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Newly Published: Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s

New on our bookshelf today:

Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s: A Complete Guide
Bob Leszczak

During the “Must See TV” 1990s, Americans enjoyed such immensely popular sitcoms as FriendsSeinfeldHome Improvement and The Drew Carey Show. Shows that did not make the ratings cut numbered in the hundreds—the emergence of new networks and cable channels airing original programming resulted in a vast increase in short-lived sitcoms over the previous decade. Some of these “flops” were actually quite good and deserved a better fate.

The author revisits them—along with the “dramedies” of the day—with detailed entries providing production and broadcast information, along with critical analyses, and recollections by cast and crew members. A subsection highlights sitcoms that returned for an abbreviated second season. Dozens of cast and crew photographs are included.