History of the Sitcom on SBS
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History of the Sitcom on SBS – Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, History Of The Sitcom reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers, while also introducing them to comedies that are sure to be a binge-watch.

From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ish, Fleabag, Modern Family and beyond, this eight-part docuseries features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades – including Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Van Dyke, and Mel Brooks, and explores how sitcoms have reflected – and affected – cultural change over the years.

Series One, Episode Three: Just Friends

Friends, Seinfeld, Living Single. So many of us know the characters in these shows better than most of our real friends.

By the 90s, these ‘hanging out with friends’ sitcoms became the vital force driving the genre and, in many ways, pop culture. But it’s earlier shows like The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne, and Golden Girls that set the stage for peak sitcom, and its iconic follow-ups like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, and How I Met Your Mother, that bring that form into the new millennium.

History Of The Sitcom – New Episode – Wednesday, 7 June at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (8 Parts)

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History of the Sitcom on SBS

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