Latest Sitcoms News

New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'

Jun. 27, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The biggest new movie streaming this week is “The Princess,” coming to Hulu on Friday,...

Director James Burrows looks back on his career in new book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Burrows loves sitcoms, and he should. The 81-year-old has directed more than 1,000 episodes of TV sitcoms, including fan favorites such as “Friends,” “Cheers,” and Will & Grace." He's also directed the pilot episodes for “Frasier,” “Two and a Half Men,”...

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

May. 26, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself. DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared...

Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Gardell is scrupulous about giving credit where it’s due, at home and at work. He describes his wife, Patty, as the “North star” who helped him through tough times and kept their family on track. Chuck Lorre, the prominent producer who cast the...

Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

May. 19, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She's also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —...

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

May. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became...

ABC's 'black-ish' ends its run as ABC looks to future

Apr. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the comedy “black-ish” ended its run after eight seasons with a relatively modest live audience of 2.52 million viewers, ABC is already pivoting to what it hopes is its next defining sitcom. The “black-ish” series finale last week featured a storyline...

'Golden Girls' shows little age at inaugural fan convention

Apr. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — TV shows about sci-fi or comic book fare usually inspire fan conventions — not a sitcom about four women of a certain age living together in Florida. But sisters Hillary Wasicek, 37, and Melissa Gluck, 43, took this weekend's inaugural “The Golden Girls”...

TV's 'black-ish' ends 8-season run with legacy, fans secure

Apr. 18, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise awaited “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his family on a 2016 visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington: An exhibit on the TV series was on display. “I was very, very emotional" at seeing...

Liz Sheridan, Jerry's doting mom on 'Seinfeld,' dies at 93

Apr. 15, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liz Sheridan, who played doting mom to Jerry Seinfeld on his hit sitcom, died early Friday. She was 93. Sheridan died in her sleep from natural causes, five days after her April 10 birthday, said Amanda Hendon, her longtime representative and friend. She did not...