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sitcom

(ˈsɪtkɑm)
n. a situation comedy as found on television. (see also kid-vid.) These sitcoms are made for juvenile minds.
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In Monday's programme he reveals that in 1984 a staggering 60 sitcoms were made.
A salient fact: Looking toward next season, with barely a lesbian in sight, the networks are shooting or prepping at least three new gay male--themed sitcoms.
The '90s have thrown up as many great sitcoms as any other era.
Following HBO's notorious ``Curb Your Enthusiasm,'' created by and starring world-class kvetcher Larry David, and ``Significant Others,'' a comedy about couples therapy that was widely admired by critics far more than it was by its network Bravo, two ``Significant Others'' alumni have created sitcoms requiring just the slimmest of scripts, allowing their casts to create most of the dialogue while they shoot their scenes.
Before Cable)--a very young Billy Crystal played the first gay regular in a network series: Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap.
With Seinfeld gone and long-running sitcoms such as Mad About You and Friends likely to depart in the next few years, NBC is turning gay to beef up its roster.
4 -- 5) New sitcoms set for the fall TV season include CBS' ``How I Met Your Mother,'' left, and Fox's ``The War at Home.
Cowritten by her elder sister, Sally Lapiduss--also a successful TV writer-producer (The Nanny, Mad About You) and also openly lesbian--Situation Tragedy is a hilarious evening of war stories from the sitcom front, but by virtue of Lapiduss's Emmy-nominated career, it's hardly sour grapes.
Charo is, of course, emulating Eva Longoria's Gabrielle of ABC's ``Desperate Housewives,'' and her gardener is played by Jerry Mathers, known to the world as the last great innocent, the Beav of the '50s sitcom ``Leave It to Beaver.
In a nutshell: Milestone episode for UPN's smoothest, sharpest sitcom, with a surprise twist at the end.
Series creator Mitch Hurwitz acknowledges, ``We're the beneficiaries of the fact that it's been a very fallow period for sitcoms.
Bob's such a doofus, he doesn't understand the ramifications of inhaling marijuana brownies at a rock concert; hence the kids are smarter than their dad (another recurring theme in sitcoms of the past 50 years).
Several of the networks cut their comedy output severely - NBC will have only two hours of sitcoms on its fall schedule.
Episode three follows Tinker and Lear as they try to wrest sitcoms from the realm of idiocy and fantasy and reinfuse them with intelligence.