History of the Sitcom on SBS – Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, History Of The Sitcom reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers, while also introducing them to comedies that are sure to be a binge-watch.
From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ish, Fleabag, Modern Family and beyond, this eight-part docuseries features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades – including Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Van Dyke, and Mel Brooks, and explores how sitcoms have reflected – and affected – cultural change over the years.
Series One, Episode Four: Facing Race
With cutting-edge humour, pioneering creators and sitcom stars have helped open generations of American minds to the intractable problems of racial injustice and representation.
Icons like Norman Lear, Diahann Carroll, Red Foxx, and Freddie Prinze smash open doors with All In The Family and Chico And The Man, but with racist roots running as deep as Amos ‘n’ Andy, the sitcom has had a long, hard road to authentic, inclusive 21st century comedies like Black-ish and Fresh Off The Boat.
History Of The Sitcom – New Episode – Wednesday, 14 June at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (8 Parts)
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