When The Finder was spun off from Bones did the two series ever get a franchise title or is the franchise title Bones because The Finder only had thirteen episodes?

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    Or maybe it just doesn't have one at all.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    May 9, 2020 at 1:08
  • That is what I am wondering, @NapoleonWilson. May 9, 2020 at 1:14
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    I was excluding Bones being used as a franchise title, too, i.e. there might not actually be a genuine franchise at all here, since not every spin-off creates a cinematic multiverse. But that'll be part of the answer, I guess.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    May 9, 2020 at 1:20

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...but then a "franchise" essentially requires that the two series have some commonality be it the same organisation (e.g. NCIS) or the same basic premise (e.g. CSI).

In this case the two series did not share this commonality but they do share the same TV universe.

By way of further example, NCIS is a spin-off of the highly successful series JAG but we don't refer to the combined JAG/NCIS franchise....they share a universe (and continue to do so) but they are not a single "franchise".

  • I was using the term "franchise" loosely here because TV series series (a series of TV series, akin to a film series) may have been a tad confusing. Cheers and its spin-offs The Tortellis and Frasier are not a franchise, but I would probably use the word franchise because TV series series sounds wrong. May 13, 2020 at 3:59

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