If you’ve been a TV buff for a while, you’ll likely know many of the most famous small-screen spinoffs. Game of Thrones spawned the prequel spinoff House of the Dragon. Breaking Bad begat Better Call Saul. Cheers gave rise to Frasier. And All in the Family launched a number of successor shows, including The Jeffersons and Good Times.
But we’re guessing you didn’t realize all the TV shows on the list below were also spinoffs — or, at least, wouldn’t have made it to air without the earlier show. Read on to discover the little-known links in television’s vast family tree.