Sitcom

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A sitcom, short for "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.wikipedia
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Laugh track

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The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track.
The Douglass laugh track became a standard in mainstream television in the U.S., dominating most prime-time sitcoms from the late 1950s to the late 1970s.

I Love Lucy

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In the United States, director and producer William Asher has been credited with being the "man who invented the sitcom", having directed over two dozen of the leading sitcoms, including I Love Lucy, from the 1950s through the 1970s.
I Love Lucy is a popular 1950s American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning 6 seasons (including the 'lost' original pilot and Christmas episode).

Pinwright's Progress

There were prior examples on radio, but the first television sitcom is said to be Pinwright's Progress, ten episodes being broadcast on the BBC in the United Kingdom between 1946 and 1947.
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.

Kath & Kim

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In 2007, Kath & Kim's first episode of series four attracted an Australian audience of 2.521 million nationally, the highest rating ever for a first episode in the history of Australian television, until the series premiere of Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in 2009 with 2.58m viewers.
Kath & Kim is an Australian television situation comedy.

Corner Gas

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According to television critic Bill Brioux, there are a number of structural reasons for this: the shorter seasons, typical of Canadian television production, make it harder for audiences to connect with a program before its season has concluded, and put even successful shows at risk of losing their audience between seasons because of the longer waiting time before a show returns with new episodes; the more limited marketing budgets available to Canadian television networks mean that audiences are less likely to be aware that the show exists in the first place; and the shows tend to resemble American sitcoms, in the hope of securing a lucrative sale to an American television network, even though by and large the Canadian sitcoms that have been successful have been ones, such as Corner Gas or King of Kensington, that had a more distinctively Canadian flavour.
Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt.

Mother and Son

In 1987, Mother and Son was winner of the Television Drama Award presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Mother and Son is an Australian television sitcom that was broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) from 16 January 1984 until 21 March 1994.

William Asher

In the United States, director and producer William Asher has been credited with being the "man who invented the sitcom", having directed over two dozen of the leading sitcoms, including I Love Lucy, from the 1950s through the 1970s.
As a result of his early success, Asher was considered an "early wunderkind of TV-land," and was hyperbolically credited in one magazine article with "inventing" the sitcom.

Little Mosque on the Prairie

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Between 2007 and 2012, the Little Mosque on the Prairie premiere drew an audience of 2.1 million, but declined in its fourth season drawing 420,000 viewers a week, or twenty percent of its original audience.
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.

Schitt's Creek

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Other noteworthy recent sitcoms have included Call Me Fitz, Schitt's Creek, Letterkenny and Kim's Convenience, all of which have been winners of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series.
Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy, that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015.

Daily at Dawn

In 1981, Daily at Dawn was the first Australian comedy series to feature a regular gay character (Terry Bader as journalist Leslie).
Daily at Dawn was an Australian sitcom that screened in 1981 on the Seven Network.

King of Kensington

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According to television critic Bill Brioux, there are a number of structural reasons for this: the shorter seasons, typical of Canadian television production, make it harder for audiences to connect with a program before its season has concluded, and put even successful shows at risk of losing their audience between seasons because of the longer waiting time before a show returns with new episodes; the more limited marketing budgets available to Canadian television networks mean that audiences are less likely to be aware that the show exists in the first place; and the shows tend to resemble American sitcoms, in the hope of securing a lucrative sale to an American television network, even though by and large the Canadian sitcoms that have been successful have been ones, such as Corner Gas or King of Kensington, that had a more distinctively Canadian flavour.
King of Kensington is a Canadian television sitcom which aired on CBC Television from 1975 to 1980.

Letterkenny (TV series)

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Other noteworthy recent sitcoms have included Call Me Fitz, Schitt's Creek, Letterkenny and Kim's Convenience, all of which have been winners of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series.
Letterkenny is a Canadian television sitcom created by Jared Keeso and developed and primarily written by Keeso and Jacob Tierney, with Tierney as director.

Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi

Sitcoms started appearing on Indian television in the 1980s, with serials like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984) and Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) on the state-run Doordarshan channel.
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (literal meaning: 'Such is Life') is a sitcom that aired on DD National for the first time in 1984.

Wagle Ki Duniya

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Sitcoms started appearing on Indian television in the 1980s, with serials like Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984) and Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) on the state-run Doordarshan channel.
Wagle Ki Duniya (literally: 'Wagle's World') is an Indian sitcom that aired on DD National from 1988 to 1990.

Zabaan Sambhalke

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Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Zabaan Sambhalke is an Indian Hindi sitcom directed by Rajiv Mehra.

Shrimaan Shrimati (TV series)

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Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Shrimaan Shrimati (Translation : Mr. Mrs.) is a classic Hindi sitcom that aired on Doordarshan from 1994-1999.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

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Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Dekh Bhai Dekh (English: "Look, brother") is an Indian Hindi sitcom which premiered on DD Metro on 6 May 1993.

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

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Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is an Indian sitcom created by Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia.

Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!

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Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! (English: Is the woman-of-the-house home?) (colloquially known as Bhabiji literally meaning "brother's wife" or "sister-in-law") is an Indian Hindi-language sitcom TV serial that premiered on 2 March 2015 on &TV.

Uppum Mulakum

Gradually, as private channels were allowed, many more sitcoms followed in the 1990s, such as Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993), Zabaan Sambhalke (1993), Shrimaan Shrimati (1995), Office Office (2001), Khichdi (2002), Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2005) to F.I.R. (2006–2015), Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, (2008–present),Uppum Mulakum (2015–Present), and the present most successful "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain" (2015-present).
Uppum Mulakum is a Malayalam sitcom broadcast on Flowers TV.

The Nanny

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However, the "boom" of Russian sitcoms began only in the 2000s – when in 2004 the STS started very successful sitcom "My Fair Nanny" (an adaptation of the American sitcom "The Nanny").
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.

Gliding On

Gliding On, a popular sit-com in New Zealand in the early 1980s, won multiple awards over the course of its run, including Best Comedy, Best Drama and Best Direction at the Feltex Awards.
Gliding On was a popular television sit-com in New Zealand in the early 1980s.

Yes Minister

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Blackadder (1983–89) and Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister (1980–88, 2013) moved what is often a domestic or workplace genre into the corridors of power.
Yes Minister is a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.

Interns (TV series)

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In 2007 the STS released the first original domestic sitcom – "Daddy's Daughters" (there were only adaptation before), and in 2010 TNT released "Interns (sitcom)" – the first sitcom, filmed as a comedy (unlike dominated "conveyor" sitcoms).
Interns is a Russian television medical sitcom produced by NTV-Kino, which aired on the TNT Russia channel from March 29, 2010 to February 25, 2016.

Daddy's Daughters

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In 2007 the STS released the first original domestic sitcom – "Daddy's Daughters" (there were only adaptation before), and in 2010 TNT released "Interns (sitcom)" – the first sitcom, filmed as a comedy (unlike dominated "conveyor" sitcoms).
The series has very high television ratings and has won multiple awards (received four "TEFI" ). Unlike many other contemporary Russian sitcoms, this is an original series, and is not an adaptation of a foreign show.