13 Short-Lived Spin-Offs
Joanie Loves Chachi
The Lone Gunman
Three years after All in the Family aired its finale episode in 1979, Gloria premiered with Sally Struthers in the title role. The spin-off ran from September 1982 to April 1983, ending after one season.
Marla Gibbs made the jump from The Jeffersons to Checking In in April 1981, six years into the long-running sitcom's time on air. Gibbs played her The Jeffersons character Florence for one month on the spin-off until it was pulled.
Three's a Crowd
Three's Company spawned another short-lived spin-off in 1979 with the introduction of The Ropers. Landlords Stanley (Norman Fell) and Helen Roper (Audra Lindley) got their own series for a little more than a year, totaling two seasons and 28 episodes.
Not even enough time to learn their names: The Tortellis aired from January to May 1987, cancelled after just a few months. The sitcom was a spin-off of Cheers, which wrapped its 11-year run in 1993.
The Golden Palace
Golden Girls fans said goodbye to the show in 1992 after seven years, but were met with a spin-off a few months later. The Golden Palace ran for two seasons, from September 1992 to May 1993.
The Brady Brides
The women of The Brady Bunch made it to the altar in February 1981, appearing in the short-lived spin-off The Brady Brides until it was pulled ten episodes later in April 1981.
The Dukes of Hazzard got the spin-off treatment a year after it made its debut, seeing the release of Enos in 1980. While Dukes went on to air through 1985, the follow-up series wrapped after one season in 1981.