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View Poll Results: What attracts you to a spinoff?
The character or characters from the mother show. 3 42.86%
The spinoff itself. Plots, characters, etc. 0 0%
Both. 4 57.14%
Other 0 0%
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default What attracts to do a spinoff?

Sorry beforehand if this topic was posted but I am curious, what will get you to watch a spinoff?

A. The character or characters from the mother show?

B. The plotline of the spinoff?

C. Both

D. Other.
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I would say the characters. Sadly the spin-offs rarely measure up to the original, but it worked for several shows, including the Jeffersons. I think it worked mainly because they used the same characters/cast members and just put them in a new situation.

Sequels and spin-offs just aren't believable to me if they don't use the same characters for that little bit of continuity.

The downside is that audiences who fell in love with a particular show are going to expect that same kind of quality from the new show.

I think both answers here would work, though. The plot has to be believable as well.
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Both based on whatever the spinoff is being played successfully in full differ from its parent show
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Both. In other words, you can take a character from the mother show and make that one better than the mother show.
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