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History of the Sitcom

History of the Sitcom reunites audiences with the television friends, families, and co-workers they grew up with while introducing cutting-edge comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch. The eight-part docuseries features over 180 original interviews with sitcom icons including Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Kim Fields, Tim Allen, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, George Lopez, Mel Brooks, Isabella Gomez, Bob Newhart, Ted Danson, Joey Soloway, Jimmie Walker, Judd Apatow, Dan Levy, Zooey Deschanel, Chuck Lorre, Mara Brock Akil, Helen Hunt and many more, breaking down how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape. 

Show Info

Network: United States CNN (2021 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Comedy History
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

Escaping Reality

Episode 1x08; Aug 22, 2021

Sitcoms have long been the ultimate comedy comfort food, but what sitcoms offer escape from – and what they offer escape to – reveal a lot about the state of the American mind and the state of sitcom form itself.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: Escaping RealityAug 22, 2021
1x07: Freaks, Geeks & OutsidersAug 15, 2021
1x06: Movin' On UpAug 8, 2021
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