The 25 Best — and Worst — TV Spin-offs of All Time

JoeyJoey (Friends)

Joey is probably the best example of why we shouldn’t give all popular sitcoms the spin-off treatment. It goes without saying that Friends was one of the biggest sitcom hits in history, so a spin-off was expected. The problem was focusing it on the most underdeveloped of the six friends. Joey plucked Joey away from New York City and his five best friends — two very important elements of Friends — and put him in Los Angeles with a new group of people. It was dull, unfunny, lacked the chemistry of Friends, and felt completely unnecessary. After two seasons, it was canceled because of low ratings.