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- Riding the coattails of the 'Friends' frenzy. Lowry, Brian // Daily Variety;5/5/2004, Vol. 283 Issue 22, p4
Criticizes the press in the United States for their excessive coverage of the final episode of the NBC television sitcom "Friends." Tribute that "TV Guide" magazine gave to the show; Quality of the show; Its commercial achievements; Its appeal to the young-adult demographic that media buyers covet.
- Boffo bow for 'Kim' Chai, Paul // Daily Variety;8/21/2007, Vol. 296 Issue 36, p6
The article reports that the first broadcast of comedy television program "Kath and Kim" in commercial web Seven Network, after its defection from ABC drew 2.5 million viewers in Australia. The program gave Seven a 32.2 percent viewership. Nine had 25 percent while Ten had 18.4 percent of the...
- Castoffs catch on at netlets. Kissell, Rick // Variety;10/23/2000, Vol. 380 Issue 10, p70
Offers a look at the status of comedy television programs in the United States as of October 2000. Comedy programs that have rating success; Family comedies and comedians; Performance and rating of other comedy programs.
- Critics rank sitcoms. // St. Louis Journalism Review;Dec98/Jan99, Vol. 29 Issue 212, p3
Ranks the best and worst television comedies in the United States, according to a poll conducted by `Electronic Media.'
- Lost in Translation. Armstrong, Jennifer // Entertainment Weekly;11/7/2003, Issue 736, p16
Deals with the decline in the viewership of British comedy television programs in the U.S., such as "Coupling" as of November 2003.
- WACK TO THE FUTURE. Snierson, Dan // Entertainment Weekly;12/08/2000, Issue 572, p72
Previews several television sitcoms in the United States.
- No Laughing Matter. Berman, Marc // MediaWeek;01/24/2000, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p68
Deals with comedy programs on television in the United States. Shows that are a-list products; Comment from Bill Carroll of Katz Television; Line up of off-network sitcoms for fall 2000.
- No laughing matter. Rapson, Bevan // Metro (NZ);Feb2000, Issue 224, p68
Focuses on the state of television comedy programs in New Zealand. Comedy offerings in 1999; Television executives' views on the genre; Obstacles to the development of comedy programs; Requirements of a successful comedy show.
- Off-net sitcoms get last laugh. Ault, Susanne // Broadcasting & Cable;01/08/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p34
Reports on the outlook for off-television network comedy shows in the United States for 2001-2003. Quality of sitcoms; Comedies with the greatest potential; Offerings from syndicators.