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'Happy Days" and 9 Other Iconic TV Spin-Offs

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.

Happy Days Theme song

Happy days !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rest in peace Mr. C Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

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!

Laverne & Shirley Show Opening

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8! You know the rest!