Beyond Sitcom: New Directions in American Television Comedy

Beyond Sitcom: New Directions in American Television Comedy

by Antonio Savorelli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786458431
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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 Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 3



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



Glossary 185

Chapter Notes 191

Bibliography 197

Index 205

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