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Sitcoms Focus on Recession for Laughs

Apr 13, 2009  •  Post A Comment

TV sitcom pilots this year are heavy on economic themes, reflecting the state of the present. New York magazine reports that to a longtime classic TV producer, Norman Lear, that’s “the best topic in the world to mine for comedy.” Lear’s “All in the Family” bowed in 1971 as America entered a recession, the site says. Among the pilots with recession themes to them are ABC’s “Canned” and an untitled Kelsey Grammer project, New York adds.
—Sergio Ibarra

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