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.
Jermaine Fowler Gets Another Pilot Order for His “Superior Donuts” from CBS
Well before Jerrod got his 3rd season renewal earlier this month, he went through several rounds of pilots and pilot presentations of his show over a few years before NBC brass decided to give The Carmichael Show a green light.
In a similar way, the only potentially new diverse multi-cam sitcom at CBS, Superior Donuts, is getting reworked as CBS execs really dig Jermaine Fowler.
Based off the initial heat they’ve been taking from their very white, very anti-millennial, new fall comedy line-up of Kevin Can Wait, The Great Indoors, and Man With a Plan, CBS probably shouldn’t wait around in going forward with Fowler and Superior Donuts.
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.
Jermaine Fowler Has a Showtime Special on the Way and Is Developing a Multi-Cam Sitcom at CBS
If you haven’t committed the name Jermaine Fowler to memory yet, you’ll end up doing that soon with what he has in the works.
Not that it’s a surprise to us, but Jermaine Fowler has got a lot of great irons in great fires.
An hour comedy special, Jermaine Fowler: Give ‘Em Hell Kid, that mixes stand-up and interviews with family and friends is coming to Showtime in mid December. On top of that, Jermaine is developing a semi-autobiographical multi-cam sitcom following his very young parents trying to raise him and the rest of his family.
In case you haven’t noticed, another era of shows based on the lives of comedians is riding high right now.