15 Midseason Replacements That Became Surprise Hits: From ‘The Office’ to ‘Seinfeld’ (Photos)
They may not have had the best premiere dates, but they took off anyway
Jennifer Maas | March 18, 2019 @ 1:45 PM
Last Updated: March 18, 2019 @ 7:19 PM
Not every show can make it into the fall primetime lineup -- and sometimes that's a good thing. Each year, networks have to find fresh programs to fill midseason holes during long hiatuses or as cancellations creep up. And for shows like "The Office," "Seinfeld," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Grey's Anatomy," being up against some easy competition during winter and summer lulls may have helped them become fan favorites. Click through TheWrap's gallery to see the most beloved midseason replacements in TV history, some of which are still airing.
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6. "Married... with Children" -- Premiered April 5, 1987 on Fox The Bundys began delighting viewers with their trademark brand of crass humor with a truncated first season in the late 1980s and kept going for 10 more.
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