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The TV IV:IVy Awards/2008/Best Comedy Series

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Candidates to be considered the Best Comedy Series which first aired one or more episodes in the United States between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008. Please read carefully the Definitions and Guidelines before putting a candidate up for nomination.

Note: Flight of the Conchords and Curb Your Enthusiasm are not eligible for this year due to not having aired any episodes in 2008.

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Definitions

comedy
Any live-action (non-animated), scripted (non-documentary, talk or news), non-sketch or variety, episodic (airing on a recurring basis), non-limited series categorized as a Comedy on the TV IV. In the case of shows which are categorized as both Comedy and Drama (and only in those cases), the show will be categorized on the basis of runtime: Less than 40 minutes should be considered a Comedy, 40 minutes or more should be considered a Drama.

Guidelines

Please feel free to propose as many or as few candidates as you like in each category. Feel free to discuss yours or others' proposals as much or as little as you choose. Actual number of votes listed in support of or opposition to does not affect a candidate's ability to move to the next round. All candidates listed here will move on, but the amount of support and opposition can be taken into consideration by voters during the nomination phase.

Please follow the standard format shown below for proposing candidates and link the show titles, even if the linked articles are empty or stubs. To add your name in support or opposition simply add a new line with a pound and four tildas after the previous names like this # ~~~~

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Candidates Discussion

10 Items or Less
For
  1. Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Comments
  • This show is like The Office in a grocery store, with the show being all improv, nothing scripted, it's always interesting to see where the show goes next. -- Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  • Comment here
30 Rock
For
  1. The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Joltman 08:44, 11 March 2009 (EDT)
  3. Vote here
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  1. Vote here
Comments
  • While the show has evolved into the Liz and Jack show featuring Tracy Jordan it hasn't suffered as a result. It is still just as funny as always and if anything the tighter focus has allowed the jokes to flow more naturally. The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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The Big Bang Theory
For
  1. Davidscarter 15:53, 20 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  3. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  4. OhGodBook2 06:04, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
  5. Vote here
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  • I've actually had conversations very similar to many of the ones that the characters have on the show. And they're still very funny. If the mark of a great sitcom is that it makes you laugh loud and often, then this is it. Shows that the multi-camera comedy isn't yet dead. --Davidscarter 15:53, 20 February 2009 (EST)
  • One of the funniest sitcoms in recent years.--HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
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Californication
For
  1. The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Vote here
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  • This show leans a bit towards the drama side but is still quite funny. I love sarcastic humor and David Duchovny's Hank Moody has a great sarcastic sense of humor that helps make him lovable even though he's a bit of an ass. The plot lines are also crafted for maximum absurdity so I find myself laughing at the absurd happenings almost as much as the jokes but they manage to stop them from veering into the stupidly absurd. The second season took what seemed to be a series breaking cliffhanger and used it to tell great new stories and new jokes while keeping the core of the show the same.--The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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Corner Gas
For
  1. Davidscarter 23:03, 4 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Vote here
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Comments
  • This Canadian import has been around for a few years, time to allow the ensemble cast to gel quite nicely. --Davidscarter 23:03, 4 March 2009 (EST)
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Gary Unmarried
For
  1. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 00:03, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
  3. Vote here
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  1. Vote here
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  • Comment here
How I Met Your Mother
For
  1. Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  3. Vote here
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  1. Vote here
Comments
  • This is consistently one of the funniest sitcoms on TV today, sort of like a Friends for the current generation. -- Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  • Comment here
My Boys
For
  1. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  2. OhGodBook2 06:04, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
  3. Rvb strongbad 00:03, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
  4. Vote here
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Comments
  • I have never wanted to hang out with the characters of a TV show before until I discovered My Boys. I would kill to sit at that poker table! -- OhGodBook2 06:04, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
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My Name Is Earl
For
  1. The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
  2. Rvb strongbad 23:22, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  3. HuskersRule 23:32, 5 March 2009 (EST)
  4. Joltman 08:44, 11 March 2009 (EDT)
  5. Vote here
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Comments
  • The coma and wedding arcs at the end of season 3 were quite weak but the return to the list in season 4 brought the show back to what made it so great in the first place. --The-jam 17:43, 19 February 2009 (EST)
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The Office
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Samantha Who?
For
  1. OhGodBook2 06:04, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
  2. Vote here
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  • Comment here
Scrubs
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  • Comment here