In the world of television, a spin-off is a program is developed off the popularity of another show – and there have been a good handful of soap operas launched off other daytime dramas. Some have been an incredible success, while others…not so much. Below are seven soap opera spin-off shows ranked from worst to best:
7. Our Private World
If we went back through the soap opera vaults back to 1965, we would find a soap opera spin-off that experienced very limited success. Our Private World was a spin-off from the then-number one daytime drama, As the World Turns (ATWT). It was created by William J. Bell and Irna Phillips and the show marked the first time a daytime soap launched a primetime spin-off. It debuted in March of 1965 and, by September of that year, the show was cancelled. It centered around ATWT character, Lisa Miller Hughes.