situation comedy

noun

Definition of situation comedy

: a radio or television comedy series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of episodes

Examples of situation comedy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plots are the usual stuff of mainstream situation comedy. Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 And the second, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, was a hybrid of situation comedy and variety that featured guest appearances by some of the Eye net’s then current stars. Marc Berman, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 His new film Being the Ricardos, an account of the backstage drama at television’s first great situation comedy, I Love Lucy, might have gone either way. Jason Bailey, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The charming, conventional situation comedy, based on a British original, is set in a haunted mansion full of bickering roommates, some dead, some alive. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 But the format — a situation comedy complete with laugh track — felt like a throwback. Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2021 The series, which premiered on TV Land in 2015, was that network’s first single-camera situation comedy and is its last surviving original production. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Lies and their fallout are of course at the very core of situation comedy. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 Lucille Ball and real-life husband Desi Arnaz pioneered the situation comedy with this ‘50s story of domestic life. Usa Today Staff, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of situation comedy

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Situation comedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/situation%20comedy. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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