sit·com | \ˈsit-ˌkäm \

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What happened: After the popular ’90s family sitcom was rebooted and returned to great ratings on ABC in 2018, it was abruptly canceled following a racist tweet sent by the series’ creator and star, Roseanne Bar. Kate Hogan,, "Roseanne Was Hardly the First: How 10 TV Shows Went on Without Their Lead Characters," 26 June 2018 In March 2018, Nickelodeon announced that a reboot of the teen sitcom was in the works. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "'Clarissa Explains It All' Is Getting a Reboot—Here's What to Know," 26 June 2018 George Lopez The stand-up comedian’s acting career spans 21 movies, a network sitcom and a late-night talk show. Christopher Hanna,, "Travelers Championship Pro-Am: A Look At The Celebrity Field," 19 June 2018 The polarizing version of the classic sitcom that returned on ABC this spring was really two shows. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "It Was ‘Roseanne’ vs. ‘Roseanne,’ in a Polarizing Revival," 22 May 2018 In September 2017, Deadline reported that Engelson was working on a sitcom with Fox about a man whose wife divorced him for a British prince. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Meghan Markle's First Husband, Trevor Engelson?," 18 May 2018 The Passage) seem in line with the network's old identity, while the broad sitcoms are a definite departure. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside "New" Fox's Upfront: NFL Gets a Big Push, Tim Allen Falls Flat," 14 May 2018 Beneath the simple veneer of a primetime CBS sitcom is a broken man being manipulated by an obsessive neighbor. Matt Miller, Esquire, "Kevin Can Wait Is Showing Some Very Serious Psychological Trauma," 6 Mar. 2018 Barr, the creator and star of the original sitcom, which aired from 1988-1997, as well as the 2018 reboot, will have no financial or creative say over the new series. Kate Storey, Good Housekeeping, "ABC Announces 'Roseanne' Spinoff Called 'The Conners'​," 22 June 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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