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It's a little facetious to say that Walt and Jesse were dropped. They were never intended to be lead characters. The show is about Saul Goodman (hence the Better Call Saul). Of course, they could make cameos, as Vince Gilligan, the Breaking Bad creator, said: “Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every ...


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Is there any proof that Fantasy Island had a spinoff aimed at children? Or is this something that an imaginative TV Troper invented? The TV Troper's claims are true. Fantasy Island normally aired on Saturday nights, just after Love Boat. Towards the end of season two though, there are two additional episodes that aired on Sunday, and were titled as, "...


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Added to the other answers: Jesse Pinkman would still have been a school student (making facetious art about his teachers, as well as the occasional wooden box), and Walter White a mild mannered chemistry teacher (who was giving his less attentive students an F and an inferiority complex). Why would either of them need a lawyer (at that time)?


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Well, a little bit of research turns up this hierarchy: Love, American Style Happy Days The Fonz and the Happy Days gang (animated) Out of the Blue Laverne & Shirley Laverne & Shirley in the Army (animated) Mork & Mindy Mork & Mindy (animated) ...


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I hate to send you to a website, but there is a master list of crossover appearances maintained at Poobala. The site is physically elderly, to the extent that it uses frames, and it last had a major update in January 2012, but it is quite comprehensive. There are so many crossovers listed that it would be futility to copy them all over here. The ...


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Wikipedia has some information about this. For instance, Detective John Munch from Homicide: Life on the Street (NBC) appeared in an episode of The X Files (FOX). It's rare, but it happens.


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At that time, Happy Days was the best vehicle to test Williams in a Prime Time environment. One has to remember that Happy Days is one of the biggest spin-off trees in TV history (Itself being a spin off) In general, spin-offs are finding talent and testing them on a show with a similar demographic to see if they might be able to hold up the ratings and ...


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I think an interesting example in this regard might be Baywatch Nights, which was basically a detective crime show, with Mitch Buchannon opening a private investigation agency. I would call this quite a contrast to the rather soap-opera-like lifeguard drama of the original Baywatch this was a spin-off to. And if this wasn't enough, the whole concept of ...


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This thread gives some examples, including the following: Lou Grant was a drama that spun off from the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (this was already mentioned in an answer by Walt) The Perry Mason radio show was a soap opera/drama that spawned two TV series. The Edge of Night came first and was a soap opera/drama. A year later came Perry Mason, which ...


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Yes. Off the top of my head, Lou Grant from 1977 was a drama series, yet it was a spin-off of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. [And dang it, I was going to mention Baywatch Nights too! ;)] It also worked the other way in the more obscure example of Beverly Hills Buntz, an NBC comedy with Denis Frantz that ran for one season in the late 80s and was a ...


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The show is about Saul, many (seven) years before the events in Breaking Bad.


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The other answers summarize things well: This is about Saul and it happens well before the Walter and Jesse characters even become interesting. However, regarding "Is there any plans to include them in the future?" the fact that Better Call Saul is a prequel does not mean it may not eventually catch up to the time frame that is breaking bad, or offer us ...


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Yes. But no. From TV Tropes: Originally, the series was going to star Bernard and Bianca from The Rescuers, which would likely have departed from the books in favor of original content. However, when The Rescuers Down Under was greenlit for production, the series was extensively retooled. In the revised idea from series creator Tad Stones called Metro ...


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Not sure if OP meant that Bones interlinked characters/episodes with the tv show Crossing Jordan, I wasn't aware of crossovers with CSI but maybe I missed them. Not sure if this counts but Joss Whedon's two shows Buffy and Angel were written in the same universe however at a later time Angel was moved to another television network. This is why there stopped ...


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From Wikipedia: Actor-director Jerry Paris was inspired to create the character of Mork after directing an unusual and memorable episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show in which van Dyke's Rob Petrie believed the Earth had been surreptitiously invaded by walnut-eating aliens who stole humans' thumbs and imaginations. When he moved on to direct Happy Days, he ...


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Yes and no. The Flash was introduced as a back door pilot on the Arrow. They introduced Barry on The Arrow as a way to gauge interest in the production of a new show. This makes it a spin off. But a spin off is typically done with a supporting character of a show. Barry was only in one episode of the monster of the week plot of Arrow. And introduced ...


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No, it is more a sidequel, instead of a spin-off spin-off: media, a spin-off1 (or spinoff[2]) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from one or more already existing works, that focuses, in particular, in more detail on one aspect of that original work (e.g. a particular topic, character, or an ...


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The only programme I know of close to this concept is the BBC programme "Still open all hours". The original programme " Open all hours" was broadcast 1976 to 1985 and starred Ronnie Barker as shopkeeper Arkwright and David Jason as his assistant Granville. Many plots followed Arkwright pursuing the district nurse Gladys with amorous intent. Still Open ...


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JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme. It spun off NCIS. NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving ...


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Darkwing Duck is a spin-off of DuckTales, and while they aren't COMPLETELY different genres, DuckTales is more of an "adventure" story revolving around three kids, while Darkwing Duck is a crime-fighting superhero story revolving around an adult and his daughter.


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The biggest difference in genre that I can think of: The Simpsons is an animated spin-off from the sketch comedy show The Tracey Ullman Show. Labeling genre can be subjective. Here's my rationale... Genre is defined as: "a categorization of a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or ...


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