As seen on TV: Doofus Dads

I know a lot of sitcoms from the 1980s: The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Webster, Small Wonder, Whose the Boss?, My Two Dads, Diff'rent Strokes, Family Ties, The Wonder Years...there are a lot of them. Their theme songs get stuck in my head sometimes and I can recall a fair amount of the plot lines. I can also recall that they were fun for the whole family to watch....more

RIP 'Selfie:' Are TV's Rom-Coms an Endangered Species?

I’ve felt a burning desire to re-watch The Office, or at least its second season, lately. I’ll give you two guesses why. If you guessed Jim and/or Pam, you’re absolutely right. ...more
WhitneyD Interesting perspective, Whitney. I've certainly heard that in terms of Sci-Fi shows, ...more

All Hail (McHale) Community's Return to Thursday Nights

Community-fans, rejoice!  The phoenix is rising and Greendale Community College is finally cracking open the book on 12 new episodes starting this Thursday night. ...more
I'm so excited that Community is back!  We've missed it!  In my quick brush with celebrity file, ...more

'Work It' Doesn't Appear To Actually Work

Sitcoms on TV, lately, are divided into two very distinct categories. On one hand, you have shows like 30Rock and Parks and Recreation, which represent a very high-brow, accomplished sense of comedy. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that 30Rock (thankfully returning to regular rotation this month) revolutionalized modern comedy. I mean- think about the last half-decent show you watched with a laugh track....more

Is Ashton Kutcher the Right Man to Save Two and a Half Men?

CBS and Warner Bros. are doing their best to move Two and a Half Men viewers into a Post-Sheen World....more

I really think if they had have re-tooled it to be a 'new' series which was all about Allan and ...more

Everyone Loves a Fat Man

So I am aware that this issue has already been addressed by many others, including the Marie Claire fiasco, but I want to contribute another perspective to a continuous cookie-cutter production of nauseating ‘fat-man/hot wife’ sitcoms. The idealized marital situation has been clogging our televisions like cholesterol-saturated arteries since The Honeymooners way back in black and white....more

Resistance is Futile: Facebook Fans Successfully Schedule Betty White to Host SNL

Fans leveraging the "Betty White to Host SNL (please?)" Facebook fan page are proclaiming a social media victory. NBC announced Thursday that they have finally booked the 88-year-old actress to host a special "Women in Comedy" Saturday Night Live show on May 8. White will be joined by a troupe of six former SNL cast members: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. ...more

I love me some Betty White.  And I love that this happened!  There is so much to ...more

Two And A Half Men, Goodbye

I’ve watched Two And A Half Men since it began, not because I was especially drawn to the premise but because there weren’t many half hour sitcoms left to choose from, and that whole CBS Monday night block is a breath of fresh air.  The show must have tons of viewers, since Charlie  Sheen is said to be the highest paid actor on television.  ...more

Living a Sitcom

Do you ever think your own life could be a sitcom? All those "special" mommy moments that make it worthwhile. Got a great story to share? ...more