NBC Announces “Transition” to “Broader” Sitcoms

A friend once asked me if I thought Community were the best sitcom on TV. I said I thought it might be the last sitcom. Not that there won’t be new sitcoms, but I think Community is sort of the summation of the format, like had drawn the last card in the sitcom’s deck and was able to play with the whole format. Traditional sitcoms like Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother are still on and are quite good, but this James Poniewozik piece says we’ve probably seen the last of innovative snappy Arrested Development successors for a little while.