A TV series or film that takes inspiration and characters from another but does not directly continue the story in the manner of a sequel. To be used for question pertaining to the intricacies of spin-offs specifically, not for any kind of question about some spin-off.
Disney Channel's Girl Meets World is appropriately called a spin-off of ABC's 1990s hit Boy Meets World. However, there are some seemingly unique aspects: Is it not a "typical" spin-off. Examples ...