Here's what you can expect this upcoming season
By Michaela Sinclair
Special to MSN TV
In part eight of our 10-part series on this fall's TV trends, we look at
spin-offs and how the networks' love of them brings us several this fall.
Everything old is new again once spin-offs take over television this fall. A
flurry of new spin-offs are joining existing ones like "Law & Order: SVU"
and "NCIS Los Angeles," with even more being considered for development. The CW
confirmed that its latest hit, "Arrow," will be a launching pad for another DC
comic book hero, the Flash, and its long-running series "Supernatural" is
leading to a Chicago-based spin-off. Even "Breaking Bad" producers have been
considering a Saul Goodman-led prequel.
While we're debating whether this could be the best or worst idea ever, it's
no secret that for every great spin-off, a terrible one exists. Most fans of
"The Simpsons" don't realize that it actually started as a sketch on "The Tracey
Ullman Show." Meanwhile, we've conveniently forgotten about "Time of Your Life,"
the "Party of Five" offshoot starring Jennifer Love Hewitt that couldn't even
make it through a full season. (For Hewitt, that was definitely not the time of
Bing: 'Once Upon a Time in
Wonderland' | 'Chicago PD' | 'The Originals'
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