There are a lot of shows that focus on a place of business, and many of them get StrictlyFormula after a while and need a {{Retool}}. Sometimes a change of management can bring life back into an old show, or at least add conflict for awhile. Sometimes this is an excuse to stage a TyrantTakesTheHelm story. Sometimes this is an excuse to stick the heroes in charge.

Under New Management refers to a permanent change in management -- or at least long enough for a full story arc. When the boss being replaced is back by the end of the episode it's a {{Ten Minute Retirement}}.

This is not TheProtagonist being thrust into a recently vacated position and suddenly finding himself in charge of an organization while he's still [[HowDoIShotWeb learning]] [[NewMeat the]] [[EnsignNewbie ropes]]. That's YouAreInCommandNow.

Often associated with WeDontSuckAnymore, TheyChangedItNowItSucks and NothingIsTheSameAnymore. If done badly can lead to MeetTheNewBoss.

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!!Examples:

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* ''TheShield'' switched out the captain of The Barn several times over the course of the series, which often had a major impact on the way Vic worked.
* Between ''{{Cheers}}'' seasons 5 and 6, Sam sold the bar and left to live on a boat. He came back in the first episode of season 6 and took a job as a bartender at the bar he used to own.
* Season one of ''Series/{{House}}'' introduced a new character Vogler donating a large sum of money and taking control of the hospital. Then continually threatening to un-donate (or not donate some large sum in the future) if House doesn't do what he says.
* ''{{Ellen}}'' featured the title character selling Buy the Book to a couple of hippie capitalists. They put a conservative guy (Creator/BruceCampbell) in charge and he brought a different style to the place. She wound up quitting when she sensed he was judging her sexuality.
* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
** In season 6, Dunder Mifflin is bought out by Sabre, resulting in frequent visits by Jo, the Sabre CEO, a Sabre representative in the office, and Dunder Mifflin selling printers along with paper.
** In season 8 Sabre remains the owning company but Jo is replaced by a new CEO with his own 'unique' style.
** After Micheal's departure, the Scranton office goes through a number of managers until [[spoiler: Andy]] gets the position When he gets fired, he engineers for a former Dunder Mifflin executive to buy back the company from Sabre and gets rehired as regional manager. He then quits right before the series finale and is replaced by [[spoiler: Dwight]] who to everyone's surprise ends up being the best and most competent manager the Scranton office ever had.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'':
** When Emmett became assistant manager at the Buy More there was a big sign up - "Under New Assistant Management" - and when he became manager he put the sign up again with the word "Assistant" Xed out.
** Things change even more when the CIA buys the Buy More to use as a cover for their operations. Morgan quickly points out that the operation of the store is too efficient and the employees too pretty and helpful. In order to create a more believable cover, the store goes back to the old way of running things except Morgan is made the new manager.
** Things are bound to change again after [[spoiler: Chuck and Sarah buy the Buy More]]
* At the start of season 2, ''Series/BabylonFive'' sees Commander Sinclair replaced by Captain John Sheridan, who [[WordOfGod Straczynski]] said was as pivotal to the series as Aragorn to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''Series/HappyDays'' hangout Arnold's was run by Arnold and then by Al.
* The heroes taking over Wolfram and Hart on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' seasons 5 & 6 were about genociding the Greek and Celtic gods so the OneTrueGod could seize State Power.
* Similar to (and possibly inspired by) the Discworld example below, season six of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' reveals that [[spoiler: Crowley has taken over Hell, and transformed it from a place of eternal ''physical'' torment into a long, badly-lit corridor with a massive (as in >6,000,000,000 people long) queue - And what's at the front of the queue? The end of it again!]]
** After God left, Heaven was managed by the archangels and the celestial bureaucracy who after a while concluded that the Apocalypse would be preferable to their current existance. After the Winchesters thwart that plan, a civil war erupts over control of Heaven between [[spoiler:the Archangel Rafael and Castiel]]. After [[spoiler: Castiel ]] wins, he allows the power to go to his head and succumbs to AGodAmI. Heaven is devastated and when he loses his power, Naomi takes over and tries to bring order back to the chaos by any means necessary, including brainwashing other angels to do her bidding.
* ''{{CSI}}'':
** Catherine Willows was pushed into the supervisor position, actually as Swing Shift supervisor along with Gil Grissom, then she became head of the Graveyard Shift after Grissom's departure. But the brass didn't like how she handled what happened with Ray Langston, and they brought in DB Russel as the new team leader.
** In the beginning, this was also done to set up things for the show-Brass originally led the night shift and it was given over to Grissom and Brass was bumped to Homicide.
* ''TwoBrokeGirls'' starts out with Han having recently bought the diner from the Russian Mob. He fired the lazy waitress who only kept her job because she was sleeping with one of the mobsters and hires Caroline as a replacement. He keeps on Max, who has worked so long at the diner that she saw multiple management changes, despite her surly attitude because she has so much experience (and she runs off the folks who are just going to sit around taking up space, drinking coffee, and not ordering food). Plus, he's scared of her.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'' Hell has recently come under new management, so the traditional punishments get scrapped in favor of mind-numbing eternal boredom. ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' and ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' both have Moist Von Lipwig as the new management of the post office and the mint respectively.

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* This happened in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. Due to losing self control and violating his agency's rules, Tedd's father was [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-01-19 removed from his position of being the Head of the Paranormal Division]]. He'll be replaced by someone else (as yet unspecified), who may be less helpful to the main characters. His interim replacement turns out to be his immediate predecessor in the position, who is much more interested in keeping secrets than helping people (the letter of the law over the spirit of it in terms of the job description)

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* Violet takes over in ''9 to 5''.

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* Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management. A classic attraction "taken over" by Iago and Zazu (from Disney/{{Aladdin}} and Disney/TheLionKing, respectively). Hilarity (supposedly) ensues. That didn't last long, and now it's back to the original version.
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