Latest Sitcoms News

Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in 'The Neighborhood'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform. "I told my mom at the age of 3, 'I want to sing.' And of course my mom being a mother, she said, 'Well, my baby wants to sing.' So they put me up on a chair," Arnold recalled. She's been honing her talent since, but credits more than...

CBS' 'Big Bang Theory' has season high as end nears

Feb. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As the time approaches to say goodbye to Sheldon, Amy, Leonard, Penny and the gang, the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" hit a season high in popularity last week. The 14.2 million viewers who tuned in to Thursday's episode will surely be topped, since television's most popular comedy calls...

Halle Berry's 'Boomerang' updates story for new generation

Feb. 12, 2019 12:03 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they've updated the 1992 movie "Boomerang" for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters' lives and work was innovative for its time. But the issues that millennials face today are different and required a...

Before multiculturalism, blackface rampant in US pop culture

Feb. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents as...

Streep joins 'Big Little Lies' after being fan of show

Feb. 8, 2019 9:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STREEP STEPS IN Meryl Streep's self-professed addiction to "Big Little Lies" had the bonus of turning the...

Studio immortalizes 'Big Bang Theory' as series nears finale

Feb. 7, 2019 9:31 PM EST

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Champagne briefly replaced scripts Thursday for a ceremony renaming the nondescript Stage 25 on the sprawling Warner Bros. production lot after the sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." Still television's most popular comedy, the show will exit the airwaves and the studio it has called home...

ABC's 'Modern Family' to end next year after 11 seasons

Feb. 5, 2019 3:08 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC's "Modern Family," the five-time Emmy Award winner for best comedy, will end its run next year after 11 seasons. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced the end of the series about the boisterous extended family on Tuesday. It will finish three seasons short of the...

'Superstore' actor relishes true-to-life gay Filipino role

Jan. 29, 2019 6:44 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Nico Santos, the role he plays on NBC's sitcom "Superstore" is personal. "I never thought in a million years I'd be involved in a project that celebrated the fullness of my identity of being queer and Asian," Santos told a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. He also appreciates the...

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 21-27

Jan. 29, 2019 4:12 PM EST

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.24 million. 2. "America's Got Talent Champions," NBC, 9.71 million. 3. "Chicago Med," NBC, 9.42 million. 4. "Chicago Fire," NBC, 8.43 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory,"...

Roseanne Barr says show canceled over her support for Israel

Jan. 28, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel. Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been "BDS-ed" by television network ABC. BDS refers to a Palestinian-led...