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sitcom

A portmanteau of "situation comedy," referring to a humorous television (or other broadcast medium) program focusing on a regular cast of characters who are involved in various funny or unusual situations that form the basis of individual episodes. The new sitcom revolves around two twin sisters who share the same job by pretending to be the same person. The famous actor actually got his start in a sitcom for a kids' channel back in the 80s.

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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That's not to say there are no new sitcoms coming, through.
Muhlach specified he did not do soap operas and was instead open to another TV sitcom.
The sitcom depicted their ups and downs as a young couple in post-60s Manchester and ran for two seasons between 1970 and 1971.
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In discussing sitcoms, it is tempting to get drawn into the debate on popular cinema versus avant-garde cinema, or to focus on distribution challenges facing African cinema, but those topics are not the subject or the scope of this paper, which seeks to investigate how sitcoms are revolutionizing African cinema.
He says of Dad's Army, his favourite sitcom: "It features a brilliant ensemble cast but also has a central leading character, who is constantly at odds with the 'slings and arrows' of everyday life.
Creator of "The Big Bang Theory," Chuck Lorre, also created another of the most popular sitcoms on TV, "Two And A Half Men." So we can assume that Lorre is swimming in a pool full of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck at this point.
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Watching episodes of the 8+ sitcoms on television this Ramadan, I found myself maintaining a straight face throughout, never cracking so much as a smile, counting down the slowest 20 minutes of each day.
It seems that the Lebanese famous co-host Razan Al Maghribi is trying her best to fill in her absence from broadcasting on television by appearing on a number of Sitcoms. The satellite channel "MBC" doesn't see Razan as a winner card any more since she has been divided between acting and singing.
Any general-interest library strong in TV history and culture needs SITCOMS, a visual and verbal review of the top 100 shows over TV's 60-year history.
The collaboration of Ken Bloom (playwright, theater director, radio host, arts consultant, and president of Harbinger Records) and Frank Vlastnik (actor, photo researcher, and editor), "Sitcom: The 101 Greatest TV Comedies Of All Time" is an illustrated showcase of the television situation comedy alphabetically ranging from 'The Adams Family' to 'WRKP in Cincinnati'.