This book explores the mechanisms that have driven the evolution of televisual comedy from the classic sitcom, a genre deeply rooted in its theatrical origins, toward a more mature stage of television’s history. It analyzes four comic seriesScrubs, The Office, The Comeback, and Ugly Bettyrevealing how each separates itself from the traditional sitcom archetype and shows increased awareness of the comic genre. Throughout the author focuses on two cardinal themes: the relationship between comedy and euphoria; and the relationship between comic texts and reality.
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About the Author
Antonio Savorelli holds a Ph.D. in communication and new technologies, and runs a media research and design studio in Imola, Italy.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
1. Situation Comedy 21
2. Scrubs 35
3. The Office 65
4. The Comeback 85
5. Ugly Betty 107
6. Genre Dynamics 132
7. Comedy, Misplaced 152
8. Comedy and Reality 167
Chapter Notes 191