An Explanation of the History of Television Spinoffs and Why Scripted Spinoffs Are on a Decline

The latest episode of the Vulture series Secret History of Television explains the history of television spinoffs, shows that are created around characters taken from an existing series. The episode also explains why spinoffs of scripted shows are on a decline.

When a popular show spawns a new show, it can lead to disaster, but it can also lead to triumph. We explore the nature of the spinoff in this week’s episode of “Vulture’s Secret History of Television”!