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Here Are the 10 Best TV Spinoffs

Children's shows take top billing

(Newser) - Some people insist you shouldn't mess with a classic, but if a TV show has a compelling character or story line, a spinoff can lure loyal fans from the original and even attract new ones. To see which offshoots have done best, 24/7 Wall St. looked at the top-rated... More »

House of Cards Halted; Theater Solicits Spacey Tips

Kevin Spacey scandal continues to have repercussions

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kevin Spacey scandal continues. Netflix announced Tuesday that production of the sixth and final season has been at least temporarily suspended, reports USA Today . It's not clear when, or if, shooting will resume, with a Netflix rep saying that production is on hold "until further... More »

Full House Is Officially Back

'Fuller House' debuts on Netflix next year

(Newser) - Children of the '80s and '90s, the rumors are true : Full House is getting a spinoff. John Stamos revealed to Jimmy Kimmel last night that Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of Fuller House, to debut next year. Candace Cameron Bure will return, playing DJ Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed... More »

Critics Put Better Call Saul on Speed Dial

Accolades already filtering in for 'Breaking Bad' spinoff with Bob Odenkirk

(Newser) - "Every sleazeball has a story to tell" tops the Washington Post review of Better Call Saul, AMC's much-anticipated spinoff to Breaking Bad —and if the reviews so far are any indication, it's a story people want to hear. The show dedicated to Saul Goodman, the seedy... More »

Breaking Bad Gets Its First Spinoff

'Better Call Saul' will be about Walter White's lawyer

(Newser) - When the final season of Breaking Bad wraps up, it won't be completely gone: AMC has signed on for a spinoff featuring the character of Saul Goodman, the lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk, reports the Hollywood Reporter . But it looks like we'll be going back in time. Expect... More »

Star Wars Spinoff Films Coming

Stand-alone movies will be in addition to planned trilogy

(Newser) - It's a Star Wars avalanche: In addition to the coming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX , Disney plans to produce a number of spinoff movies that revolve around certain characters, CEO Robert Iger tells CNBC . No word yet on which characters will be featured in the standalone films (rumor is... More »

Slumdog to Spin Off Reality Show

Show would focus on poverty-stricken Mumbai

(Newser) - Slumdog Millionaire, which centers around a reality show, may soon get a reality show of its own, E! reports. Secret Slumdog Millionaire, like its predecessor Secret Millionaire, would follow undercover richies handing out $100,000 in poor neighborhoods—except this time in Mumbai. “The millionaires who sign up will... More »

Gossip Girl Spinoff Set for May

New show will flash back to the '80s

(Newser) - Gossip Girl fans, rejoice. After denying the rumors for months, the show’s producers now tell the Hollywood Reporter a spinoff is in the works. The new show will be set in the 1980s and tell the story Lily van der Woodsen—mom of Serena—and how fast times in... More »

Lehman Employees Feeling the Pain

With the share price plunging and no buyers on the horizon worry turns to fear

(Newser) - Lehman Brothers employees who watched their colleagues at Bear Stearns lose their jobs earlier this year are preparing for a similar fate in an already clogged field, reports the New York Times. “Everyone is walking around like they have just been Tasered,” said one Lehman employee. Making matters... More »

'Gossip Girl' Spin-Off Under Way

Execs may tap co-star Taylor Momsen for leading role

(Newser) - "Gossip Girl" producers are planning a spin-off series set at a girls' boarding school, Reuters reports. The CW drama’s Taylor Momsen or a new character to be introduced into the series this fall will likely land the leading role of the spin-off, inspired by the novel The It ... More »

As AOL Looks for Answers, Time Warner Hopes for Deal

The parent of the struggling Internet giant says AOL needs a partner

(Newser) - AOL’s efforts at launching an Internet ad-sales business—dubbed Platform A—continue to stumble, the New York Times reports. Parent Time Warner Monday fired another exec and yesterday said it’s willing to combine AOL with another company to jump-start the moribund division it’s already spent $1 billion... More »

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