Few Sitcoms in Fall Lineup As the fall television lineup is revealed, the networks seem to be de-emphasizing the sitcom. For the first time in 30 years, NBC has none slated at the start of its fall schedule.
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Few Sitcoms in Fall Lineup

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Few Sitcoms in Fall Lineup

Few Sitcoms in Fall Lineup

Few Sitcoms in Fall Lineup

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TV network executives are in New York this week to reveal their fall lineups to ad buyers.

From the way things look, it seems the sitcom is dying.

For the first time in 30 years, NBC has none slated at the start of its fall schedule.

Audience researcher Stacy Lynn Shulman talks to Alex Chadwick about the future of the sitcom.