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Exclusive: Get the Details on 5 Upcoming 'Mad Men' Spin-offs

By Sarah Carlson | Mad Men | May 15, 2015 |

By Sarah Carlson | Mad Men | May 15, 2015 |

Fear not, Mad Men fans! The series may be ending Sunday, but already, creator Matthew Weiner and others are working on give spin-offs.

Here’s an exclusive look at the in-the-works TV shows and predictions on how long they’ll last.

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Synopsis: Follow the Campbells as they build their dynasty on a ranch in Wichita. Yes, Pete and Trudy have a long second marriage ahead of them, and they know they’ll never split again. They both know where all the bodies are buried — literally. The rise to Wichita royalty doesn’t come free, and you just knew Pete’s rifle was going to return somehow. Teenage Tammy is sleeping with the overseer? Pete’s parents aren’t actually dead? Wait — what are Manolo and Bob Benson doing here?! Wichita is crazy!
Prediction: Airs on ABC, will last for 10 seasons

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What About Bob?
Synopsis: A spin-off of a spin-off! What About Bob? follows Bob Benson after his short stint on Wichita sees him rejected by Pete yet again and tired of working for Buick. Film legend Richard Dreyfuss makes a stunning comeback as Bob’s therapist, who teaches him how to take baby steps away from his love of Pete and toward a new, self-loving life … and maybe a romance with him? Tune in and see sparks fly!
Prediction: Airs on ABC, will last for four seasons

Mad Men Babies
Synopsis: Something for the kiddos! Follow all your favorite Mad Men characters in cartoon baby Muppet form!

Mad Men Babies.jpgThe theme song tells you all you need to know:

“Mad Men Babies, we make our dreams come true!
Mad Men Babies, we’ll do the same for you!

“Don: When your world looks kinda weird and you wish that you weren’t there,
Peggy: Just close your eyes and make believe and you can be anywhere!

“Don: I like adventure!
Peggy: I like romance!
Roger: I love great jokes!
Megan: Zou bisou dance!
Harry: I’ve got my computer!
Lane: I swing through the air!
Joan: I play the accordion!
Betty: And I have blonde hair!
Ken: Me, I write things!
Pete: Mee mee mee meee!

“Mad Men Babies, we make our dreams come true!
Mad Men Babies, we’ll do the same for you!

“Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men
Babies Babies Babies Babies
Make dreams come true!”

Prediction: Airs on FOX, will be canceled halfway through first season because no one knows a good thing when they’ve got it

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Quantum Cosgrove
Synopsis: Staying at his Dow Chemicals office late one night to write a new sci-fi story about time travel, Ken Cosgrove mysteriously blacks out and wakes up to find the world he imagined is now his reality — he can time travel! Aided by sidekick Ginsberg — whom Ken sprung from the mental hospital because he knew Ginsberg, as Martian, would be the only one who’d believe him — the two travel through time and find ways to torture Pete and Roger. This is the buddy comedy we’ve been waiting for.
Prediction: Airs on BBC America, will last for 15 seasons

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Better Call Sally
Synopsis: Part Saul Goodman, part Veronica Mars, Sally Draper Attorney at Law P.I. is THE person to call when you’re in trouble. Even Pete and Trudy turn to her when one of the aforementioned bodies they’ve buried is discovered. (Sally takes the case, but only to purposely screw them over because she finds it amusing.) She’s smart and witty, with her parents’ good looks an ability to lie with ease. Think Hillary will be the first woman president? Think again.
Prediction: Airs on AMC, will last for seven seasons because what, do you think Turn is going to become a hit for the network?

Big thanks to my Not Great, Pod! podcast co-hosts for their help with lyrics and bad Photoshop.

Sarah Carlson is Television Editor for Pajiba. You can find her on Twitter.