine and Caroline doing whatever they damn well please.
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I got some...

1. Listen To Your Hartz: A spin-off of Happy Endings starring Megan Mullally as Dana Hartz (Penny's mom) as she travels the country helping people with her super positive attitude while trying to make it as a singer.

2. Abed Goes To Hollywood: A spin-off of Community that follows Abed (and Troy) to Hollywood where Abed struggles to make his dream movie.

3. The Adventures of Walter and William: A prequel to Fringe starring a young Walter Bishop and William Bell as they experiment and push the boundaries of Fringe science and the series finale would be Peters death at the lake.
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Dancing With An American Idol - Past American Idol contestants are paired off with past Dancing With the Stars contestants for the ultimate disaster reality TV show. Dances are performed to music that was performed by the Idol contestants.



Girl With No Name - Felicia Day reprises her role of Charlie from Supernatural, and she brings down demons by annoying them to death by continuously hacking into their computers and deleting emails, and changing the passwords to their bank accounts.



Santana & Santana - Santana from Glee meets Carlos Santana from Santana and joins his band as the lead singer. Santana and Santana butt heads, and hilarity ensues as the new and old generation try to gel.



Burt Reynolds - Follows the hijinks of Burt Reynolds the alligator from Hart of Dixie, after he runs away to Louisiana, as he tries to find love in the Bijou while trying to avoid those pesky hunters from Swamp People.



The Secret Square - The four other Blake kids come to Chance Harbor to take revenge on the The Secret Circle for killing their father by not getting canceled after the first season.



My Alias Is Chuck - Chuck and Sarah's kid from Chuck teams up with Sydney and Vaughn's kid from Alias forming the ultimate spy team. Their nemesis is Arvin Sloane who, after escaping from his tomb, downloads the Intersect which contains all kinds of cool information about Rambaldi which ultimately leads to Rambaldi's real end game.



Skin and Guts - Cam from Bones gets to solve crime by using regular autopsies. If you think Bones is disgusting you ain't seen nothing yet!



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The Secret Square. I approve of this.
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MY spinoff's would be



1.) Dawn Summers aka Dawn of The Dead!!! : Basically Buffy passed the torch or eh steak to her lil sis Dawn... who is a Vampire that goes all bad on her sisters ass... BUT we endup rooting for the Vamps instead of the slayers ;)

2.) Charmed 3D : Paige, Phoebie and Piper's Children take over the Cromwell house hold... or eh maybe grandchildren (depends on what you thought of the series finale ending)

3.) Connor : Angel's son... from the series Angel
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Best spinoff ever is obviously NCIS which is a spinoff from jag which ran for 10 years and NCIS now finishing up season 9. NCIS even has its own spinoff with NCIS Los Angeles!!!
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Would totally love to watch "Just Joan!"
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Chase M.D. (spin-off from House M.D.)
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In which Chase stands there and looks pretty...that would make any patient feel better.
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The ones i would watch:



Troy and Abed doing Sketches



The Schrute Farm: The Trilogy



The Office Creed and Meredith starring The Crazy and the Homeless, but maybe Meredith should star on "The Orifice"..



Swansoms Way



The Lannister's Kingdom



Dexter: Serial Teenage



Everyone knows its Butters!



Two and a Half Bertas



Jake and Eldrige in Cheech & Chong the Series



Also, Pollo Hermanos: Crystal Chicken.. but the "better call saul" idea from Tvking00 was awesome!!
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Did you notice that the coffee lady in the Diner used in Bones is getting more and more lines? They are setting her up for "Beans" where she can tell when people will die by the coffee they order and tries to switch them to decaf. I can already give away that the first season will end on a cliffhanger when someone orders tea.
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Fedora- In which Neal Caffery stares at the screen for 45 minutes wearing nothing but a Fedora.



The Original Chronicles- The Mikaelson vampires at their best. The origin of Elijah's value of "Word." Glimpses of Tatia...the smartest dopplegaenger of them all. The origin of Klaus' psychosis and how he picked up those nifty drawing skills. It follows the Original family from the time Klaus was born and through those centuries he spent wheeling their bodies around. It'll star the entire Mikaelson family...including Finn, the suicidal one. And Tatia will be a recurring character.Because one season of the Original family isn't enough...and let's face it. They've actually surpassed the original TVD cast in favorite characters.



Door to Heaven- Pretty much TVD's Aunt Jenna opening the gates of heaven for any person who dies in Mystic Falls. The catch...is sometimes they don't actually stay dead. It gets confusing for her. But opening doors...it's her thing.



Sally's Secret- Anyone every wonder what happen to TSC"s Sally? Dear sweet Sally, the kind and oh so helpful black girl who had prospects of being Cassie's new best friend in Chance Harbor before faye sort of killed her and Dawn sort of revived her with magic crystal juice. Well she's back...and she's been changed. Mystical crystal juice is flowing through her veins and she suddenly has powers she didn't know she could possess. She's been spying on the circle and she knows all their secrets. She may or may not be working with the witch hunters. But mostly..she's pissed that she only lasted an episode.



Other Asian and Silent Matt- In which neglected Tina tracks down Matt Rutherford...the boy w/o a voice and THEY become the new FINCHEL of New Directions.



Bunny- A spinoff of Leverage. Because I can only imagine the things that Parker's bunny has seen over the years.



The Cleaners- It follows the cleaning crew with the unfortunate task of cleaning oncall rooms, elevators, hallways, and operating rooms at Seattle Grace Mercy West. Given the explosions, copious amounts of debauchery in unsanitary places, and the operations that happen inbetween it's a mess job but somebody has to do it. They spend most of their time in hazmat suits.
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Shocked your opening blurb failed to mention the single most successful spin-off of all time, The Simpsons.
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spin off the janitor and ted adopting a kid together from scrubs

the dean life adventure with troy and abed looooool
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Also, obviously, a Klaus spin-off, starting in the early 1800s, titled simply "Klaus".



OH OH OH, a Fringe Spin-off - "The Other Side" - you can pretty much guess what it would feature, focus on Fauxlivia.
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Two Broke Queens - A 2-broke-girl-esque singlecamera musicalish Glee spin-off, featuring a single Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel trying to make it on Broadway post-NYADA. In the meantime they have to work petty jobs around town to make rent and buy feather-boas, plastic tiaras and whatever NY Queens need to be fabulous.
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The Adventures of Griff & Young Griff.

(if you dont know who these people are, dont google it as you'll probably run into a spoiler)
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Caroline Forbes and Tyler Lockwood taking their mothers' advice and fleeing Mystic Falls to escape The Council. New identities and Carol Lockwood's cash get them going, and they travel and work around the world as young sexy supernaturals.
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if tv networks took the time to read these comments, they would have like 10 better shows for the fall than the ones they have now
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*A True Blood Eric and Pam spin-off

*A Jeff Winger spin-off for when he becomes a lawyer again

*An Original Vampire spin-off of Vampire Diaries =)
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I would SOOOO watch Inspector Spacetime, even if its an obvious Dr.Who rip (Cuz Dr.Who is amazing)
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Troy and Abed in the morning!
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A Day in the Life of Lord Tubbington - featuring Lord Tubbington of Glee fame, reading secret diaries, buying weed, oh and doing everyday household chores...
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Inspector Spacetime and constable reggie.
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the one with Mike, oh sorry, Jake, sounds quite promising:)
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"Ralphi-Oh!"

Any genre, any plot. As long as it is 30-60 minutes Jean Ralphio every week for 6 seasons.



"Chicken Parmesan"

Gene Parmesan, master of disguise, has to go work undercover in a chicken restaurant that is owned by the mob. He applies for all the positions, from chef to waiter to accountant, under a different persona to ensure that he will get an in, but oh no! All of his alter egos end up getting hired! Now he has to juggle several identities, disguises and tasks in the kitchen without making his mafia boss suspicious.

Wacky hijinks ensue, but it's all in a day's work for Gene Parmesan, P.I.



"The Fisher Queen"

Armed with a healthy dose of contempt for the entitled hipster art crowd she encouters at gallery openings and indie movie premieres, Claire Fisher tries to make her way as a photogapher in NYC, while coordinating a long distance relationship with her conservative boyfriend back home in California.

It's the Anti-Girls show, because I imagine she would have hated Lena Dunham too.

I miss Claire Fisher :(
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Well I'd totally watch... none of the above ;-)



Two and a half Women actually could work but not with a Zombie. Making it a spin-off why not about Rose? That could be fun.
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True Blood spinoff featuring just Eric and Pam would be nice. The Vampire Thrills of Eric & Pam without the absurdity of the residents from Bon Temps. I'm there.





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All Eric, All the Time!!! Pam for comedy relief.
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Yes. Yes. Yes.



Better than all the crap that's been written above.
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you read my mind.
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It's a cute concept and clever article...none of the shows sound interesting to me though, except the one where Gordon tortures the smug cast of Cougartown!



Here's my spin off suggestion:



Lost my Blanky: This is a space opera following the romantic adventures of Ben Linus, in his space ship Blanky 1, as he tries to hook up with his lost soul mate Sally!



We also get to see what our other favorite lost characters are doing in heaven with their soul mates. Are they having little soul mate babies? Living in big houses with white picket fences? Running an online service to help other lost souls find true love in the afterlife?



Also starring the black cloud thingy as Linus's trusty sidekick.

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"Me and my Brother", a spin off of Lost with Jacob as the lead.

"Atonement" a Spn Spin-off with Castiel.

"Better Call Saul" a dramdey with Saul, Mike and a bunch of weird cases
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Dont dig the title chosen lol....but I actually thought they would do kind of a "prequel spin off" of lost with jacob and "the man in black" maybe THEN they could answer some actual questions about the island
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I totally would watch the Castiel show. Like, I think I might even prefer it to Supernatural itself! Especially if he stays (just a little) crazy.
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Untitled Bobby and Rufus pilot.

Before Bobby and Rufus were allies to the Winchester brothers they were a demon fighting duo. After Rufus saves Bobby from his possessed wife he takes it upon himself to train the fledgling hunter. Their partnership works well (similar to Sam and Dean's in fact) until Rufus falls for a psychic who later dies because of a mistake Bobby made.
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That would make for a great miniseries.
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This a thousand times over!!!
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Elena Gilbert makes a hash out of normal life situations! That I would watch! Just for the irony.
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In one of Price's recaps we talked about a Spinoff of Elena's neighbor, just witnessing the events at the house over the last 3 years. Thats entertainment.
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I did read that a Warehouse 13 spin-off is in the works about H.G. Wells in a steampunk period show.



How about a spin-off of Eureka with a digitized Holly called "Date My Avatar?"

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Grimm : Monroe Spin-off (seriously, Monroe is the soul of the show, makes him the protagonist)



Fringe : The Other Side (We all like Altivia, don't we ?)
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Troy and Abed in Supernatural!
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How about a Community/Sherlock spinoff.



Troy and Abed (and Annie) solving crimes! *NIGHTS*
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that is actually a brilliant-genius idea for the new showrunner/s of Community!!!
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yes...and Annie, she makes everything better
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Sons of Anarchy: The Origins/First 9 would be just awesome!
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The Ghostly Adventures of Mr. Pamuk.



Remember the poor, unfortunate Mr. Pamuk? Well, you might think he is nothing but a rather unpleasant memory for Mary Crawley, BUT, though His body left Downton, his spirit never did! Bound to the Abbey due to the strange, abrupt circumstances of his death, Mr. Pamuk roams the halls of the grand home, observing the lives of those who live and work there. One day, to his shock, he finds himself attached to a young serving maid. Due to tragic circumstances, the maid has to leave Downton, dragging our Mr. Pamuk with her! Taking a string of menial and sometimes shady jobs across England just to survive, she thinks herself a lonely soul. Will she ever realize the presence of Mr. Pamuk? Only time will tell!
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I would totally watch the hell out of "Oh Donna!"
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Dave



Dave, Jemaine and Brett's best friend from Flight of the Conchords, gets his own show! Join him as he hooks up with Mel, starts a band with Demetri and Todd and tries to find new best friends. All while running his pawn shop and dealing with his two crazy roommates, who totally aren't his parents.
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Untitled KotH spinoff



In a bid to save his family estate from being torn down, Bill moves from Arlen back into his families Louisiana mansion with his cousin Gilbert. As part of his late aunt Esme's will, in order to inherit the family fortune he must settle down and start a family. Hijinks naturally ensue. Expect occasional guest spots from Hank & co. except for Luanne & Lucky who mived to his uncle's pig farm in Oklahoma.
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How We Killed Our Father:



Two teenage kids, having been told thousands of stories related, but not relevant, to how their father had met their mother -- many of which involves their father having sex with other women -- finally lose their minds after their father says he's finished with his stories, only to realize that he NEVER actually told them how he met their mother! So the two kids, now sitting at a police station, tell detectives about how they killed their father. HWKOF is projected to be 32 seasons long, matching HIMYM.
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THIS.IS.AWESOME.
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L-O-L! I don't write those letters very often, but this comment made me laugh to the point of hurting.
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House's Lisa Cuddy, Digimon Adventure three, and while it may be for any stupid reason. I would be happy to see something Stargate.
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It's Always Sunny Because of Day-Man:



This is a series of a man -- no, a DAY man -- that fights evil and crime to keep the world a sunny place. Not only is he the champion of the sun, he's also a master of karate and friendship! Aside from the everyday crime that Day-Man must fight, he also has a life-long arch-nemesis: Nightman, an evil villain that terrorizes young boys as they sleep at night. Only Day-Man can stop him!
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Absolutely brilliant! And with the show's theme song already written how can it fail? For every young boy, Day-Man will swoop in before Night-Man can steal his s[h]oul.
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OMG! I would watch the crap out of that show! ...



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I mean, what a creative idea for a spin-off. I would indeed partake in its viewing experience.
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Loblaw Law: Follows both the professional and personal life of Bob Loblaw and his staff. Towards the end of season one, Bob Loblaw has to save his career after accidentally posting incriminating evidence on his law blog.
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