Spin Off Definition : is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from one or more already existing works, that focuses, in particular, in more detail on one aspect of that original work (e.g. a particular topic, character, or an event).
Throughout television, we have witnessed the birth of spin-offs that became successes in their own right, right back from the Cosby Show.
Airing back in the late 80s and early 90s, this show was a success and when one of the characters (Denise Huxtable…played by Lisa Bonet)…
…had to go off to college, they formed a spin off show just for her that would even feature visits by members to the ‘Cosby Show’ cast. This spin off became known as ‘A different world’.
Fast forward to present time and the same is true for quite a few famous series, most notably Award winning ‘Black-ish’….
Which spawned the spin off based on character Zoey Johnson (played by Yara Shahidi) called. ‘Grown-ish’.
Well here in Kenya, the TV show Auntie Boss known for its comedy, thanks to vivacious character Varshita (played by Eve D’souza) has earned a spin off based on that character and the show is aptly named after her, ‘Varshita’.
Airing on Maisha Magic East, Varshita may very well be the first Kenyan spin off based on a locally produced comedy drama.