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Could This Axed Sitcom Be Primed For A Comeback On Hulu?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment

Three years ago, an ensemble sitcom about six friends living in a big city -- "Happy Endings," not "Friends," come on -- was canceled after three seas...

Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Growing Empire of Kenya Barris

Ahmad Khan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

(photo courtesy of NPR) Kenya Barris is the man of the moment. Though the name may be unfamiliar to the average reader, make no mistake, he's becom...

Fuller House: Don't Lose Sleep Watching the Final Episode

Aleeza Ben Shalom | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Aleeza Ben Shalom

Let me start by saying: spoiler alert! If you haven't yet watched Fuller House (why not? It's all on Netflix...), you should probably do that first.

Sitcoms Do Matter

Zarqa Nawaz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Zarqa Nawaz

Muslims are the most despised group in America today, according to researchers. More people hate Muslims than gay people, Asians, Jews and Mexicans, a...

Casual Transphobia in My Media?

Delia Melody | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

You might not want to harm trans people, but that's the thing about casual transphobia; It doesn't need to have true hate behind it to be real and harmful.

Bi*ch, I'm (An Immigrant): Nicki, The Trindadian

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Barbara Sostaita

Maybe the reason I love Nicki Minaj so much is because I see myself -- my realities, my experiences, my struggles -- reflected in who she is. I understand why she shies away from her complicated immigrant identity; I imagine how intimate the release of Trini Dem Girls must have been.

The 2015 Fall TV Schedule (Not Really, But Maybe)

Spencer Green | Posted 09.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

ABC - Wiping Servers With the Stars

5 Fall TV Shows for Families and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The traditional fall TV season is transforming now that more and more shows are released throughout the year and/or dropped digitally for binge-watching. It can be challenging for families to keep up. But don't despair.

'Boyhood' Is a Sitcom, Compressed

Lara Zarum | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Lara Zarum

A few weeks ago at Comic-Con, a Simpsons showrunner revealed that the long-running cartoon would devote a Christmas episode to spoofing Richard Linkla...

8 Times We Wished We Were Friends With the 'Seinfeld' Gang

Hulu.com | Posted 07.17.2016 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer are admittedly hysterical, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is.

Why Adam Goldberg Almost Turned Down His Memorable Role On 'Friends'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment

When Joey decided to move out of his bachelor pad with Chandler in Season 2 of "Friends," actor Adam Goldberg stepped in to fill the apartment's newly...

The Words of 37+ Women Against One Man: The Sad Conundrum of Bill Cosby

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 07.09.2016 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Cliff and Claire Huxtable and their wonderful family can still be the idealized version of what a family can be. I am heeding my late mother's sage advice and no longer confusing the characters that they play with real life.

Claire Fallon

Women In Sitcoms Are Getting A Lot More Three-Dimensional. And That's A Good Thing.

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts

Illustration by Priscilla Frank It's a crucial moment in the primary campaign, and a New Hampshire reporter has just published a brutal artic...

My Big Bang Theory

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Neal Wooten

I now realize why I love the show. Maybe it was finding myself glued to the TV every Thursday night that finally made things click. The Big Bang Theory is my favorite show because it's a twist on my old favorite show.

If Feminists Rewrote Sitcoms

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

Quite a few new sitcoms were full of subtle sexism this year, from "Cristela" to "Mulaney." But one woman has some suggested improvements. Comedian...

4 Reasons Why Festivus Really IS A Spectacular Holiday

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

In my home, Festivus has become a holiday fixture. We view the day as a little oasis of fun amid the holiday hubbub. In case you are considering a Festivus celebration, here are four Festivus lessons that may either persuade or dissuade you.

3 Reasons Why I Stopped Hating the HIMYM Finale

Alka Pratap | Posted 02.01.2015 | TV
Alka Pratap

In the end, even if I wasn't too happy about the ending, maybe that's the whole point of the series anyway -- the story is basically about Ted getting back together with Robin after so many years.

Traditional Sitcoms Don't Work for Talented Comedians

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

What turned out to be not quite so compelling, is when the show began to stray away from Mulaney's comedy and started to rely heavily on cliche sitcom one-liners. Coupled with audience laughter after every other joke delivery, things began to rapidly sour.

My Week With Mindy: 20 Lessons Learned From Dr. Lahiri

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

I love The Mindy Project -- the characters, the writing, the performances. I love this show so much, in fact, that my friends have started calling me Bindy (AKA "Boy Mindy").

Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals The One Thing 'black-ish' Has Taught Her

Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

--Tracee Ellis Ross shares her thoughts on portraying the role of a bi-racial character on ABC's new family sitcom "black-ish." (Eurweb) More N...

Brennan Williams

'Black-ish' Creator Defines New Show And Responds To Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom "black-ish." Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ros...

Where Did The Good 'Ole Family Sitcom Go? Mr. Drummond, Mrs. Huxtable, I Miss You!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

The definition of "family sitcom" is not what it was back in the '80s or even the '90s. Nowadays, family shows are more geared towards tweens and teens.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

Thanks For Nothing, Ted Mosby

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

Romance is dead, at least when it comes to TV sitcoms. According to a study found in an upcoming issue of "Psychology of Popular Media Culture," l...

The 5 Most Undateable Sitcom Characters

Adam Sztykiel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Sztykiel

In honor of this Thursday's premiere of Undateable, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at TV's rich history of undateables. Some were clearly undateable at the time, others only in retrospect.