Latest Sitcoms News

'Friends,' 'Grace and Frankie' creator outfoxes sexism

Jun. 13, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask Marta Kauffman if there will be a "Friends" reunion someday, and the answer is a crisp "nope." Kauffman, who created the enduringly popular sitcom with David Crane and was an executive producer from start to finish, is focused on what's now and next, not what's past. She's moved on...

Where are they now? Key players in O.J. Simpson murder trial

Jun. 10, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the "Trial of the Century" that saw O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders. From Johnnie to Kato to Ito, the trial brought together a fascinating cast of charters. Here's a look at where they are...

Blast from the past comedies, Fawcett bio win in TV ratings

May. 29, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blasts from the past proved irresistible to viewers, who flocked to live versions of a pair of classic sitcoms and a special about a 20th-century TV beauty. ABC's re-creation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" was among last week's most-watched programs with 10.4...

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

May. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Sunday night's...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

May. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season's shows, they were after media-buyers' hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of "L.A. Law" fame back to a new legal drama. Then unwelcome...

An emotional send-off for lovable geeks of 'Big Bang Theory'

May. 17, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm Syndrome,"...

'Big Bang Theory' exits TV airwaves with emotional episode

May. 17, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, "The Change Constant" and "The Stockholm Syndrome,"...

Who's ready for a new Archie Bunker, live on your TV?

May. 16, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Archie Bunker is coming back to prime-time network TV and he might look a little different to viewers — even if what he says is exactly the same. Woody Harrelson is stepping into the iconic role as part of a 90-minute ABC special celebrating writer, director and producer Norman Lear....

Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre sitcom set for new CBS season

May. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that...

'Big Bang Theory' stars reflect on show's end, next steps

May. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — With "The Big Bang Theory" ending after 12 seasons, viewers can comfort themselves with reruns. The cast has those — and residuals— but not the reassuring workplace rhythm and camaraderie. During the closing days of taping the hour-long finale that airs at 8 p.m EDT...