Sometimes it is hard to find the right ingredients for the perfect show – just ask the producers and stars of some the TV’s worst spin-offs. These actors and actresses had a good thing going when they were part of other shows, but then they tried to do something on their own, tragedy struck. Many of us have already forgotten these terrible shows, which is probably a good thing. When they were on the air, we either tried to pretend that they weren’t actually on TV or we cringed while watching them. Here is a lesson for networks everywhere – these nine shows are evidence that not all spin-offs are a success.
Joey was fine when he was on Friends. There were plenty of stronger characters there to keep things interesting. When he got his own show, however, that’s when things got bad. The critics hated it and ratings continued to fall until NBC decided to cancel the series halfway through the second season without ever broadcasting the remaining episodes.