Multi-Camera Sitcoms Coming Back Strong In The Fall


Over the last few years, single-camera comedies like 30 Rock and Community have soaked up critical praise, while multi-camera sitcoms patiently bided their time over at CBS (and, you know, were watched and beloved by millions of people). However, with the announcement of several multi-camera comedies at the network upfronts, it seems like the format is making a comeback across the board. While CBS has been keeping the hope alive, NBC, Fox and ABC had only one multi-camera shows between them this past season (ABC’s Better With You, which has since been canceled). However, with the addition of Fox’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter, NBC’s Whitney and Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, and ABC’s Last Man Standing and Work It, multis will make up 40% of the networks’ comedies this fall. If Seinfeld did it, you know it’s only a matter of time before everyone re-discovers its genius.