Today, I will talk about spinoffs.
Spinoffs are rather close to me because many of the shows that I have conceived are spinoffs.
There are a variety of different kinds. As per TV Tropes:
- 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 Poorly Disguised Pilot).
- The main character is 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 Show Within a Show 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.
- Official Fanzine Show – a trope usually applying to Reality TV, 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 In Name Only. 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 same continuity that allows for Crossovers from the original.
Sometime in the fifth grade I conceived of a show called Tweens. Eventually, I continued the show with three of the characters from that show called, Carol, Adriana, and Keisha which is a type 2 spinoff. After that, I conceived of the Luna; it is a type 1 spinoff.