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ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956.
"Abyssinia, Henry" is the 72nd episode of the ''M*A*S*H'' television series, and the final episode of the series' third season.
AfterEllen.com, founded in April 2002, is a website that focuses on the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media.
All in the Family is an American sitcom TV-series that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network for nine seasons, from January 1971 to April 1979.
The Americas (also collectively called America)"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
Amos 'n' Andy is an American radio and television sitcom set in Harlem, Manhattan's historic black community.
Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional character from the 1970s American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played by Carroll O'Connor.
Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by executive producer David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), and Jeremy Lloyd with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC.
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006.
Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney (November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an American actor in film, stage, television and radio.
At Home With Julia is a four-part Australian sitcom television series, created and written by Amanda Bishop, Rick Kalowski and Phil Lloyd, which debuted on 7 September 2011 on ABC1.
Audrey Meadows (born Audrey Cotter, February 8, 1922 – February 3, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is a professional organisation of film and television practitioners in Australia.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is a national human rights institution, established in 1986 as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and renamed in 2008.
The Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) is the professional association for Australian performance writers, that is, writers for film, television, radio, theatre, video and new media.
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.
Bless This House is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 2 February 1971 to 22 April 1976.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Broadcasting syndication is the license to broadcast television programs and radio programs by multiple television stations and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police television sitcom that premiered on Fox on September 17, 2013.
Call Me Fitz is a Canadian television series produced by E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film & Television, and Big Motion Pictures.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents an annual award for Best Comedy Series.
The Canadian Screen Awards (Les prix Écrans canadiens) are awards given annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Cheers is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes for eleven seasons.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
In a modern sense, comedy (from the κωμῳδία, kōmōidía) refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment.
Comedy-drama, also known as dramedy (portmanteau of words drama and comedy), is a genre in film and television works in which plot elements are a combination of comedy and drama.
Community is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon that aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009 to June 2, 2015.
Consumer culture theory is the study of consumption choices and behaviors from a social and cultural point of view, as opposed to an economic or psychological one.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.
Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt.
A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000.
Customer satisfaction (often abbreviated as CSAT, more correctly CSat) is a term frequently used in marketing.
Daddy's Daughters (Papiny Dochki) is a Russian TV series produced in 2007—2012.
Daily at Dawn was an Australian sitcom that screened in 1981 on the Seven Network.
Dekh Bhai Dekh (English: "Look, brother") was a Hindi sitcom which premiered on Doordarshan's Main channel, (DD2) on 6 May 1993.
Domestic violence in United States is a form of violence that occurs within a domestic relationship.
Doordarshan (abbreviated in English as DD) is an autonomous public service broadcaster founded by the Government of India, which is owned by the Broadcasting Ministry of India and is one of two divisions of Prasar Bharati.
The DuMont Television Network (also known as the DuMont Network, simply DuMont/Du Mont, or (incorrectly) Dumont) was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC and CBS for the distinction of being first overall in the United States.
E! (originally an initialism of Entertainment Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, all owned by Comcast.
El Chavo del Ocho (often shortened to El Chavo) is a Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Latin America as well as in Spain, and the United States, among other countries.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons.
Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Fibber McGee and Molly was an American radio comedy series.
Film colorization (or colourisation) is any process that adds color to black-and-white, sepia, or other monochrome moving-picture images.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004.
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons.
The Gemini Awards were awards given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television to recognize the achievements of Canada's television industry.
Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.
GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media.
Gliding On was a popular television sit-com in New Zealand in the early 1980s.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy is one of the annual Golden Globe Awards given to the best comedy television series.
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen is a television film that served as the 256th and final episode of the American television series M*A*S*H.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Hispanic America (Spanish: Hispanoamérica, or América hispana), also known as Spanish America (Spanish: América española), is the region comprising the Spanish-speaking nations in the Americas.
A Hispanic sitcom is an American term meaning an American sitcom that features a primarily Hispanic cast or main star.
"Home is the Sailor" is the sixth-season premiere of the American television sitcom Cheers.
How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014.
Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Simon Helberg.
I Love Lucy is a landmark American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.
IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on Fox from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994.
Interny (Interns, Интерны) is a 2010–2016 Russian medical sitcom produced by NTV-Kino, airing in Russia on the TNT Russia channel since March 29, 2010.
John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor.
James Edward Jordan (November 16, 1896 – April 1, 1988) was the American actor who played Fibber McGee in Fibber McGee and Molly and voiced the albatross Orville in Disney's The Rescuers (1977).
Kath & Kim is a character-driven multi-award-winning Australian television satirical situation comedy.
The Khichdi franchise is a Hindi language franchise of sitcom series and film created by Hats Off Productions and UTV Software Communications, which debuted on STAR Plus on 10 September 2002.
Kim's Convenience is a Canadian television sitcom that premiered on CBC Television in October 2016.
King of Kensington is a Canadian television sitcom which aired on CBC Television from 1975 to 1980.
Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947) is an American comedian, writer, actor, playwright, and television producer.
A laugh track (or laughter track) is a separate soundtrack for a recorded comedy show containing the sound of audience laughter.
Leonard Leakey Hofstadter, Ph.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, in which he is portrayed by actor Johnny Galecki.
Letterkenny is a Canadian television sitcom created by Jared Keeso and developed and primary written by Keeso and Jacob Tierney, with Tierney as director.
This is a list of lists of comedies from different media and genre.
The following content contains the tentative list of the most watched television broadcasts around the world in selected countries, with the corresponding peak viewership (or ratings share) records, the corresponding year of such broadcast, and the mentioned media research organizations tallying nationwide viewership records.
Netflix is an American global on-demand Internet streaming media provider, that has distributed a number of original programs, including original series, specials (including stand-up comedy specials), miniseries, and documentaries and films.
This is a list of television and radio sitcoms (situation comedies).
The American television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, created and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian television sitcom created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures, originally broadcast between 2007 and 2012 on CBC.
Logo TV (often shortened to Logo, and stylized as Logo.) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Media Networks.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
M*A*S*H is an American television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983.
Macmillan Publishers USA was the former name of a now mostly defunct American publishing company.
Marian Irene Driscoll Jordan (April 15, 1898 – April 7, 1961) was an American actress and radio personality.
Mary Kay and Johnny is an American situation comedy starring real-life married couple Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns.
Masculinity (manhood or manliness) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men.
The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of entertainment developed in the early 19th century.
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.
Mother and Son is an Australian television sitcom produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1983 until 21 March 1994.
Mundo Estranho (literally "strange world" in Portuguese), first issued November 2001, is a monthly diversities and fun facts magazine, very popular among Brazilian teenagers and one of the country's most popular magazine of its type.
Must See TV is an advertising slogan that was used by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to brand its prime time blocks during the 1990s, and most often applied to the network's Thursday night lineup, which featured some of its most popular sitcoms and drama series of the period, allowing the network to dominate prime time ratings on Thursday nights in the 1980s and 1990s.
My Fair Nanny (Moya prekrasnaya nyanya) is a Russian comedy television series based on the American television sitcom, The Nanny.
A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
The National Broadcasting Company's NBC Radio Network (known as the NBC Red Network prior to 1942) was an American commercial radio network, founded in 1926.
New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011.
New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting (NYFA) is a for-profit film school and acting school based in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and across the world.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand film and television awards have gone by many different names and have been organised by different industry groups.
News Corporation (officially referred to and trading as News Corp) is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing.
News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.
news.com.au is an Australian news and entertainment website owned by News Corp Australia.
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States.
Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude.
NZ On Screen is a state-funded online promotional showcase of New Zealand television and film.
Office Office is an Indian Hindi-language television sitcom that premiered on SAB TV on 3 September 2001.
One Day at a Time is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984.
One Day at a Time is an American comedy web television series based on Norman Lear’s 1975-1984 sitcom of the same name.
Parks and Recreation is an American political satire television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.
The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
Penny is a fictional character on the American CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actress Kaley Cuoco.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1913 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality.
Pinwright's Progress was a British sitcom that aired on the BBC Television Service from 1946 to 1947 and was the world's first regular half-hour televised sitcom.
Please Like Me is an Australian television comedy drama series created by and starring Josh Thomas.
Postmedia News is a national news agency with correspondents in Canada, Europe, and the United States and is part of the Canadian newspaper chain owned by Postmedia Network Inc.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series is an annual award given to the best television comedy series of the year.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series is presented to the best directing of a television comedy series.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
Rajesh Ramayan "Raj" Koothrappali, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar.
Robert B. Weide (born June 20, 1959) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director, perhaps best known for his work on documentaries and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The Rose d'Or (Golden Rose) is an international awards festival in entertainment broadcasting and programming.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Russia-1 (Россия-1) is a state-owned Russian television channel first aired on 22 March 1951 as Programme One in the Soviet Union.
SAB TV is an Indian Hindi-language based general entertainment television channel owned by Sony Pictures Networks India specializing in comedy shows and light hearted soap operas.
Sam 'n' Henry was a radio series performed by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll that aired on Chicago radio station WGN from 1926 through 1928.
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977.
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is an Indian sitcom created by Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia.
Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son Dan Levy, that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015.
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998.
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.
Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, portrayed by actors Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory and Iain Armitage in Young Sheldon.
Shrimaan Shrimati (Translation: Mr. Mrs.) is an Indian sitcom that aired on Doordarshan from 1994-1999.
The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production, also known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production.
Sketch comedy comprises a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long.
The society of the United States is based on Western culture, and has been developing since long before the United States became a country with its own unique social and cultural characteristics such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, folklore, etc.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them.
STS (from Сеть Телевизионных Станций, Set' Televizionnykh Stantsiy, Network of television stations) is a commercial television station based in Moscow, Russia.
A studio audience is an audience present for the filming of all or part of a television program, or to a smaller extent, radio programs.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (English: Taarak Mehta's Different Perspective) is India's longest running sitcom serial.
The TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy is an award given by the Television Critics Association.
The TCA Awards are awards presented by the Television Critics Association in recognition of excellence in television.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
A television advertisement (also called a television commercial, commercial or ad in American English, and known in British English as a TV advert or simply an advert) is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organization.
Television in India is a huge industry which has thousands of programs in many languages.
Television is one of the major mass media of the United States.
A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.
A television show (often simply TV show) is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, satellite, cable, or internet and typically viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are typically placed between shows.
"Thanksgiving Orphans" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of the American television sitcom, Cheers, co-written by Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkeller and directed by James Burrows.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro.
"The Boyfriend" (also known as "The New Friend") is a two-part episode of the sitcom Seinfeld.
The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present is a trade paperback reference work by the American television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, first published by Ballantine Books in 1979.
"The Contest" is the 51st episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld.
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.
The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Honeymooners is an American television sitcom created by and starring Jackie Gleason, based on a recurring comedy sketch of the same name that had been part of his variety show.
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.
The Jackie Gleason Show is the name of a series of American network television shows that starred Jackie Gleason, which ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977.
The Nanny is an American television sitcom which originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashion queen from Flushing, New York who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Office is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013, lasting nine seasons.
The Office is a British mockumentary sitcom, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001.
"The One with the Prom Video" is the fourteenth episode of the second season, and the 38th episode overall, of the American television situation comedy Friends, which first aired on NBC on February 1, 1996.
"The Parking Garage" is the 23rd episode of the situation comedy Seinfeld.
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
TNT (Means: Your New Television. ТНТ, Твоё Новое Телевидение, Tvoyo Novoye Televideniye, or Television of new Millennium (ТНТ, Телевидение нового тысячелетия, Televideniye Novogo Tisyachelyetiya)) is a Russian federal TV channel founded in 1997 and considered one of the five most popular TV channels in Russia.
TV Guide is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.
100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time (1997) and Top 100 Episodes of All Time (2009) are lists of the 100 best television show episodes in U.S. television history.
TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time is TV Guides list of the 50 most entertaining or influential television series in American pop culture.
TV Tonight is an Australian-based website which features reviews, news and programming information related to television in Australia as well as OzTAM ratings information.
Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that originally aired on CBS for twelve seasons from September 22, 2003, to February 19, 2015.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015.
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, the second series of the Nine Network crime drama series Underbelly, originally aired from 9 February 2009 to 4 May 2009.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Uppum Mulakum is an Indian Malayalam language sitcom directed by R. Unnikrishnan, currently written by Afsal Karunagapally & Sreerag R. Nambiar.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Valerie Anne Bertinelli (born April 23, 1960) is an American actress and television personality.
Wagle Ki Duniya (literally: 'Wagle's World') is an indian sitcom that aired on DD National from 1988 to 1990.
WGN, 720 kHz, is a commercial AM radio station in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter.
William Milton Asher (August 8, 1921 – July 16, 2012) was an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter.
The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.
In the United States, the concept of a working class remains vaguely defined, and classifying people or jobs into class can be contentious.
The Writers Guild of America is the joint efforts of two different US labor unions representing TV and film writers.
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (literal meaning: 'This Life As It Is') is a sitcom that aired on DD National for the first time in 1984.
Yes Minister is a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted on BBC Two from 1980 to 1984, split over three seven-episode series.
Zabaan Sambhalke (जबान संभाल के) is a Hindi sitcom directed by Rajiv Mehra.
Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter.
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013.
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