Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
The Death of the Sitcom
I’ve noticed lately that, in my opinion, sitcoms are declining in quality, and networks appear to be abandoning them and going for different genres. I think shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and The Wire have introduced a precedent for cinematic masterpiece that TV shows haven’t had to meet in the past. Will this shift kill the sitcom, or other genres of shows for that matter?