''The New Adventures of Old Christine'' is a sitcom created by former ''WillAndGrace'' writer Kari Lizer, starring [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]]. Debuting in 2006, and canceled after five seasons, it allowed Louis-Dreyfus to defeat the dreaded "''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' curse."

The show revolves around divorced gym owner Christine Campbell (Louis-Dreyfus), a mess in many respects, but one who has maintained friendly relations with ex-husband Richard (Creator/ClarkGregg). One of her many neuroses is triggered by his dating a younger woman who's also named Christine (Emily Rutherford). Also in her orbit is brother/housemate Matthew (Hamish Linklater), son Richie (Trevor Gagnon), and [[SassyBlackWoman sassy black]] business partner Barb (Wanda Sykes).

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!!Tropes include:
* ActorAllusion: In one episode, Christine yells 'Get out!' and shoves Barb's chest. This is an allusion to Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus' most famous character, Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.
* AlmostKiss: Christine and Richard have had many of these...
* AmicableExes: Old Christine and Richard. Matthew and Barb will remark how the divorce is the only think they did right. Its also deconstructed since the two are so friendly after divorcing, it causes their own relationship partners to feel neglected, causing New Christine to call off her and Richard's wedding.
* BlackBestFriend: Barb
* BlondesAreEvil: The two Meanie Moms that old Christine meets who make fun of her in every appearances. New Christine is the [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold complete opposite]].
* CitizenshipMarriage: Between Christine and Barb. Controversial example. She also does with Richard after it was annulled.
* DeadpanSnarker: Matthew.
* {{Deconstruction}}: The show sometimes goes and zig zags this. It sometimes shows how really ugly can Old Christine's life get, if she's always as neurotic and stressed as she is. Mainly, almost everyone in-universe can state that she is going insane, and she's almost always having an eye tic whenever she's really getting into it. Whether this is the actress's performance, or a Christine's quirk, it's not stated. However, Christine ended up going on therapy, so it's probably true, Christine IS crazy. This is all, of course, played for laughs, but if there weren't any laugh track, she would be something to worry about.
* DidYouJustHaveSex
* TheDitz: Oh, Christine, ''so much''!
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Mr. Harris
* GaussianGirl: Every shot is slightly out of focus.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Invoked in one episode via Christine trying to get into a rolling stones concert. Or at least, it was attempted, and failed.
* IncestSubtext: there's a ''lot'' of incestuous subtext between Christine and Matthew. There was even a scene in which Christine made out with him though it turned out to be a dream. One episode shows that he is her LivingEmotionalCrutch and Matthew's therapist suggests the reason they don't have lasting relationships is because of their relationship and him transferring his mommy issues onto her.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Christine is very self-centered and selfish, which is frequently {{lampshaded}}, but she doesn't realize it most of the time.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. The main character and her ex-husband's girlfriend are both named Christine. Christine's ex ''also'' has a girlfriend called Christine.
** Also Christine's ex-husband Richard and their son Ritchie.
* OnlySaneMan: Barb and Matthew may be the only two characters on the show who are remotely close to intelligent, but even they're [[NotSoAboveItAll not all that normal.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: All of the parents in the show, or at least all of the mothers, are emotionally majorly damaged or alcoholic if not both in some degree.
* RealNameJoke: A case of StripperCopConfusion happens when a handsome buff young police officer shows at Christine's place on her birthday to warn her about a prowler in the area. When he introduces himself as Officer Johnson, Christine assumes this is his stripper name.
* RichBitch: The Meanie Moms.
* RunningGag: Everyone calling Old Christine 'old', Old Christine's drinking problem.
* SexWithTheEx: New Christine and Richard in season 5 after she calls of the wedding, though they do get back together.
* StripperCopConfusion: A muscular young cop named Officer Johnson arrives on Christine's doorstep to warn her of a prowler in the neighbourhood. However, it happens to be Christine's birthday and she thinks Barb has sent her a stripper. Cue one increasingly confused conversation between Christine and Officer Johnson.
* TheNewAdventures: Although there aren't really any "old" adventures that occur prior to the show.
* TheUnfairSex: {{Defied}}. Richard refuses to move out of the house after he and New Christine break up, since he owns the house, too.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Christine sues Barb for alimony.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Old Christine is not a very good friend.

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