4pm thru 9pm PT
History of the Sitcom reunites audiences w/ the television friends, families, & co-workers they grew up w/ while breaking down how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape.
4pm - *A Family Matter* Sitcoms have opened our hearts to more inclusive visions of what 'family' can mean.
5pm - *Just Friends* The 'hanging out w/ friends' sitcom redefines the genre but also reveals television's challenging quest for inclusivity & authentic representation.
6pm - *Movin' On Up* Upward mobility, the American Dream, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps; sitcom laughs have helped generations of Americans come to grips w/ their place in a supposed 'classless' society.
7pm - *Escaping Reality* What sitcoms escape from and to reveal a lot about the American mind & the state of the sitcom form itself.
8pm - *Sex & The Sitcom* Sitcom humor has had a critical role in ushering in a new era of openness towards sex, women's rights & gender identity.
9pm - *Working For Laughs* Work families can be even funnier than our biological ones, since the endless array of wacky sitcom characters on the job offers hilarious insights into the state of the American workplace.