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"New" Super Mario Bros. is now older than Super Mario Bros. was at the time Super Mario World got released. What a timeless name, eh?

Making a title for a sequel by sticking the word "new" or "neo" in front of it. Of course, after a few years, it won't be new anymore. Incidentally, this is why you shouldn't write "new", "recent", or "now" in pages.

Do not confuse with The Full Name Adventures, which focuses on when titles include the "Adventures" part rather than the "New". See also New and Improved, when this occurs in advertising.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Marvel Comics got downright silly with this trope in the 2000s.
    • New Avengers! New X-Men! New Excalibur! New Exiles! New Thunderbolts! When New Warriors got relaunched in the middle of this, the joke was that it was going to be called New New Warriors.
    • Not to mention 1975's "All New, All Different" X-Men, which was at least not the official title (and continued 3 of the 6 protagonists from the previous issues, so it was Blatant Lies).
    • New Excalibur was the most ridiculous example, because it came directly after the "Professor X and Magneto in Genosha" Excalibur title, and was about a mutant team based in the UK, led by Captain Britain. It was, in fact, Old Excalibur.
    • The All-New X-Men in the 2012 Marvel NOW! relaunch had the same deal as Excalibur, as they are in fact the original team timeshifted to the present day. Also in Marvel NOW!, the second wave of the relaunch was called "All-New Marvel NOW!" and new comics included All-New Ghost Rider (a new Legacy Character) and All-New Captain America (The Falcon taking up Cap's mantle). Averted with the new female Thor introduced, who simply called Thor. For the record, "All-New Captain America" was dropped when the original Cap came back a few years later, with both heroes having books called "Captain America: [real name]".
    • The 2015 relaunch was called All-New, All-Different Marvel. This relaunch included both a New Avengers and an All-New, All-Different Avengers, as well as All-New Wolverine (the original's Opposite-Sex Clone taking on his title).
  • Marvel Comics' New Mutants are pretty damn old by now.
  • In 1983, the Marvel Comics title The Defenders was retitled "The New Defnders" with issue #125. The book would retain the title until its final issue: #152.
  • The New Teen Titans. As this comic became DC Comics' #1 hit for a while, the title lasted long after it could hardly be said to be new. They actually lost the "Teen" before they lost the "New".
  • Paperinik New Adventures
  • The very first comic book put out by what would become DC Comics, ushering in The Golden Age of Comic Books, was called New Fun Comics.
  • DC's New 52 continuity. The name was dropped after a few years, and soon afterward DC Rebirth established that it was in fact the old continuity; just tampered with.
  • Speaking of DC Rebirth, it debuted New Superman. Though when you're the first proper Legacy Character to a hero with an eighty-year publishing history, the "New" label is pretty justified.

    Eastern Animation 
  • KikoRiki. New Adventures, a CGI spin-off of the series. The revived 2D shorts that came out later were also advertised as New Season, despite it technically being more than one season.
  • 2018 continuation of Prostokvashino (which was dubbed into English as Mr. Theo, Cat and Dog), despite being a One-Word Title, is often officially referred to as New Prostokvashino to distinguish it from other media in the franchise.

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    Live-Action TV 
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • The New Avengers
  • GSN's Whammy!, the 2002 remake of Press Your Luck, was first called Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck.
  • The New Adventures of Beans Baxter: Interesting in that there weren't any "old" adventures for these to be the "new" adventures of. It's implied that his father (Beans Sr.) had the original adventures.
  • Similar to the Beans Baxter example, The New Adventures of Old Christine doesn't really succeed any "old" adventures - only this one makes it clear it's a Pun-Based Title.
  • The Price Is Right:
    • Bob Barker (daytime) and Dennis James (nighttime) hosted The New Price Is Right. In the 1970s.
    • Similarly, Doug Davidson hosted another New Price Is Right (a syndicated show separate from the CBS daytime version) in the early 1990s.
  • Match Game '73 was widely billed in TV listings as The New Match Game.
  • The New Red Green Show. (The only thing that was new was the network it aired on.)
  • The syndicated edition of Family Feud was renamed New Family Feud during Ray Combs' run in 1992, to accomodate the changes made to the gameplay (read: the Bullseye round). The title only lasted two years.
  • Let's Make a Deal was retitled The All-New Let's Make a Deal for its 1984-1986 run.
  • The short-lived 1981-82 game show Battlestars was revived for a few months in 1983; for that run it was retitled as The New Battlestars (the biggest change was to the Bonus Round, which was now more relevant to the main game).
  • Played with in The Vicar of Dibley when the parish council discuss a name for the new road.
  • The Wonder Woman Live Action TV series' second season is renamed The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. Justified in that the first season takes place during World War II but the "new" adventures take place in then-present day.
  • Pyramid examples:
    • CBS' 1982-88 The $25,000 Pyramid briefly added New to its title to distinguish itself from the 1974-79 syndicated version, also called The $25,000 Pyramid. This lasted a couple of years or so.
    • The 1991 revival of The $100,000 Pyramid didn't have a New in the title on-air, but was packaged with one.
  • The title of The New Adventures of Old Christine parodies this. The "new adventures" refer to Christine's post-divorce life as she deals with the existence of her ex-husband's young new girlfriend, who is also named Christine, making her the "old Christine" by comparison.

  • Five Iron Frenzy titled their 1997 album Our Newest Album Ever!. It was only their second album, and they've released five more studio albums and two live albums since then.

    Print Media 
  • MAD parodied this in "If Truth in Advertising Laws Applied to Comic Books," where one fictional title was "The Old Adventures of Superman Made to Look Like the New Adventures of Superman."

    Pro Wrestling 
  • WWE:
    • Vince McMahon has the bad habit to get back old tag teams with at least one new superstar just by adding "The New" on it, usually without success. Some of these tag teams are: The New Dream Team, Greg Valentine and Dino Bravo; The New Rock N Roll Express, either Ricky Morton and Davey Morton (Kid Kash) or Ricky Morton and Ricky Fuji; The New Midnight Express, Bob Holly and Bart Gunn; The New Rockers, Marty Jannetty and Leif Cassidy.
    • Also seen with the "Eras": First with the "New Generation Era" (1993-1997), which was all but "New" since mid-card wrestlers from past era (recruited between mid-80s and beginning of 90s) went to main stars since the past big superstars passed to WCW as the official competition, so they bet for pushing young talents like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, as others. Second, and actually seen, with the "New Era" (2016-present) when had passed various years since the beginning of this era and there's no more new about it. More than that, a lot of people still think the actual WWE era is still the "Reality Era" (2014-2016) or even the "PG Era" (2008-2013) mostly for the PG ratings established since then and keep until today.

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    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • The New Adventures of Captain S intentionally invoked the resulting cheesiness, being made in the style of teen 1990s TV series. Also Justified: the "original adventures" are a short video, shot in 2003, where Chad Williams plays Captain S and enters Sub Terrania. Parts of it would be remade with Brett Vanderbrook as Captain S and incorporated in episode 4.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • One of the few geographic examples regarding an actual destroyed place is the Indian capital, New Delhi. (in contrast to fiction, where cities such as Neo-Tokyo and New New York are common) Often this is only an homage: New York (English city), New Jersey (island in the English Channel), New Zealand (Danish island), New Hampshire (English county), New Orleans (French city). Meanwhile, New Mexico is not named after the country, but the Mexica Aztec Empire, that didn't go that far up. Then there's New Taipei City, which is even neighbor to Taipei.
  • There is a town with a street called "New Street".
    • Many places have roads with a name that starts with 'New'.
  • There is a river in the southeastern United States called the New River. Ironically, it is geologically the oldest river in the region.
  • In England, there's the New Forest which is not only approaching a thousand years of age, but since the dawn of the 21st century another forest was commissioned and is called the National Forest.
  • Pont Neuf (New Bridge) in Paris, named to differentiate it from the older bridges surrounding it, is now the oldest standing bridge across the River Seine.
  • When the Portuguese Espírito Santo bank was dissolved, one of the two banks that were created to replace it is named Novo Banco (New Bank).

Alternative Title(s): All New Series Neo