When the end of one series also serves as the point of departure for a SpinOff.

These kinds of spinoffs fail just as often as, possibly more often than, the other kinds of spinoffs. Usually, the audience has simply tired of the previous show and doesn't feel up to investing themselves in it a second time. Other times, the critical element of the previous show that hooked the audience is missing from the spin-off entirely. After all, it's the series finale - everything's already been wrapped up. What else is there left to do in that universe?

On some rare occasions, this type of show will actually succeed with a fraction of the old show's success. In extremely rare cases, they may actually match it.

This explains the long trend of networks continuing to attempt this type of show in spite of the much longer list of failures.

The line between this and a series that simply changes its title can be somewhat vague. For instance, was ''Sanford'' simply a {{Revival}} of ''Series/SanfordAndSon'' without the "Son", or was it a different series? Was ''Archie Bunker's Place'' a different show than ''Series/AllInTheFamily''? Sort of depends on who you ask.

Compare AfterShow.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is the canonical example of a show that performed as well as its predecessor. ''Frasier'' ended its run after 11 seasons, exactly as long as ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* Meanwhile, the failure of ''Series/{{Joey}}'' to repeat the success of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is probably more indicative of the category as a whole. Many critics pointed to the lack of interest in simply following one character when ''Friends'' was a show about an ensemble. Another problem was that many believed Joey had become too dumb and cartoonish by that point to really be able to carry an entire series on his own.
* ''Series/BostonLegal'' picks up where ''Series/ThePractice'' leaves off. (Well, a bit more complicated than that: TP gets half the cast replaced with new characters in the last season, the new characters move to a new law firm for BL, then most of ''that'' cast gets replaced and so BL no longer feels like the same show renamed. Main stars Alan and Denny are the only Practice characters left.)
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' was followed by ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' - according to Creator/JMichaelStraczynski these shows eventually ''would'' have more obviously blended into one extended story if ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' hadn't been [[ScrewedByTheNetwork canceled after 13 episodes]].
* Subversion: ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was originally intended to be a continuation of ''Series/StargateSG1'' in this manner... but then ''SG-1'' got renewed by the network, so they made the two shows side-by-side for three more years instead. Notably, this led to the relocation of Atlantis itself to another galaxy, while it was originally supposed to be in Antarctica.
** The ninth season of ''Series/StargateSG1'', with its new main characters and new major villain, almost became an entirely new show called ''Stargate Command'' that would pick up where ''SG-1'' left off. Ultimately it was decided to just continue with ''SG-1'' instead.
* The last season of ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' had several episodes designed to [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot promote potential spin-offs]]. When the series ended, the network chose to give the immortal Amanda her own series, ''Highlander: The Raven''.
* At the end of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', three of the four characters moved on to ''The Golden Palace'', in which they bought a hotel with Don Cheadle as the manager. It lasted only one season.
* Several years after ''Series/InspectorMorse'' ended, Sergeant Lewis's character was revived (now promoted to DCI, and with a [[OldCopYoungCop rookie partner]] of his own) on the series ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. Inspector Morse's character (played by a different actor) would return for a third series, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', a prequel set during Morse's own training as a rookie detective.
* ''Series/ThreesCompany'' spawned ''Three's a Crowd'', after the entire cast aside from Ritter departed at the end of the eighth season.
** The shorter-lived ''The Ropers'' spun off earlier, when Don Knotts replaced them as the landlord on the original show.
* Despite the incredible resolution of the final episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', it ''still'' managed to spawn a follow up, ''[=AfterM*A*S*H=]'' the very next season, starring Colonel Potter, Klinger, and Father Mulcahy. This happened after a vote from the main cast of the former show voted not to continue for another season - these three actors voted in the minority to continue on. The new show took place in a veteran's hospital and attempted to mimic the dramatic turns of the later seasons of ''M*A*S*H.'' It lasted for two seasons, never getting high ratings in its first season and being pitted against the intensely popular ''Series/TheATeam'' in its second, which effectively slaughtered it.


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* From the ashes of ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' came ''Outland''.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' ended with the complete victory of evil (Chaos, orcs, vampires and Skaven) over good, destroying the world for good measure. Then along comes ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar''...


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' served as this to the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/PunchAnPie'' started a couple of years after ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'' ended (with that comic's main character {{Transplant}}ed to ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'').


[[folder: Web Video ]]

* ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'' is set just over a month after the end of ''WebVideo/{{lonelygirl15}}'', and features two of the same main characters.