|On January 4, 2015, I will be shutting down the server that hosts The TV IV website. It has been a very long time since I've been able to put any decent amount of time into the site, and ad revenue is plummeting. I think it is time to shut it down or hand it off to someone who can keep it going properly. If you are interested in taking over the site's code and data, contact administrators at tviv.org. --CygnusTMtalk|
Sitcom (or situation comedy) is a comedy program with recurring characters where one or more comical storyines begin and end over the course of an episode. Sitcoms are typically 30-minute multi-camera programs, and they are usually centered around a family or a workplace.
Traditionally, at the end of an episode, the conflicts are all resolved, and the characters return in the next episode with little or no mention of the events of the previous episode. Recently, however, elements of serialization have entered the genre, mostly in the form of multi-episode story arcs about romances between characters (the relationship between Ross and Rachel during the first few seasons of Friends, for example).
See the Sitcom category for a list of sitcoms.