1. Daryl Dixon
Original series: The Walking Dead
Potential spin-off title: Badass With a Bow. A crossbow, that is…
Premise: Since no prison walls can hold a force as epic as Daryl, he sets off, with Carol at his side, on his own zombie apocalypse adventures. Cutoff shirts and awesome nicknames abound.
2. Karen Walker
Original series: Will and Grace
Potential spin-off title: Hello Karen, It’s Me, Vodka
Premise: Karen hosts her own daytime talk show, and drinks, and drinks, and drinks, while she makes fun of her guests. Rosario and Jack are the producers she occasionally yells at just offstage, obviously.
3. Tobias Fünke
Original series: Arrested Development
Potential spin-off title: I Just Blue Myself
Premise: Think Breaking Bad meets Intervention. This former therapist-turned-wannabe-actor snaps one day, after a particularly draining session with Carl Weathers. He turns to a life of dealing blue paint and only with the help of his family can he really be saved from his new and dangerous life.
4. Boyd Crowder
Original series: Justified
Potential spin-off title: Born Again Boyd
Premise: Are you all ready to watch a Sunday sermon care of messiah Boyd? I know I am. This would be a series where Boyd is a televangelist with ties to the Kentucky mafia. (Kind of like a hillbilly version of The Sopranos.)
5. George Costanza
Original series: Seinfeld
Potential spin-off title: My So-Called Neurotic Life
Premise: We’ve seen how George’s neuroses take shape in New York, but what if he moved to Los Angeles? Hear me out: Think of how George would handle traffic, fake tans, and designer smoothies. This could be amazing, right?? (Yes, I realize there is Curb Your Enthusiasm, but we all need more George Costanza in our lives.)
6. Carlton Banks
Original series: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Potential spin-off title: Dance Like Tom Jones Is Watching
Premise: This could be a reality dancing series, à la Dancing With The Stars. The world is just a better place when Carlton puts on a sweater vest and dances to “It’s Not Unusual.”
7. Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
Original series: Orange Is the New Black
Potential spin-off title: Taystee’s Book Time
Premise: Taystee knows all the ins and outs of Litchfield’s library, why not give her a show, like Reading Rainbow, but for convicts?! That way, we can get more book recommendations, as well as some great slam poetry from her friends.
8. Abed and Troy
Original series: Community
Potential spin-off title: Troy and Abed in the Morning, no changes needed there.
Premise: The duo’s morning show is already a “thing” on Community, but I’d want to actually wake up and be able to hear their theme song, and watch them geek out while interviewing fellow students.
9. Charlie Kelly
Original series: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Potential spin-off title: Kitten Mittens
Premise: Charlie often eats cat food before bed, huffs paint on the regular, and may or may not be Frank’s son. But he’s also a bit of an idiot savant. It’s a wonder he’s still alive, and it would be cool to see to see exactly how he’s managed to survive this long. (Think Man vs. Wild, but Charlie vs. the WORLD.)
10. Angie Jordan
Original series: 30 Rock
Potential spin-off title: Queen of Jordan
Premise: If viewers learned anything from Mrs. Tracy Jordan’s foray into reality TV on 30 Rock, it’s that this is one queen who knows how to create drama. More throwing water in unsuspecting people’s faces?! Yes, please!
11. Ron Swanson
Original series: Parks and Recreation
Potential spin-off title: Meats and Mustaches
Premise: Ron Swanson does an Anthony Bourdain-like travel food show, but only about steak… sold.
12. James Doakes
Original series: Dexter
Potential spin-off title: I’m A Ghost, Motherfucker
Premise: Dexter hasn’t been quite the same since they killed off the one cop in the force who knew something was off with the blood spatter analyst. So, in this sci-fi drama, ghost Doakes solves serial killer crimes and ends each episode by saying, “Surprise, motherfucker.”
13. Dowager Countess of Grantham
Original series: Downton Abbey
Potential spin-off title: Dowager Knows Best
Premise: Seeing the inner workings of Downton is great, and all, but I want to go inside the Dowager’s estate! She’s a woman of a certain age, and that age is fabulously snarky. I’d tune in just to see how she behaves with her staff. (I imagine a lot of wonderful eye rolling.)
14. Salem Saberhagen
Original series: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Potential spin-off title: Salem
Premise: On Sabrina, Salem is not just a pet, he’s a warlock. Yes, a warlock, who was sentenced to serve an indefinite sentence as a cat to pay for his crime of trying to TAKE OVER THE WORLD. This new spin-off would pick up with Salem, free of being a cat, and ready to fulfill his emperor destiny.
15. Peggy Olson
Original series: Mad Men
Potential spin-off title: Peggy In Charge
Premise: Forget Sterling, Cooper, Draper, blah blah blah. Don is an alcoholic. All of the men at the firm are useless. Peggy is in charge, and the ad world is now her world. She starts her own firm, fills it with lady creatives, and secretaries that are hot, shirtless men. I would absolutely watch that, yes.
16. Ja’mie King
Original series: Summer Heights High
Potential spin-off title: Ja’mie. That’s the only title that matters.
Premise: It’s senior year, and Ja’mie has to hold on to her title of being the most popular mean girl in school. Will she be catty? Check. Have narcissistic tendencies? Double check. Totally amazing hair? Absolutely.
17. Stiles Stilinski
Original series: Teen Wolf
Potential spin-off title: How to Survive In A Pack of Wolves
Premise: Stiles’ werewolf friends encounter some epic supernatural force and banish Stiles and Lydia, (for love interest sake), to the safest part of the continent. Once there, Stiles uses his snark and sarcasm to charm Lydia, and they start making cute, banshee babies. Basically, I just want to see Stiles get lucky for a change.
Original series: The New Girl
Potential spin-off title: Schmidt Happens
Premise: This would be a lifestyle series, like Queer Eye, but instead of a flock of fabulous gay men, you’d have Schmidt revamping your wardrobe, personality, and hair products. (All based on his own perfected regimen, of course.)
19. Dr. John Watson
Original series: Sherlock
Potential spin-off title: Watson’s War
Premise: Similar to House, this medical series follows Watson as he takes on an entirely new role: saving lives in the ER while balancing the tricky task of regular dating. And I do mean dating outside of his very serious relationship with Sherlock. It’s funny, it’s dramatic, it’s terrifying. (Just like all great romance stories.)
20. Podrick Payne
Original series: Game of Thrones
Potential spin-off title: Podrick’s Sexual Prowess
Premise: This would be a series of episodes in which Podrick actually demonstrates what it is about him that is able to please women so thoroughly. Actually, maybe this is just a late night HBO porn series? Yeah, I’d watch any and all of it.
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