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The Return of the Spin-Off

The Return of the Spin-Off

Consider it a sign that either Hollywood is out of new ideas, or their current ideas are so good, they’re multiplying. After the success of shows including Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Modern Family, network executives have commissioned several new spin-offs to ensure audiences can stay connected to their favorite characters.

In Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and actor Bob Odenkirk will revisit one of the series’ most popular characters—the sleazy, fast-talking lawyer, Saul Goodman. And because the new show will be a prequel, audiences can expect cameos from familiar Albuquerque faces, including Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

AMC is also reportedly developing a spin-off of its breakout zombie action hit, The Walking Dead, teaming up with the comic book’s original creator, Robert Kirkman, to create a new show about a totally different group of apocalypse survivors.

Fans of ABC’s Modern Family can also look forward to seeing more from Phil Dunphy’s real estate rival, Gil Thorpe. If formally greenlit, the sitcom, starring Rob Riggle, would debut in the fall.

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