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9 Spin-Off Shows That Were Real Hits

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT | Lucille Barilla By: Lucille Barilla

The Simpsons

Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

 1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

 "The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own in 1989 and satirized a  middle class American lifestyle. The characters of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have since become cultural phenomenon's and have done something no other television show before or since has accomplished before; become the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and the longest-running American primetime, scripted television series.

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