Death Of The Sitcom

Is the TV sitcom dying? “For the fourth year in a row, when the television season ends this month, there will be only two comedies among the 10 most-watched network shows in prime time: ‘Friends’ on NBC and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ on CBS. Only in the late 1950’s and the early 1980’s have there been such prolonged periods with so few mass-appeal television comedies.”