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Laugh with, Not at, the Laugh Track

Unpopular Opinions is a bi-weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.

Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience.” Those are welcoming words to people of a certain age. They make you think about a home cooked meal after soccer practice. Or a sack of McDonald’s you happily shoved down your throat while waiting for your mom and dad to come home from their weekly night out. Or the can of still beer you guzzled by yourself after stealing it from the front yard of a frat [...]

Multi-Camera Sitcoms Coming Back Strong In The Fall

Over the last few years, single-camera comedies like 30 Rock and Community have soaked up critical praise, while multi-camera sitcoms patiently bided their time over at CBS (and, you know, were watched and beloved by millions of people). However, with the announcement of several multi-camera comedies at the network upfronts, it seems like the format is making a comeback across the board. While CBS has been keeping the hope alive, NBC, Fox and ABC had only one multi-camera shows between them this past season (ABC's Better With You, which has since been canceled). However, with the addition of Fox's I Hate My Teenage Daughter, NBC's Whitney and [...]