"As we begin season four here at Raising Hope, the despair is palpable. The children are acting up, Mom has started drinking and when recurring guests show up, they stare blankly at me with a confused smile."
- New Raising Hope showrunner Mike Mariano wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter about taking why taking over the show from Greg Garcia has him feeling like the creepy uncle who's moved in to the house.
"So many Emmy roundtables so little time," says everyone this month. "But they talk about farting on set," says I! Also, this roundtable takes place around a square table, which makes it slightly more visually interesting. In the full, uncut version below they discuss hosting SNL, the non-controversy (or nontroversy) surrounding women being funny, and more.
We talk about Community, Parks and Recreation, and Louie pretty much on a daily basis here at Splitsider. Ask any 10 random visitors to the ‘site, and they’ll likely say one of those three is their favorite current sitcom on TV. So, for the sake of that disappointed, “of course it is/they are…” feeling you get when you see the Beatles at the top of a best bands of all-time list, I didn’t include the two NBC sitcoms and the FX whatever-it-is. There has to be at least SOME intrigue. So, I present to you, the 10 best sitcoms of 2011…not named Community, Parks and Rec, or Louie.
It’s easy to blame Fox for not giving our favorite shows a fair enough shot, by moving them around on the schedule or not increasing the public’s awareness due to a lack of advertising. I’m still bitter about Lone Star, and that only ran for two episodes!
But to their credit, look at the number of quality sitcoms they’ve at least given a shot to: Action!, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Arrested Development, The Ben Stiller Show, Greg the Bunny, Grounded for Life, Herman’s Head, In Living Color, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Malcolm in the Middle, Married…with Children, Oliver Beene, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Running Wilde, That ‘70s Show, [...]