For every Frasier out there, there are 10 Joeys just waiting to desecrate a beloved character by taking away the very thing that made them great: their castmates.
Even The Office: An American Workplace, struggled to get a spin-off going, with plans for a series centred on Dwight Schrute ultimately shelved after a disastrous backdoor pilot attempt on the parent show.
Parks and Recreation could be the show that bucks the trend though.
After all, it’s a series packed full of talented performers, like Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones and Ben Schwartz to name but a few.
There are even a couple that have gone on to bigger and better things – Chris Pratt, being the obvious example.
However, there are still plenty more who, despite sharing the spotlight on the series, did enough to suggest they could thrive if their character was given the limelight of their very own spin-off.
Not all are worthy, of course, (sorry, Gerry) but there are plenty of examples of those who maybe – just maybe – have what it takes to replicate Kelsey Grammer’s success.