Originally posted by DotheBartman:
No, it isn't.
Of course it isn't. Neither is That 80s Show
a spinoff of That 70s Show
Fox wanted to replicate That 70s Show
, but That 80s Show
itself was a different beast, with a different style and concept from That 70s Show
. If the creators had spun off one of the 70s Show
characters into their own show, or created another show about teenagers with the same basic dynamics and concepts of That 70s Show
, then it would be a cheap spinoff. But they didn't simply take a concept they'd already done and place it in a slightly different context; they created a whole new concept.