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All the while, the hosts have been pretty famous and well-loved: Your Jimmy Kimmels and Neil Patrick Harrises—people who, in their late night shows and network sitcoms—pull in respectable-to-big ratings. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Who Needs an Oscars Host Anyway?," 7 Dec. 2018 That’s why there are so many humorous zombie narratives, from Anna and the Apocalypse to Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead to the ongoing Netflix sitcom Santa Clarita Diet. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Why zombies are so hilarious," 5 Dec. 2018 Think of this as less of Melissa Joan Hart's beloved Sabrina sitcom from the the early aughts, and more of a modern Exorcist. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, ""The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Now Has an Official First Trailer," 13 Sep. 2018 Think of this as less of Melissa Joan Hart's beloved Sabrina sitcom from the the early aughts, and more of a modern Exorcist. Devon Elizabeth, Glamour, "The First Trailer For Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Will Chill You to the Core," 13 Sep. 2018 But after this season of The Handmaid’s Tale, I’m tempted to stick to sweet reality shows and sitcoms., "The Handmaid's Tale Recap Season 2, Episode 12: Gilead's Romeo & Juliet," 4 July 2018 Jimmy Kimmel has a recommendation for how ABC could take a different route with Roseanne following the popular sitcom reboot’s cancellation. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Jimmy Kimmel Thinks This Is the Roseanne Spinoff That Works for Everyone," 30 May 2018 Following suit, Mary Tyler Moore donned a black pea coat in the opening sequence of her groundbreaking eponymous 1970s sitcom which demurely pushed a feminist message. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 Or there’s also Bryant as Roseanne Barr, who this year was fired from her own sitcom following a racist Twitter rant. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "SNL Joins the Search for a New Oscars Host," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of sitcom

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sitcom

situation comedy

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English Language Learners Definition of sitcom

: a show that is on television regularly and that is about a group of characters who are involved in different funny situations

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