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1998 The Cast Of “Frasier.” (Photo By Getty Images)

1998: Frasier

It’s time to talk about yet another spin-off! Frasier was a spin-off launched from the popular television series Cheers, but soon became a massive hit and built a legacy of its own. Frasier aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993 until 2004. The show continued the story of Frasier Crane — a regular at the bar Cheers — who was a psychiatrist that returned to his hometown of Seattle. Crane was starting a new career as an advice show host in the radio, and had the chance to reconnect with his brother, and his wise-cracking father.

Frasier is often spoken very highly about in critics circles. The show’s dry humor and high level of wit made it different than other comedies on TV at the time. It wasn’t a slapstick family comedy, it was more polished and subtle, but still got big laughs. The series won a record 37 Emmy Awards during its run, but was beat out by Game of Thrones, when the show reached 38 wins. The show is also tied with Modern Family for the most consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series wins, which Frasier won from 1994 until 1998.

With all that love from the critics, it’s no surprise that the show often ranked high in the ratings. The show hit an all-time high in the 1998-1999 season, when it hit the third spot on the Nielsen ranking.