Buddy Bites: Is It Spin-Off Season for 'The Office,' 'Dance Moms' and 'Hot in Cleveland'?
Buddy Bites: Is It Spin-Off Season for 'The Office,' 'Dance Moms' and 'Hot in Cleveland'?
Like TV shows, there are some spin-offs that work and there are some that just don't. We won't know for sure until we watch them, really. So here are four spin-offs to watch out for, because they're in the works whether you like it or not.
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The Dwight Schrute Show
News of a spin-off for The Office has been making the rounds these days. NBC is developing a show that revolves around Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) life at the Schrute family beet farm. Though it's scheduled to be released midseason next year, the series will be introduced in an upcoming Office episode.

Rainn Wilson told E!'s Giuliana Rancic: " "We're talking about a Dwight Schrute spinoff that could be really cool."  He also said it "would have a crazy menagerie of characters" and that the spin-off could be "more far out and weird than The Office.

The new series will have Wilson and The Office showrunner Paul Lieberstein as executive producers. A source close to the production said, "A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it's been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors. At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together." [Deadline]

Dance Moms Gets Miami and Ice
Looks like one Abby Lee Miller isn't enough. Lifetime has announced the launch of Dance Moms: Miami, which is pretty much the same series except for the location. The spin-off will zoom in on the Miami-based Stars Dance Studio, headed by instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas. These two are set to train and choreograph young male and female dancers to rise in the world of competitive dancing. [Lifetime]

And since dancing isn't the only cutthroat competition out there, the network also introduced Ice Moms. This time, it's all about figure skating and the drama that goes along with it. This one follows coaching duo Laurie Vigilante and Adam Schmidt, who admittedly "clash with their students' parents." Sounds like fun. You know, in that strange, twisted way. [Huffington Post]

Hot in Cleveland: The Rev. Boyce Spin-Off
Cedric the Entertainer seems to have made a lasting impression on Hot in Cleveland viewers, since TV Land has picked up the spin-off Have Faith. The network has already ordered 12 episodes of the show, which revolves around the character Rev. Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine. [Huffington Post]

Co-written by Cedric and Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, the series was actually created even before his appearance on the NBC show. Still, it's been given the green light recently and is set for a June 2012 premiere.

"Cedric is hilarious and I'm so happy to do this show with him. We are going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister," Martin said. [Hollywood Reporter

Which spin-off are you looking forward to seeing? Sound off in the comments!


(Images courtesy of NBC & Lifetime)

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