UPDATE: As Ken Levine points out
, NBC has ordered exactly zero new comedies this season.
I read that and shook my head vigorously this morning. If the sitcom's not dead, why does NBC have zero new ones this fall? They've got The IT Crowd as a mid-season replacement, and Chuck is described as "a comedic spy thriller about an unassuming computer geek who is unexpectedly catapulted into a new career as a government agent after spy secrets are mysteriously embedded into his brain" (an idea I liked a lot when it was called Jake 2.0), but no new sitcoms in the fall.
Sitcom may not be dead, but she's not pulling very strongly on that rope. Everyone's going to be out of the cemetery and off to the pub by the time she manages a few meek jingles.
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