21 Lazy (and Fake) Spinoff Concepts that are No Worse than ‘How I Met Your Father’

Post image for 21 Lazy (and Fake) Spinoff Concepts that are No Worse than ‘How I Met Your Father’

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Television

In case you went to bed at a reasonable hour last night (understandable, today is a big day!), CBS announced plans for a How I Met Your Mother spinoff, tentatively titled How I Met Your Father.

Apparently the current generation of network television executives are too young to remember That 80s Show, and literally ONE MILLION other failed stupid spinoff ideas that attempted to generate a new show without a new concept.

Here are 21 lazy spinoff concepts that are no worse than How I Met Your Father:

Fox’s New Girl takes a modern look at friendship and romance, following a group of roommates and their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits. New Boy does the same thing, except with one guy and three girls.

Mindy Lahiri wins a rental property in a low income neighborhood in a high stakes poker game and moonlights as the landlord. We will call it Mindy’s Projects.

Fueled by their passion for fame, while struggling to cope with the pressures of success, ABC’s Nashville is a musical thrill ride. Now stay tuned for Knoxville – a tale of geographic isolation and Appalachian glamour.

This fall, someone from NBC’s The Blacklist stars in The Slacks List – a psychological thriller about a man who needs to acquire every pair of pants on a mysterious list.. or else.

Sometimes there just ain’t enough hours in the day.. Jack Bauer returns for 25.

Leslie Knope and crew transfer from Parks and Recreation to Boards & Commissions. Hilarity ensues.

Agents of F.I.E.L.D. – A clandestine government agency led by Dan Fielding, specializing in unnecessary acronyms, and womanizing.

Canadian Horror Story, Canadian Dad, Greatest Canadian Hero. You get it.

If you cant get enough of Dance Moms stay tuned for Tap Dads starring Tony Danza.

CBS cashes in on Robin Williams’ successful return to broadcast television with Pam Dawber’s The Sane Ones.

Los Angeles’ NHL team owner dies, his widow takes over the team. I give you The Queen of Kings.

The Dunphys and Pritchetts face off five times a week, every week, in Modern Family Feud.

Nothing of Interest? No, I’m not asking if you’re entertained by this list, that’s a Person of Interest spinoff.

Former drug lord finds solace as a chemistry teacher in Breaking Good. (too easy)

Fox Mulder is back (just for the pilot of) The Y-Files!

CBS stresses adherence to the Scientific Method (and hilarity!) with The Big Bang Hypothesis.

F*ck Dynasty– New on Showtime. Chronicles Porn Stars daily life. (I’d SOOOO watch that)

Secondary. It’s the spin off of Elementary but takes place in Canada. (shots fired!)

The Limping Dead. A Herschel spinoff.

Ryan Reynolds returns to ABC this fall with: Two Pizza Places, a Girl and as Many Guys as You’re Comfortable With


We should stop.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Will October 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

I would watch each and every one of these.


Chad E. Young October 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

Let’s not forget, The Young Ones spinoff, the Old Ones.


Howard Decker October 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

Ah how could we? Also The Bad Wife.


Chad E. Young October 31, 2013 at 1:21 pm

What about GI Joes NJ spinoff, GI Johnny Alfredo?


Jason G October 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I’d so watch Dan Fielding in anything for the record…

Waiting for the Miami Vice spinoff, “Ft Lauderdale Lice” in which a special investigative unit attempts to thwart a rabid outbreak among blue hair retirees.


Count Marzo October 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I’d probably watch The Queen of Kings and Fuck Dynasty. 😀


HowardTheDeck November 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I know you would Count. That is, when you’re not watching the Dolphins kick ass in primetime!


Absurdist November 1, 2013 at 2:03 am

Queen of Kings must star Delta Burke as the plus-sized Yankee older sister of her character from 1st and 10.


Howard Decker November 1, 2013 at 11:41 am



The Sewer Den November 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Print this post, then frame. It’s brilliant. F*ck Dynasty – gold.


HowardTheDeck November 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm

hah, well there were three of us rattling them off so guess what they’re getting for Christmas… (framed prints of this post) (not really) (ok maybe)


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: