A roundtable discussion on The Carmichael Show by Phillip Cunningham, Alfred Martin, and Khadijah Costley White.
NBC’s new First Family sitcom, 1600 Penn, is surprisingly devoid of conventional political engagement, instead relying on traditional domestic comedy in the form of interpersonal conflict.
The TV series lasted three years and only in its first season did it crack the Nielsen ratings’ top tier. It has never had much of a presence in the syndication market, doesn’t show up on TV Land, and has…
FOX’s new animated sitcom Allen Gregory trades heavily in humiliation. Cynthia Chris examines the comedic resonance of this sort of situation in light of recent events.
The laugh track has persisted through decades of popular suspicion and disdain, but lately it has come to seem newly disreputable.
It’s Like Mad Men, Only Funny!
The second in our two-part series on the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Foundation’s faculty seminar.
Maybe it was time to leave the safe haven of sci-fi niche nerdom and dip my toe into a mass program. BBT had just won a People’s Choice award. Could all the people be wrong all the time?
FX’s Louie and new possibilities for half-hour television comedy.
The news of a greenlit sit-com based on the Star Wars saga is liable to set millions of eyes rolling and heads shaking, but while comedy and Star Wars are uneasy companions, it may be worth giving this latest venture a chance.
I have a long tradition of disliking family sitcoms, reaching all the way back to my adolescence. But this season on TV, I have fallen in love with two “traditional” family sitcoms, both on ABC on Wednesday nights: The Middle and Modern Family.