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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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Rory Kinnear - who played Bill Tanner, assistant to M, in the last three Bond films - is the son of which comedy actor who appeared in an array of sitcoms, from Cowboys to Man About the House?
Are sitcoms just a temporary phenomenon, or are they an indication of a larger shift in the delivery method towards web-based distribution channels?
Some might argue - me included - that certain sitcoms do the exact opposite of lightening the mood and cheering you up.
Welsh actress Joanna Page, who starred in the BBC's popular Gavin & Stacey, said she realised how important sitcoms were as she did research for a series called Sitcom Does.
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.
The producer Muhammad Abu Al Azem made sure that the new sitcom will be able to compete with other famous sitcoms.
I think you'll see some other Canadian sitcoms but I don't think it'll be a wave.
However, a list of sitcoms to study, with descriptions, is provided.
Here's a list of ABC sitcoms in development that you won't be watching in the 2007-08 season:
A paltry seven sitcoms were given the green light in 2004, thus reflecting the impact of years of intensively-produced American imports and British ineptitude, not helped by the demise of Thames Television as rival to inspire the BBC.
Therefore, successful and safe half-hour sitcoms have become their key programming staples.
This is because most sitcom is filmed in front of a live studio audience (as American sitcoms have been keen to point out, as a marker of legitimacy), who play an important part in the ways in which the meanings of sitcom are offered to audiences at home.
By her teenage years, French had moved onto one of British TV's finest sitcoms.
And I have a tendency to evolve into William Shatner, with my big fat face," adds Bateman, the veteran of several previous sitcoms, including Chicago Sons, The Hogan Family, and Silver spoons.
From Hancock's Half Hour to Men Behaving badly, sitcoms have followed a successful recipe - scatter a handful of regular characters over two or three small sets, sprinkle with funny lines, place in front of a live audience and grill for 30 minutes under the studio lights.