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Happy Days premiered 44 years ago today (January 15) and became one of the most successful television shows of all time, but do you remember that it’s actually a spin-off?

In honor of it’s debut, we look back at these ten iconic TV spin-offs and their origins.

Happy Days

It’s easy to forget, but Happy Days was a spin-off of Love American Style and was on the air for 11 seasons.


Laverne & Shirley

A spin-off of a spin-off! Laverne & Shirley lasted eight seasons and gave the world one of the best theme songs ever!

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.