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CBS OFFICIALLY orders HIMYM Spin OFF spoilers ahead maybe

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by type_g, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    The best example of a "backdoor pilot" is when you have one (or more) character deciding to fly/drive/walk/etc. to another setting (city, state, country, house, whatever), encounter a whole new set of people in this new setting, then the episode involves them and the main character(s) we know ends up being somewhat superfluous to the episode.

    TVTropes.com refers to this as a Poorly Disguised Pilot trope and has a list on that page.
     
  2. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    I think the difference between a spinoff and a backdoor pilot, is a spinoff is unplanned when the characters first appear on the original show, and a backdoor pilot is planned ahead of time as a possible new show with those characters.

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  3. Ozzie72

    Ozzie72 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Another unsuccessful back-door pilot: Assignment: Earth, which was a 2nd-season episode of Star Trek.
     
  4. Ozzie72

    Ozzie72 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    /golf clap
     

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