13 Spinoffs That Were So Much Better Than the Original

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7. The Simpsons

The Simpsons
The Simpsons started its life as an animated sketch on The Tracey Ullman Show in the 1980s. When it became a full-fledged series, it was clear why it worked so well: There was better writing!

8. Supergirl

Supergirl is much lighter than Arrow, and it benefits the series. The storylines are more engaging and less difficult to get through.

9. Legacies

This is a controversial choice, but Legacies managed to expand The Vampire Diaries universe in a way that the two shows that came before it couldn't. It's all thanks to the magic school and the different creatures that cause problems on a weekly basis.

10. Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow
The beauty of Legends of Tomorrow is that the characters have a spaceship that allows them to travel to new destinations every episode. It doesn't slow down for one moment.

11. Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess
As a spinoff of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, all eyes were on Xena to see if could stand the test of time. It became one of the highest-rated syndicated series in the world and only concluded when Kevin Sorbo decided against renewing his contract.

12. Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU
The Law & Order franchise is one of the most successful in the world, but Law & Order: SVU is the only series in the franchise that is still on the air. The cases and characters are much more engrossing than those of the other shows.

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