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Will BBT be the Last Great Sitcom?


Given the shift towards streaming and a much greater variety of choices for entertainment, I don't think there will be another iconic scripted sitcom in the vein of BBT, Friends, Cheers, or Seinfeld. Could maybe make a case for Modern Family, but I don't see anything else on the air currently, or on the horizon that shows promise.

I feel a little sad thinking about it.

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Have no fear. I've been worrying since the 1970s. There will never be another TAXI. There will never be another SEINFELD. There will never be another OFFICE. There will never be another MODERN FAMILY. Something always comes along. Promise.

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I was watching How I Met Your Mother while watching BBT. Only reason that changed was HIMYM ended before BBT did (not to mention also started sooner)

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I remember when I thought "there will never be another "Life of Riley". Then "there'll never be another "Honeymooners". And "there'll never be another "Dick van Dyke Show". Just wait and see what happens.

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Am reminded that the Great War was once called The War to End All Wars.
Later on we were forced to rename it World War I.

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I'm surprised they never made a third one.

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Don't write it off yet.

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itd have to be great to begin with and its trash. Brooklyn nine nine is infinitely better than this garbage

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That is your personal preference, which is fine. To gauge on this dimension, we have to look at objective measure like viewers. Over the last 10 episodes, Brooklyn nine nine didn't even pull 2 million. Over the last two seasons, BBT averaged around 13-14 million, so on that important dimension, there is no comparison. South Park could be considered comedy if not a sitcom, and it doesn't even average a million an episode anymore. Not even Modern Family comes anywhere near BBT as it only averages about 4 million.

Not that BBT is my favorite sitcom or anything, I just think it will end up being the last sitcom that was widely watched and captured the public consciousness. The sheer volume of options available to viewers now (which includes things like Youtube channels) means no one sitcom will eve capture a large section of the domestic audience and be water cooler talk again. BBT represents the end of an era. I think there may be a good drama in the vein of GoT or Breaking Bad, but the age of the sitcom is over.

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its trash.

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