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  BBC - Britain's Best Sitcom - Homepage
We will announce the winners here shortly after the final TV show.
We've got details of all the Top 10 finalists, along with exclusive clips and quotes from celebrities, stating why they think their chosen sitcom is the best.
See the rundown here and find out more about the comedy gems that didn't quite make the final cut.
www.bbc.co.uk /sitcom   (132 words)

  Situation comedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sitcoms usually consist of recurring characters in a format in which there are one or more humorous story lines centred on a common environment, such as a family home or workplace.
A common aspect of family sitcoms is that at some point in their run they introduce an addition to the family in the form of a new baby.
US sitcoms often have large teams of script writers firing gags into the script and round-table sessions, whereas the British sitcom is usually written by two co-writers or is the work of one person.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sitcom   (2099 words)

 Encyclopedia: List of U.S. television series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Seinfeld is a television sitcom, considered to be one of the most popular and influential of the 1990s in the U.S., to the point where it is often cited as epitomizing the self-obsessed and ironic culture of the decade.
Taxi was the name of an acclaimed American sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC.
Webster is a sitcom which premiered on ABC on September 16, 1983, and ran on that network until September 11, 1987, but continued in first-run syndication until 1989.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-U.S.-television-series   (7605 words)

 Television sitcom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sitcom: A Sitcom Episodes of a romantic comedy series about 20-year-olds falling in and out of love while running a dotcom company.
Television Sitcom Trivia Trivia for sitcoms from the 60's through the present.
Film.de: Sitcom Die Film-Datenbank enthält eine Inhaltsangabe und ein öffentliches Bewertungsforum mit verschiedenen Bewertungskategorien und individuellen Kommentaren.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Television_sitcom.html   (406 words)

 USATODAY.com - Building a better sitcom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When sitcoms dominated the schedule, we were told there were too many shows, and they were diluting the audience and the talent pool.
Now that sitcoms are in shorter supply, we're told there aren't enough shows or time slots, so writers aren't given a chance to develop their talents.
And so many sitcoms are either built around actors who have no business starring in a comedy, or are shoddily constructed around people who are not being used to their best advantage.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2003-04-10-better-sitcoms_x.htm   (2589 words)

 screenonline: Sitcom
Initially radio sitcoms of the time were simply transferred to television, but eventually the need for new material encouraged the development of shows and forms designed specially for the medium.
Sitcoms now reflect the viewer's different experience of the media; no longer does television have a privileged position, but seems part of everyday life.
Good sitcoms are a kind of virtual reality - they reflect the rhythms of everyday life, the pain of the human condition and, of course, the joy of laughter.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/445368/index.html   (1086 words)

 The SITCOM Home Page
Two half-hour episodes of a brand-new sitcom are created on the basis of suggestions from the studio audience.
All aspects of real sitcoms are accounted for including sitcom-style: commercials, jokes, timing, characterization, lighting, gender rôles, irony, theme music, and even improvisational scenery made of 56 large modular building blocks.
The SITCOM show was conceived in a conversation between Dan Goldstein and John Bourdeaux during a long road trip through the southern United States.
www.dangoldstein.com /sitcom.html   (499 words)

 SoYouWanna be a sitcom writer?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It's nice that sitcom writing tends to be based on talent, but it would also be nice if there were some training course that could guarantee your admittance into the big leagues.
It just happens to be where most of the sitcom writing work is. Even if a show shoots out of New York, it's generally based and staffed in LA. Furthermore, there are tons of connections to be made in Hollywood that you just can't get anywhere else.
Most sitcom writers live in a perpetual state of fear, never knowing when their show will be cancelled and if they'd be able to get another job afterward.
www.soyouwanna.com /site/syws/sitcom/sitcom.html   (836 words)

 Taxi (sitcom)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The show was about the every day life of a handful of New York City taxi drivers and their abusive boss, Louie De Palma, played by actor Danny DeVito.
Alan Thomas as Jeff Bennett, Randall Carver as John Burns (from 1978 to 1979), Jeff Conaway as Bobby Wheeler (from 1978 to 1981), Carol Kane as Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (from 1981 to 1983) and Christopher Lloyd as the Reverend Jim Ignatowski.
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www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Taxi_(sitcom).html   (425 words)

 The SITCOM Home Page
All aspects of real sitcoms are accounted for including sitcom-style: commericals, jokes, timing, chacterization, lighting, gender rôles, irony, theme music, and even improvisational scenery made of 56 large modular building blocks.
SITCOM has been produced nine times in four cities on two continents and you can read about every production.
SITCOM and the ideas of Structured Improvisation have inspired its creators to launch other shows including: Commedia dell'High School and Riverboat Lawyer.
www-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de /users/dang/sitcom.html   (504 words)

 227 Sitcom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Former 227 sitcom star Jackée Harry turned down the show's first edition believing she "wasn't fat enough." But after watching the show, she signed on.
227 is an American sitcom that originally aired on the NBC network from 1985 to 1990.
The program revolves around the lives of the occupants of a Washington, D.C apartment building numbered 227, nearly all of whom are African American.
www.wikiverse.org /227-sitcom   (119 words)

 Screenplay vs. Sitcom Scripts
A sitcom teleplay's title page should contain the name of the show, the title of the episode, the name of the writer, the writer's "contact info" and/or the name of the production company, and the draft number.
For dialogue in both sitcom teleplays and screenplays, character names are typed in all caps and the dialogue itself appears in upper- and lower-case text.
Screenplays and sitcom teleplays are not interchangeable, as the preceding doubtless illustrates.
www.screenstyle.com /screenvssits.html   (1601 words)

 Friends - A great soap opera masquerading as a great sitcom. By Chris Suellentrop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
(Sitcom declinists make no claims about the quality or critical reception of Friends, only its popularity.) Sure, it's been a Top 10 show from its inception, and it was the most-watched show on television as recently as the 2001-2002 season.
But the writers of sitcoms use such plot devices as exogenous shocks to try to revive a dying system.
In the beginning, the frame of reference for the show was the sitcom universe.
slate.msn.com /id/2100008   (1059 words)

 The Boston Herald Story on Sitcom Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Working from the set of precise rules that govern sitcom structure, along with audience suggestions on setting, characters and relationships, Goldstein's troupe will spin out complete 30-minute sitcom episodes, including commercials.
The premise for "Sitcom" came to him as he prepared a project for a course in artifical intelligence.
After studying the standardized framework of television sitcoms (his course project was entitled "Structuralist Gilligan"), Goldstein wrote a computer program that would predict the outcome of any episode.
www.dangoldstein.com /herald.html   (365 words)

 Taxi Sitcom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The film’s requirement for her to speak in Malay, said the sitcom actress who studied acting...
Both take advantage of some breakout casting, and, even with laugh tracks, suggest that there's plenty of life yet in the old sitcom format.
Taxi was the name of an American sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC.
www.wikiverse.org /taxi-sitcom   (228 words)

 Sitcom Sisterhood
Whoopi Goldberg is appearing on NBC in her first TV sitcom series and the rapper Eve is making a similar debut on UPN.
In pulling these sitcoms roles out of their own personal trials and histories, Wanda, Eve, Mo'Nique and Whoopi get to play out a fl female struggle that is new to TV's mainstream.
If the reparation happens first on sitcoms it may be because it's the kind of work that requires a sense of humor in order to stay sane.
www.africana.com /articles/daily/mtv20030923sisters.asp   (1519 words)

 Deafbase - SITCOM TO CLIFFHANG STRONG TONIGHT FOR HEARING IMPAIRED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Sitcom, a sitcom", the net's first situation comedy about a group of dotcom executives - successful at producing shows for the net but less successful at falling into love - will end a record setting season tonight with a controversial cliffhanger season finale for the hearing impaired.
"Sitcom" was boosted by higher than expected numbers from hearing impaired viewers that were offered the first closed captioning for a net series, 10% of total viewers utilizing the net's first closed captioning offering, and by overseas surfers from Canada (2.5%), UK (2.4%), and Italy (1.4%).
Sitcom is a spin-off of the net's most watched series Muscle Beach that is currently the net's longest running series in its third season.
www.deafbase.com /modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=235   (599 words)

 AfterEllen.com - ABC to Develop Sitcom Starring Melissa Etheridge as a Lesbian Musician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Etheridge earned national headlines in 1993 when she came out publicly, but she has been in the news in the last few years primarily for her recent marriage to actress Tammy Lynn Michaels (The L Word, Popular) and the success of her latest album, Lucky.
In addition to this sitcom, she has signed on to play a transgender man in the upcoming film Southern Comfort, which co-stars Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, and Alan Cumming.
To say the news of this sitcom is a surprising development for lesbian and bisexual TV viewers is an understatement.
www.afterellen.com /TV/92004/melissaetheridge.html   (411 words)

 Sitcom - Improv Message Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All aspects of real sitcoms are accounted for including sitcom-style: commercials, jokes, timing, chacterization, lighting, gender roles, dramatic irony, and theme music.
Born in Chicago in 1994, SITCOM comes to the UCB from 12 extended runs in 7 cities in 3 countries.
The longform improv show SITCOM, produced at the UCB Theater this September, is one of three international shows invited to perform at the 7th International Improvisation Festival.
www.improvisation.ws /mb/showthread.php?t=2115   (1150 words)

 The making of the Sitcom
The archetypal sitcom career woman of the pre-Mary Richards era, her significance radiates strictly from gender.
She dutifully returns to her place at the typewriter in the office, leaming the old sitcom lesson that a solid place in a warm gemeinschaft is worth more than anything the flashy gesellschaft can ever offer-a lesson still frequently taught in the genre.
The sitcom, a representational art committed to harmony and consensus, found refuge in visions of America's premetropolitan past and fantasies of witches, genies, and nannies who could do the vacuuming by magic.
www.haussite.net /haus.0/SCRIPT/txt1999/11/SITCOM.HTML   (11726 words)

 News: Mourning the sitcom
Former ITV executive David Liddiment is to front a 90-minute Channel 4 documentary examining the crisis in sitcoms.
Who Killed the Sitcom?, will chart how the once-ubiquitous genre is now rarely seen in TV schedules.
Classic sitcom repeats still sustain big audiences on the BBC at a time when very few new sitcoms are being made.
www.chortle.co.uk /news/may05/sitcom090501.php   (180 words)

 British Sitcom Guide - Hardware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Set in "Hamway's Hardware Store" this sitcom follows the lives of its fanatical DIY staff Mike, Kenny, Steve and Rex.
The first series of this new sitcom showed a lot of promise and looked as if it could be ITV's best sitcom for many years.
The laughs came fairly easily from an unfussy plot however the low budget, missing enthusiasm and lack of improvements in series 2 have made it rather a disappointment overall in our eyes.
www.british-sitcom.co.uk /hardware/index.shtml   (91 words)

 Sitcom: What It Is, How It Works
This type of sitcom is called a domestic comedy because it is almost invariably set in and around a family unit: a mother and/or father, and most definitely, children.
A dramedy is the rarest and most serious type of sitcom; its entire being is not devoted to evoking laughter from the audience.
This involved watching at least one episode of each of the 680 sitcoms that have been on the air, and between 50 and 200 episodes of many.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~taflinge/sitcom.html   (1953 words)

 Create your own sitcom for Bravo's contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of my first memories is watching a scene from a 1950s sitcom called "I Married Joan" where the zany housewife somehow got her finger stuck in the barrel of a shotgun.
Now, if I were going to build my own sitcom, all I would need to do is think of one I haven't seen yet, but feel like I have.
These days, sitcoms are running on fumes (and often smell like it).
www.wfts.com /entertainment/stories/0408/040806bravo.shtml   (662 words)

 SITCOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All four members of this newly-formed ensemble have been members of Sweet Adelines for several years, bringing to their audiences a collage of personal and vocal experiences.
The quartet is in the process of creating several new, interesting characters along with "sitcoms" which will package their musical pieces in a unique and comedic way
"Sitcom's" goal is to provide memorable quality entertainment year-round.
www.harmonize.com /bgc/sitcom.htm   (71 words)

 Television Sitcom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This book brings the analysis of sitcom up to date with a wealth of contemporary examples, a range of new approaches to the genre, and an examination of the roles sitcom and comedy play within society.
A chapter on genre examines the history and development of sitcom and the institutional structures that produce it.
There is also analysis of the differences among sitcoms produced in a range of countries, and discussion of what happens when a program gets sold and remade abroad.
ucpress.org /books/bfi/pages/PROD0532.html   (231 words)

 Truby's Sitcom Genre
The sitcom is the single most popular form in the entertainment business.
The trick is knowing the sitcom story structures that actually produce the laughs, writing comedy from character, and playing with the ongoing web of oppositions.
My 6-hour Sitcom Class is available onscreen whenever you need coaching, along with three Sitcom Examples to show you a variety of sitcom applications.
www.screenstyle.com /trsige.html   (270 words)

 Sitcom - netlexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eher selten bekommt die Serie ein bewusst dramatisches Element wie in Roseanne, Sex and the city und Scrubs.
Sitcoms sind üblicherweise als halbstündiges TV-Format angelegt; die Netto-Laufzeit einer Folge (d.h.
Die erste deutsche Sitcom war Ein Herz und eine Seele von Wolfgang Menge, die wie ihre amerikanische Version All in the Family (1971-1979) auf dem britischen Format Till death do us part (1965-1975) beruht.
www.net-lexikon.de /Sitcom.html   (272 words)

 British Sitcom Guide - Britain's Best Sitcom (The 2004 BBC2 Poll)
In early 2004 British TV channel BBC2 organised a poll of the public to find out what they considered was Britain's Best Sitcom.
6th is a great achievement for such a sophisticated sitcom which requires the audience to think.
Barker's classic prison sitcom was top five material in most peoples' eyes.
www.sitcom.co.uk /features/bbc2_show.shtml   (284 words)

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