sit·​com | \ˈsit-ˌkäm \

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Okay, yeah, that makes the show sound more like a dark drama than an animated sitcom. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Netflix’s F Is for Family examines the dark core of the angry sitcom dad," 2 Dec. 2018 Off screen, McCook has a great relationship with Tim Allen, the-real life actor behind her sitcom father, Mike Baxter. Rose Minutaglio, Country Living, "'Last Man Standing' Star Molly McCook Speaks Out About the Mandy Baxter Recast Backlash," 20 Oct. 2018 Besides recurring guest appearances together on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Steenburgen currently stars on Fox's The Last Man on Earth, while Danson appears as the supernatural being Michael on the hit NBC sitcom The Good Place. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen Can't Stop Saying Adorable Stuff About Each Other," 17 Sep. 2018 There are still two weeks until NBC's hit sitcom The Good Place returns for its third season. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Sneak peek at The Good Place S3 is everything we love about the series," 12 Sep. 2018 Roseanne Barr‘s ex-husband Tom Arnold is continuing to speak out about the cancellation of his ex-wife’s sitcom. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Tom Arnold Calls Ex-Wife Roseanne Barr a 'Ticking Time Bomb' After Tweet Gets Her Show Canceled," 5 June 2018 Betty White is also an industry pioneer as the first woman to produce a national TV show, the first woman to star in a sitcom, the first producer to hire a female director, and the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "TV picks for Tuesday: a look at ‘Betty White: First Lady of Television’," 21 Aug. 2018 Both as no-nonsense mom Jessica Huang on sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and on her very funny and frank Twitter account, Wu has become known by her fans for her strong opinions and outspoken views on diversity in the entertainment industry. Vogue, "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Constance Wu," 15 Aug. 2018 The Kissing Booth Cast Plays Truth or Dare Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would reimagine the original sitcom, taking on a darker and more serious tone for its 2018 revival. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "The "Sabrina" Reboot Finally Has A Premiere Date," 30 July 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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