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Three TV spinoffs that actually lived up to their potential

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Daria doesn’t give a rip. And we still love it.

Daria The sarcastic girl who annoyed Beavis and Butt-Head turned out to be a surprisingly rich character when she got her own show, an entertainingly deadpan satire of suburban blandness.

Angel After falling in love with and/or attempting to kill the title character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, immortal bloodsucker Angel (David Boreanaz) had some dark and twisted adventures of his own in LA.

Melrose Place The first season of this Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff was as cheesy and earnest as the show that spawned it, but the addition of Heather Locklear and the increasing serialization eventually helped it become one of the greatest over-the-top soaps in TV history.

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