An entire series that [[{{sequel}} follows on chronologically from the predecessor]]. Marked by a change in cast within the universe, while maintaining the same [[UniverseBible general rules]].

Like anything having to do with TV production, this trope has a dark side thanks to corporate greed. Note that if a sequel series follows soon after its predecessor, to the point it may as well be a new season, then it's probably a blatant case of LoopholeAbuse [[CorruptCorporateExecutive on the part of the production company]] to cheat the actors out of a portion of the show's profits. Under US law, and possibly a few other countries, if a television series runs over a certain number of episodes then the cast are entitled to a percentage of the show's take, in addition to their normal salaries. However, it doesn't take more than some minor rebranding to have a show's new season be legally considered a completely different property, meaning the poor schlubs putting in the work are back at square one.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is followed by ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''.
* Similar to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is made of this trope. Just looking at the Universal Century and excluding movies/{{OVA}}s, you can come up with four different ~50 episode series: ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''ZetaGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]''. When one adds in the {{OVA}}s and movies, the UC era alone has well over a dozen entries in it.
* Where most ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series are [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]], ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is directly followed by ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
** And ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gets one, too!
* ''Naruto Shippudden'' takes place 2-3 years after the original ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' anime.
* ''UminekonoNakuKoroni'' to ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' has a strange example. The second part of the series (From the Saiyans Saga to the DistantFinale) kept the original name, but became known as ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after it was adapted into an anime. The United States decided to name the second part of the manga ''Dragon Ball Z'' anyway, to differentiate it from and avoid confusion with the first part. ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', however, is clearly a sequel series to ''Z''.
* ''Leo The Lion'' covers the last third of the original manga of ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' after the 60's anime ended.
* ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' was succeeded by ''GingaDensetsuWeed.''
* ''GenesisOfAquarion'' is followed by ''AquarionEvol''
* ''Manga/MarOmega'' continues on after ''Anime/{{MAR}}''
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' was preceded by ''Manga/ShamanKingFlowers''
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is followed by ''Manga/UQHolder''.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has ''Ojamajo Doremi #(Sharp)'', ''Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi'', and ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!''.
* ''FutariWaPrettyCure'' has Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart.
** YesPrettyCure5 has Yes! Pretty Cure 5 [=GoGo=]!
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In an interesting and bizarre variation of the trope, MyChemicalRomance's album, DangerDays, has a sequel in the form of a comic book mini series, ''The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'', written by MCR's lead singer and noted comic book writer, Gerard Way (who also wrote TheUmbrellaAcademy).

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' started off as just the Discorded Ponies series, which was the point of views of characters as they're [[MindRape Discorded]] in canon (plus the AlternateEnding "[[BadFuture Epilogue]]"). Then came the Reharmonized Ponies series, which is the bulk of the series, dealing with the fallout from Discorded Ponies and soon developing its own, very extensive, world, mythology, and timeline.
** Epilogue was eventually followed up on by the Dark World Arc, which expanded until WordOfGod declared it it's own series running side-by-side with the Reharmonized timeline.
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' is a Sequel Series to both [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes the original strip]] and {{Creator/Swing 123}} and {{Creator/garfieldodie}}'s respective ''Calvin and Hobbes'' fanfic series.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''DeanKoontz's'' ''{{Frankenstein}}''. Set in modern New Orleans and follows [[IAmNotShazam the monster]] and Victor Frankenstein after a 170-year TimeSkip.
* Rick Riordan's ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is being followed up by ''TheHeroesOfOlympus''.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' spawned THREE six-book series after the original six books, not to mention the graphic novels, Special Editions, and other "extras".
* ''Literature/LevenThumps'' is followed by a trilogy called ''Beyond Foo''.
* TheLordOfTheRings trilogy takes place over 70 years after its predecessor, ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
* Terry Goodkind's Richard and Kahlan novels serve as a sequel series to ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth''.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were all concurrently running sequel series to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. The prequel was ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* Similarly, ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', and ''Series/StargateUniverse'' are all sequels to ''{{Film/Stargate}}''.
* ''90210'', the sequel to ''BeverlyHills90210''.
** Likewise, ''Series/MelrosePlace'' has a new incarnation. Both {{revival}}s are arguably InNameOnly, as they fit easily into the typical 'modern drama' template as [[FollowTheLeader The OC or Gossip Girl]].
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' moved from {{Oddly Named Sequel}}s to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'', ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'') to this in its seventh season, ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]''.
* ''Rick Steves' Europe'', to ''Travels in Europe''.
* ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' was immediately followed by ''Series/DegrassiHigh'', and then, ten years later, by ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]''.
* In 1988, the original ''Series/MissionImpossible'' was revived with Jim Phelps leading a team of new agents--including the son of one of the original team members.
* Technically speaking, all four series of ''{{Blackadder}}'' were separate shows. The 1983 original ''The Black Adder'' was followed by ''Blackadder II'' in 1986, then ''Blackadder the Third'' in 1987, then ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' in 1989.
* ''{{Garo}}'' is followed by ''Garo: Makai Senki'', with ''Garo: The One Who Shines In The Darkness'' slated for premier in 2013.
* ''AfterMASH'' shows the lives of the characters from ''{{Series/MASH}}'' after they left Korea.
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' takes place roughly 14 years after ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' and follows the adventures of Cory and Topanga's tween daughter Riley.
* ''Series/EscapeOfTheArtfulDodger'' follows on from ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is the sequel to ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'', keeping the same main cast but replacing Sam Tyler with Alex Drake, and moving from the 70's to the 80's.
* ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' has an upcoming 13-episode series titled ''Heroes:Reborn'' which will air in 2015.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series has '''4''' sequel series, including ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' and their AlternateContinuity VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork has ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''. See VideoGameLongRunners.
* ''ApolloJustice: AceAttorney'', the sequel of the ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' trilogy. Meanwhile, ''AceAttorneyInvestigations: Miles Edgeworth'' is a {{midquel}} series, being set between Phoenix and Apollo's sagas.
* ''AceCombat'' is a ''prequel'' series. The [[AirCombat first]] [[AceCombat2 two]] games didn't have much to do with each other or the following games, so it was ''AceCombat3Electrosphere'' that laid the foundations of [[ConstructedWorld Strangereal]]. The problem was that it was set in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]] and the developers wanted to return to the PresentDay setting of the first games. So, every game since then has been a build-up to ''Electrosphere'', at least until the ContinuityReboot with ''AceCombatJointAssault'' and ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' (particularly vitriolic fandom voices claim this happened because the timeline was getting dangerously close to ''Electrosphere'' and the developers have no idea where to go from there). They even managed to make a prequel to the prequel series with ''AceCombatZero'', set in 1995.
** Of course, ''Electrosphere'' just ''had'' to be {{macekre}}d beyond any recognition for the US release, and it never reached Europe at all.
* The ''MetroidPrime'' saga is an {{interquel}} series, taking place between the first and second 2D games.
* ''ModernWarfare'', to ''CallOfDuty''.
** And more specifically, ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'' to ''CallOfDuty'', as the former is in the latter's continuity.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BikdipOnABus BikdipOnABus]] has his [[LetsPlay LP]] of a [[SelfImposedChallenge capless, cannnonless, coinless]] playthrough of VideoGame/SuperMario64 and later, a capless, cannonless, all-coins playthrough of it.
* ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' Legacy, Infinity and upcoming Crisis.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was rather explictly a sequel series to ''TransformersGeneration1'', though it takes place [[{{TimeyWimeyBall}} before ]] ''[[TimeyWimeyBall and]]'' [[TimeyWimeyBall after it]], and uses elements from both the G1 cartoon and the comic - WordOfGod states that Generation 1 has become like Arthurian legend to them, with the stories we know being their distortions of "actual" history.
* ''TransformersArmada'' was followed by ''TransformersEnergon'' and (after some ExecutiveMeddling to try and make it fit into the timeline) ''TransformersCybertron''. Collectively they later became known as the Unicron Trilogy.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is being followed by ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' was a sequel to the entire Franchise/{{DCAU}} most particularly ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' taking place in the nearly-distant future, where Bruce Wayne has retired and a new Batman takes up the mantle. Before that, ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' took place a few years after the original series, although it's sometimes considered just a continuation, not a whole new series. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (Unlimited)'' was a sequel series to all of the DCAU, but was most clearly a successor to ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', due to the continued prominence of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} as well as continuing several {{Myth Arc}}s from ''Superman TAS''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was followed by ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', then by ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' and then by ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.
* Nicktoons Network's series ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' is this to the original series from several decades ago, though only 5 to 7 years have passed in-story.
** Though its unclear if ''Voltron: The Third Dimension'' is still canon ([[BroadStrokes at least in part]]) or [[CanonDiscontinuity not]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' is a sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', with Egon mentoring a new team made of college students.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration'', taking place 40 years after the events in [[Anime/SpeedRacer the 1967 anime]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' is not a sequel to ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in any way, although it's tried to create the impression that it's either a sequel to EMH or an [[AlternateContinuity alternate continuity]] sequel series to ''[[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]]'' film. In fact, it's neither, since it's actually set in the same universe as ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' is a sequel to the film ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is followed by ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles'', despite some BroadStrokes in terms of what happened between the two series.
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