->''"'[=Spinoff=]!' Is there any word more thrilling to the human soul? Hi, I'm Troy [=McClure=]. [[YouMightRememberMeFrom You may remember me from]] such [[MadLibsCatchPhrase TV spinoffs]] as ''[[SpinOffspring Son of]] Series/SanfordAndSon'' and ''{{After|Show}}Series/{{Mannix}}''."''
-->-- '''Troy [=McClure=]''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase"

[=Spinoff=]s are when part of a successful show, usually characters, but sometimes a general concept (first you have the Law, then you have the Order), are taken and given a second show of their own.

From a producer's perspective, it's a chance to explore other aspects of a concept. Actors can find opportunities to grow in their craft, as well as rise in importance by moving from just being part of an ensemble to having a show built around them. For the networks, it's a chance to establish a show with a built-in audience, making it that much easier for them to sell advertising.

Lots of [=spinoff=]s go on to be successful shows in their own right, sometimes even [[MorePopularSpinoff surpassing the parent series in popularity]]. Others crash and burn (''Joanie Loves Chachi'', anyone?), suggesting that there is no such thing as a sure thing. Nevertheless, networks keep trying them.

!!!There are several main types of spinoffs:

# Where a character leaves a show and the two run concurrently. Characters {{Crossover}} from time to time.
# Where a show comes to an end and a character from it is given his or her own new show. Provides an opportunity to {{Retool}} the character as well.
# Where a character is brought on to an existing show simply in order to be spunoff, hopefully making some of the original audience into viewers of the new show (See PoorlyDisguisedPilot).
# The main character is [[TimeSkip revisited elsewhere in his narrative]].
# Reimaginings - the concept is carried into a new show with the same basic premise but other factors and characters are completely new.
# Segment spin-offs - a recurring segment from the show becomes the main attraction.
# A type of {{Defictionalization}} - a ShowWithinAShow gets made into a real show of its own.
# The storyline on one show comes to an end, only to be continued in a new show with a different name.
# [[CompanionShow Official Fanzine Show]] - a trope usually applying to RealityTV, usually offering Behind The Scenes info or coverage that wouldn't fit into the main programme, often (but not always) broadcast immediately after the main show, on a sister channel.
# Online Spin-Off - A spin-off that's only shown online, sometimes overlaps with Segment Spin-Off, sometimes a spin-off InNameOnly. Generally only an advert for the broadcast programme.
# Shared Continuity - more common nowadays, this spinoff generally carries no characters over from the show that spawned it, though both are in the [[TheVerse same continuity]] that allows for {{Crossover}}s from the original.

[=Spinoff=]s are OlderThanYouThink. The character of Falstaff, from Henry IV parts 1 and 2, was given his own play, at Royal request, by Creator/WilliamShakespeare.

See also DistaffCounterpart. When a TV series is successful enough to produce a film [=Spinoff=], this is TheMovie. When the same principle is applied to VideoGames, the result is a GaidenGame or a PinballSpinoff.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (''Hokuto no Ken'') has a series of spinoff works known as the ''Hokuto no Ken Gaiden'' series, which centers around side-characters from the original manga, depicting what happened to them prior to the events of ''Hokuto no Ken'', although they do deviate from canon a bit. Almost all of them, with the exception of ''Yuria Gaiden'', were published in ''Weekly Comic Bunch'' (the manga anthology that serializes ''[[FistOfTheBlueSky Souten no Ken]]'') at the time the ''Legends of the True Savior'' movies were released.

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[[folder: Audio Play ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' --> ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' --> ''AudioPlay/SarahJaneSmith'', ''AudioPlay/IDavros'', ''AudioPlay/{{UNIT}}'', ''AudioPlay/CounterMeasures'', ''AudioPlay/{{Cyberman}}'', ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'', ''AudioPlay/JagoAndLitefoot'', ''AudioPlay/KaldorCity'', ''AudioPlay/DalekEmpire'' [[note]]The main Big Finish line is [[BroadStrokes broadly]] part of the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}, while the spinoffs are part of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.[[/note]]

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* ''{{Horndog}}'' --> ''HereWolf''
* ''{{Fables}}'' --> ''JackOfFables''
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' --> ''ComicBook/TheLoners''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Plantagenet Palliser, a minor character in the Barchester series by Creator/AnthonyTrollope, became a main character of Trollope's Palliser series, written in the 1860s and 1870s.
* ''Literature/{{Private}}'' --> ''Privilege''
* Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures --> ''BerniceSummerfield''
* Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures --> ''FactionParadox''
* Telos ''Series/DoctorWho'' novellas --> ''TimeHunter''
* P. D. James's Adam Dalgliesh detective novels spun off a short line of two novels about private investigator Cordelia Gray, including a surprise {{cameo}} by the original detective.


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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''{{Dallas}}'' --> ''KnotsLanding''
** Interestingly enough, ''Knots Landing'' was actually shopped first to CBS, but rejected. When ''Dallas'' took off, they inserted one of the Ewing brothers and re-shopped KL as a spin-off.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' --> ''Series/{{Angel}}''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' --> ''Series/K9AndCompany'', ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', ''Series/{{K9}}'' [[note]]All are part of the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}, but the only thing linking ''K9'' to the Whoniverse is the presence of the eponymous robot dog. ''K9'' was not produced by the BBC, so it cannot directly reference ''Doctor Who'' and vice versa.[[/note]]
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' --> ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' --> ''Series/PrivatePractice''
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' is the king of this trope.
** It spun off no fewer than ''three'' shows, some of which had their own {{spinoffs}}: ''{{Series/TheJeffersons}}'', ''Series/{{Maude}}'', and Maude's housekeeper Florida, was spun off into ''Series/GoodTimes''. It also was an example of #8 below, as ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' became ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace''. Similarly, but less successfully, the Jeffersons' housekeeper Florence received her own spin-off ''Series/CheckingIn'', which was cancelled after one season.
** ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' itself had a one season spin-off ''Series/{{Gloria}}'' that featured Archie's daughter [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gloria]] , having divorced Mike, starting a new life in New York.
** The last gasp of the franchise came in 1994, with yet another (short-lived) spinoff: ''704 Hauser'', about the people who were then living in what had been Archie's house. The adult Joey Stivic (son of Michael and Gloria) drops by for a visit in the first episode.
* ''Series/MaryTylerMoore'' --> ''Series/{{Rhoda}}'' and ''Series/{{Phyllis}}''.
* ''Series/HappyDays''--> ''Series/JoanieLovesChachi''
* ''Series/FamilyTies''--> ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Being_Nick The Art of Being Nick]]''
* ''Series/PerfectStrangers''--> ''Series/FamilyMatters''
* ''Series/{{Soap}}'' --> ''Series/{{Benson}}''
* ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' --> ''Series/Thomas and Sarah''
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' --> ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[note]]Recurring character Chief Miles O'Brien left TNG to become a main character on [=DS9=], and there were substantial crossovers between the two shows in the [=DS9=] pilot "Emissary" and the TNG episode "Birthright Part 1". [=DS9=] is thus the sole example in Star Trek of a type #1 spinoff: the others are type #11, as listed below.[[/note]]
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' --> ''Series/Enos''
* ''Series/InspectorRex'' --> ''Series/{{Stockinger}}''
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' --> ''{{The Lone Gunmen}}'', though it didn't last long.
* ''TheVampireDiaries'' --> ''TheOriginals''

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* ''FibberMcGeeAndMolly'' --> ''The Great Gildersleeve''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''--> ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'', featuring the prosecutor from the first game as the main character.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* The action-oriented ''Webcomic/JetDreamAndHerTGirlCounterspies'' title spawned two spin-offs: ''It's Cookie'', a teen humor comic starring T-Girl Cookie Jarr, and My Jet Dream Romance, a romance comic that focuses on the love lives of the T-Girls.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' --> ''LetsPlay/MarikPlaysBloodlines''
* ''TheAnnoyingOrange'' --> ''LiamTheLeprechaun'' [[note]]Liam actually predates the orange but the series is considered a spinoff anyway[[/note]]
* ''SCPFoundation'' --> ''[[http://goc.wikidot.com Global Occult Coalition]]'' and [[http://cbg.wikidot.com/ Church of the Broken God]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' --> ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' --> ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' --> ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' --> ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' --> ''PostcardsFromBuster''
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[[folder:Type 2 - new adventures of a character Examples]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' --> ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' (see FromTheAshes) --> ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid''
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' --> ''FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''
* After ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ended, subsequent gaiden animes set in the verse focused on characters such as Raoh, Yuria, Jagi and others.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' --> ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', starring the UnknownRival. Though it also has elements of Type 11 as the two series happen in parallel.
** ''A Certain Magical Index'' --> ''A Certain Magical Index: New Testament'', a sequel to the original novels with side character Shiage Hamazura becoming a primary cast member.
* ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' --> ''Manga/NaquaDen''

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[[folder: Comic Book ]]

* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' --> ''ComicBook/{{Thessaly}}: The Thessaliad'' and ''Witch For Hire'', in which Dream's murderous ex-girlfriend Thessaly deals with new problems brought on by a ghost named Fetch.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The fourth PiratesOfTheCaribbean starts a completely new plotline which goes completely unmentioned and contains only three characters from the first three.
* ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'' -> ''GetHimToTheGreek''
* ''KnockedUp'' -> ''Film/ThisIs40''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/TheIliad'' --> ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. ''Literature/TheAeneid'' also follows the adventures of a minor character from ''The Iliad'', but it was written by a different writer hundreds of years later.
* ''Gotrek and Felix'' --> ''Thanquol and Boneripper''
* ''Gotrek and Felix'' --> ''Ulrika the Vampire''

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''{{Cheers}}'' --> ''{{Frasier}}''
* ''{{Friends}}'' --> ''{{Joey}}''
* ''MaryTylerMoore'' --> ''Lou Grant''.
* ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' --> ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ({{Homicide}} and LawAndOrder were already a Shared Continuity before JustForFun/JohnMunch and Captain Cragen transferred to [=SVU=] from those respective shows.)
* ''Peter Kay's PhoenixNights'' --> ''Max & Paddy's Road To Nowhere''
* ''InspectorMorse'' --> ''{{Lewis}}'' (A minor TimeSkip, with the series picking up in 2007 after ''InspectorMorse'' ended in 2000.)
* ''ThatsSoRaven'' --> ''CoryInTheHouse'' (A small TimeSkip. CITH takes place some time after TSR, after Raven goes to college.)
* ''{{Caerdydd}}'' --> ''GwaithCartref''. (Neither Emyr nor Sara mentions Lea, Peter, or any of the other characters from the earlier show which is strange, given how it ended.)
* ''Series/ICarly'' has two spin-offs in pre-production. The first has Sam as well as Cat from ''{{Victorious}}'' in a spin-off together, and the second is built around Gibby.
* ''Series/TheCloser'' --> ''Series/MajorCrimes''
* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' --> ''ManToManWithDeanLearner''
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''--> ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass''.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''PennyAndAggie'' --> ''{{QUILTBAG}}''
* ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands'' --> ''PunchAnPie''

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''TheLiamSmithShow'' --> ''JusticeSquad''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''TheFlintstones'' --> ''The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show''
* The finale of ''HongKongPhooey'' featured three inept cowboys who were unofficially named "Posse Impossible". Three years later they would get a cartoon of their own as a segment of the 1977 show ''CBBears''.
* ''[[TheArchieShow The Archie Comedy Hour]]'' --> ''SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' --> ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''
* ''{{Shrek}}'' --> ''WesternANimation/PussInBoots'' (a variation since its a prequel)
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[[folder:Type 3 - adventures of a new character Examples]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Betterman'' --> ''BettermanLegends''
* ''Manga/{{OutlawStar}}'' --> ''Anime/{{AngelLinks}}''
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' --> ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''GoldenGirls'' --> [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_Nest_(TV_series) Empty Nest]]
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' --> ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' --> ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
* ''HappyDays'' --> ''LaverneAndShirley'' and ''MorkAndMindy''
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' --> ''CriminalMindsSuspectBehavior''
* ''Make Room for Daddy'' -->''TheAndyGriffithShow'' --> ''Mayberry RFD'' (Mixed with type 8)
* ''{{Bones}}'' --> ''TheFinder''
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' --> ''Assignment Earth'' (which never ended up happening)
* ''Series/ThePractice'' --> ''Series/BostonLegal'', where the spinoff was designed around characters originally introduced in the original in a serious case of FinalSeasonCasting.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' --> ''Series/TheFlash2014''. The titular character of the latter show was introduced in - and gained his powers at the end of - a two-parter in the middle of Arrow's second season. Episode 2x20 was originally going to be a BackdoorPilot before the execs decided to make it a standalone episode.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''Tijuana Toads'' --> ''The Blue Racer'' and ''Crazylegs Crane''
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' --> ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''
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[[folder:Type 4 - future/past adventures of our hero Examples]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' --> ''Naruto Shippuuden''
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' --> ''Dragonball Z[=/=]DragonballZKai'' --> ''Dragonball GT''
* * ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' --> ''Ojamajo Doremi # (Sharp)'' --> ''Motto! Ojamajo Doremi'' --> ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokkan!'' --> ''Ojamajo Doremi 16/17''
* ''FutariWaPrettyCure'' --> ''FutariWaPrettyCureMaxHeart''
* ''YesPrettyCure5'' --> ''YesPrettyCure5GoGo''
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' --> MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' --> ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' --> ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' (also type 2) --> ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' (also type 3)
* ''RosarioToVampire'' --> ''Rosario + Vampire Season II''

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' --> ''Cracks in the SOS Dan'' --> "You Got [=SasakiRolled=]!" --> ''The Obesity of Haruhi Suzumiya''

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' --> ''Film/TheScorpionKing''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''SweetValleyHigh'' --> Dear lord. There were ''eight different spin-offs'' of Sweet Valley High, all but one of them being a type 4. The seven that fit this type were Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley University, Sweet Valley Kids, Sweet Valley Junior High, Sweet Valley Senior Year, Elizabeth, and The Sweet Life.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' --> ''Series/AfterMASH'' and ''TrapperJohnMD''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' --> ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' --> ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' --> ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo'' and ''WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' --> ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
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[[folder:Type 5 - it's X only different Examples]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' --> ''Bakutech! Bakugan!''
** ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' --> ''Anime/{{Zoobles}}'' (Toy Concept Only)
* ''{{Beyblade}}'' --> ''MetalFightBeyblade''
* ''FutariWaPrettyCure'' --> ''FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' --> ''YesPrettyCure5'' --> ''FreshPrettyCure'' --> ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'' --> ''SuitePrettyCure'' --> ''SmilePrettyCure'' --> ''DokiDokiPrettyCure''

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/KnightRider'' --> ''Series/TeamKnightRider''
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' --> ''Series/BionicWoman'' (2007)
* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' --> ''Series/AshesToAshes'' (also partially Type 2 and Type 8)
* ''Series/TheRealWorld'' --> ''Series/RoadRules''
* ''Series/NameThatTune'' --> ''Series/FaceTheMusic''
* ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' --> ''Series/CanadasWorstHandyman''
* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' --> ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure''
* ''Series/TheGruenTransfer'' (Advertisment mocking/disection satirical panel show) --> ''Gruen Nation'' (Elections advertising, spin, branding and image control satirical panel show) --> ''Gruen Planet'' (global advertising, spin, branding and image control satirical panel show) --> ''Gruen Sweat'' (Olympics advertising, spin, branding and image control satirical panel show).

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' --> Several licence-based spinoffs (''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam''; ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage''; ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors''; ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}'' --> ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfLomax''

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' --> ''[=SOTF=] Mini''
* ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' --> ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'' --> ''Table Flip''
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[[folder:Type 6 - based on 5 minute sketch - Examples]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* There was a Manga called Ten, which was about mahjong being serious business, there was a character called Akagi which was an awesome old man who the characters feared and respected, the character was so popular the author made an spinoff prequel series focused on Akagi's early life, at one point he meets his match in an old man called Washizu, who was so popular the author made a spinoff series focused on Washizu's early life (yes, Fukumoto made a spinoff of a spinoff).
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' --> ''Rock Lee's Springtime Of Youth''
* ''OnePiece'' --> ''Chopperman''
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' --> ''Kagome the Adventurer''

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' --> ''TheSimpsons''
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' --> ''Imagin Anime''
* ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' --> ''MamasFamily''
* ''LoveAmericanStyle'' --> ''Series/HappyDays''
* The end game of the original ''MatchGame'' --> ''FamilyFeud''
* The end game of ''Series/ChainReaction'' --> ''Go!''

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' --> ''You'll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings of Radio/HamishAndDougal''
* SoundToScreenAdaptation example: "Dave Hollins Space Cadet" in ''Son of Cliche'' --> ''Series/RedDwarf''

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''[[http://yoisthisracist.com Yo, Is This Racist?]]'' --> ''[[http://yoshouldidumpthisahole.com Yo, Should I Dump This Asshole?]]''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' --> ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' --> ''IAmWeasel'' (Although they're both shown on Boomerang)
* ''GrimAndEvil'' --> ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''
* ''Liquid Television'' --> ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' and ''BeavisAndButtHead''
* ''Huckleberry Hound'' --> ''Yogi Bear''
* ''KaBlam!'' --> ''Action League Now''
* ''OhYeahCartoons'' --> ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', and ''ChalkZone''
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[[folder:Type 7 -based on a fake movie Examples]]
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' --> ''Manga/ActionMask''
* ''{{Genshiken}}'' --> ''KujibikiUnbalance''
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' --> ''ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''
* ''MartianSuccessorNadesico'' --> ''{{Gekiganger 3}}''
* ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' --> ''TheMagicalAdventuresOfDarkMagicianGirl''

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' --> ''Film/{{Machete}}''
** WordOfGod also states that the Machete from ''Film/SpyKids'' is the same Machete, so it also counts for that film.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' --> ''Series/TheColbertReport'', which started as a fictional show in commercials promoting ''The Daily Show'' and became defictionalized.
* ''SonnyWithAChance'' --> ''Series/SoRandom''
* ''Community'' --> The Comumunity College Chronicle
* ''ChildrensHospital'' --> ''NTSF:SD:SUV::''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' --> ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''
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[[folder:Type 8 - kinda sequel Examples]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''ToLoveRu'' --> ''ToLoveRuDarkness''
** ''[[Anime/OjamajoDoremi Motto! Ojamajo Doremi]]'' --> ''Ojamajo Doremi Naisho''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' --> ''Series/AfterMASH''
* ''TheGoldenGirls'' --> ''The Golden Palace''
* ''ThreesCompany'' --> ''Three's a Crowd''
* ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' --> ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''
* ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' --> ''Mayberry RFD'' (Mixed with type 3)
* ''AllInTheFamily'' --> ''ArchieBunkersPlace'' --> ''704 Hauser'' a long forgotten 90s show that featured a new (and black) family living in the Bunkers' house, with a role reversal of the original series' dynamic, that last only 6 episodes.
* ''Series/DaVincisInquest'' --> ''Da Vinci's City Hall''

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''BetterDays'' --> ''Webcomic/OriginalLife''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' --> ''Sabrina's Secret Life''
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' --> ''Ben10UltimateAlien''-->''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' --> ''Justice League: Unlimited''
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[[folder:Type 9 - behind the scenes Examples]]
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''BigBrother'' (UK) --> ''BigBrother's Little Brother'', ''BigBrother's Big Mouth'', currently ''BigBrother's Bit on the Side''
** And for the Canadian version, ''Big Brother Side Show''.
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' --> ''Series/TheApprentice: You're Fired''
* ''Series/BritainsGotTalent'' --> ''Britain's Got More Talent''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' --> ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential''
** ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' --> ''Torchwood Declassified''
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' --> ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Post_Show The Post Show]]''
* ''Series/ImACelebrityGetMeOutOfHere'' --> ''I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now!''
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' --> ''Merlin - Secrets & Lies''
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' --> ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_Dead Talking Dead]]''
* ''Series/TheXFactor'' --> ''The Xtra Factor''
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[[folder:Type 10 - online spinoff Examples]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''FiveFwd'' is this for Channel Five's ''TheGadgetShow'' and ''FifthGear'' - the former features a formalised news segment which has never been part of the main programme with a different presenter and games reviews and interviews with one of the regular presenters- something that rarely appears in the show proper.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' --> ''Little Monk''
* ''SonnyWithAChance'' --> ''Mackenzie Falls''
* ''UglyBetty'' --> ''Mode After Dark''
* ''Series/{{Offspring}}'' --> ''The Nurses''
* ''Series/EastEnders'' --> ''E20'', following a group of teenagers outside of the main cast. Some were later promoted to the main series.
* ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' --> ''Frank vs Lutz'' and ''Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero''.
* In the early 2000s, there were four ''Series/DoctorWho'' online animated specials featuring the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors, and an alternate Ninth Doctor.
* BeingHuman had an online spinoff called ''Becoming Human'' which focused on Adam, a charater that had featured in an episode of the parent show, and otherwise entirely new characters.
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[[folder:Type 11 - part alternate continuity, part parallel Examples]]
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* A concrete anime example is ''ToHeart2'', which takes place in the same school as the original ''ToHeart'', only that it is set three years after. Some [[ContinuityNod nods]] and [[ContinuityCameo cameos]] reinforce this.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'', which is about another group of {{magical girl}}s. Its other spin-off, ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'' is either a {{Prequel}} or an {{Interquel}}. A third spin-off entitled ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story'' was released for the CompilationMovie, and it is part {{Prequel}}, POVSequel, and WhatIf story.
** Three new spin-offs began after the premiere of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. One is an ''Oriko Magica'' {{prequel}}. The other ones are ''Manga/PuellaMagiSuzuneMagica'', which is about another group of magical girls, and ''Puella Magi Tart Magica'', which elaborates on a [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy background detail]] from the anime.
* Onegai Twins is set one year after the events of Onegai Teacher, it shares most locations and many of the first anime characters come back either as cameo or secondary characters.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' --> Anime/YuGiOhGX --> Anime/YuGiOh5Ds --> Anime/YuGiOhZexal
* DoctorSlump --> DragonBall
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' --> ''Anime/JewelpetTwinkle'' --> ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'' --> ''Jewelpet Kira Deco!'' --> ''Jewelpet Happiness'', all of the series shares the same Jewelpets, but not the same characters in general to prevent canon confusion.

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* TheMightyThor: Has a interesting relationship with Journey into Mystery. Thor debuted in ''Journey into Mystery'' and headlined it for a while before taking over the title completely and later getting another series. 49 years after his debut, ''Journey into Mystery'' is introduced as a spin-off taking over Thor's numbering and Thor gets another series.
* Comicbook/FantasticFour After the death of a prominent member of the book, the book ended at issue 588 and was revamped as ''FF'' (FF in the title standing for Future Foundation). After 11 issues of FF, Marvel revived the Fantastic Four for issue 600 (the previous issues being ''FF'') and it will continue forward with ''FF'' also being released concurrently focusing on the non Fantastic Four members of the Future Foundation.

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* MercyThompson Series and Alpha and Omega, along with a few short stories set in the same universe.
* The Literature/InfernalDevices series, a spin-off Literature/TheMortalInstruments, is an interesting example; the two series share a couple characters, (namely, Magnus and Camille), but they're not central to either series, and all the other characters are new. Plus, The Infernal Devices takes place 200 years before The Mortal Instruments.
* Literature/DenOfShadows --> Literature/KieshaRa

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''The Graveyard'' ([[RetroactiveRecognition notable]] for featuring Mark Salling, pre-''{{Glee}}'') exists in the same universe as the ''Bloody Murder'' duology.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' as the prequel spin-off ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' which follows the creation of Cylons ~50 years before the setting of the parent show.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' --> ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': the spinoff is set approximately a century after the original.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' --> ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': the spinoff picks up almost immediately after the conclusion of its predecessor, and although it does not feature any continuing characters it does continue various stories and themes originating from TNG and [=DS9=].
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is set more than 110 years before The Original Series, and is arguably a spinoff of TOS, TNG or both.
** Each ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series featured few crossovers, apart from one at the beginning of each spinoff as a symbolic "passing the torch". The first episode of TNG included a cameo appearance by an aged Dr [=McCoy=]; the pilot of [=DS9=] (listed under type #1) prominently featured Captain Picard; the first scene of VOY included a cameo by [=DS9=]'s Quark; the first episode of ENT showed a video recording of Dr Zefram Cochrane, a major character in the TNG film ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' and ''Series/StargateUniverse''
** When spin-offs share a setting, there's also often a temptation to eventually include characters from the earlier series. eg. Worf ending up on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Samantha Carter ending up on ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
* The various ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' spinoffs.
* The first seven seasons of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' used the few characters variant, starting with ''Lightspeed Rescue'', they used the no character variant, all set in the same universe, with characters only returning for team-up episodes (except for ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' and ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', where Tommy and Bulk returned as main characters, respectively).
* Series/{{Eureka}} and {{Warehouse13}} are established as a shared canon during an episode on each show in which each had a character visiting from the other.
** There was also a brief appearance of a recurring {{Warehouse13}} character in an episode of {{Alphas}}, putting all three series in one universe.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' --> ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} series]], spinoff from ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.
* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series has several concurrent timelines, with the main timeline and the ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIf if...]]''/''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' timeline being the most notable ones. ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne Nocturne]]'' implies that all the timelines are canon within the same multiverse.
* The ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series now has a rather interesting spin off of it's own called HyruleWarriors for the WiiU. It's a non-canon entry in the Zelda series handled by Tecmo-Koei that uses gameplay similar to their own DynastyWarriors series, except with a Zelda twist (like incorporating famous Zelda items into the combat). In a way is also one part CrossOver because of the whole [[XMeetsY Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors]] thing.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace,'' spinoff of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', shares a continuity with ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''TheAmazingSpiez'', spinoff to ''TotallySpies''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' -> ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'', spinoff from {{Disney}} / {{Pixar}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood]]'' an animated spinoff of ''[[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mister Rogers' Neighborhood]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'' was spun off into ''The Wisdom of the Gnomes'' (with no room for crossovers since [[spoiler: David and his wife die in the last episode of their series]]).
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