Reunited brings together a faux panel of a fake sitcom where the guests have no idea what the show was, who they played, or what happened that perhaps tore them apart.
This edition at the Nerdmelt Showroom on Saturday, July 30th will be particularly fun as actually cast members from TruTV’s actual sitcom Those Who Can’t will be on the show.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Get advance tickets here.
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Amy Schumer Does a Dark Satire of Multi Cam Sitcoms That Somehow Still Exist in 2016
There are so many reasons to think that we’re living in the future that past generations dreamed of, this presidential election notwithstanding, including going to Mars, self-driving cars, living past 100, and having the Internet instantly available in our pockets.
However, in 2016, there are many sitcoms, often those of the multi cam variety, that are still culturally reductive and, in a manner of speaking, ‘way behind the times’. You’ve probably seen Louie call this out on one episode where they had a cheesy sitcom break the fourth wall.
Well, Inside Amy Schumer upped the ante and went even darker with their satire of sitcoms that should have stayed in the last millennium.
Jerrod Carmichael Explains Why The Carmichael Show Might Be Succeeding Where So Many Recent Multi Cam Sitcoms Have Recently Failed
Over the last few years, there have been several multi cam sitcoms that were cancelled in their first season. In fact, it was so many that it left many wondering if multi cam was on its way out as a viable comedy series format.
Jermaine Fowler to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot “Superior Donuts”
Jermaine is also going to be co-executive producer.
CBS is making good on their development deal with Jermaine Fowler and ordering a multi-cam sitcom pilot where he starts working at a donut shop in a neighborhood being gentrified.
We’re going to keep our fingers crossed as long as we can that this goes to series just so we can see Fowler on TV on a regular basis.
ABC Developing Ex-Convict Comedy From Elizabeth Laime, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael
Not only is it a sitcom following an ex-convict, but one that ends up being an in-home health aide.
The great comedic forces of Elizabeth Laime, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael are coming together for an intriguing addition to ABC’s comedy development slate. Laime is writing what is called Crystal and Wilson and Raphael are attached as producers, which serves as good cause to keep a close eye on this project.
Hopefully, we won’t be getting our hopes in vain like we did when ABC had a pilot with June Diane Raphael, Kristen Schaal, and Jenny Slate.
NBC Is Developing a Wendy Davis Inspired Comedy
We’d like to think that a sitcom based on a former Texas senator that famously filibustered in a dress and running shoes against a bill introducing restrictions on abortions is kind of what Leslie Knope would have been up to before the finale of Parks and Recreation.
Thankfully, the story of Wendy Davis will not fall victim to the 24 hours news cycle. A sitcom is being developed at NBC based on her going to work at a law firm after losing in a race for governor with no reelection and her agenda completely in mind. Jennifer Cecil is writing the project, which definitely seems to up the profile of NBC’s comedy development slate.