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Is the upcoming NBC Thurs night schedule the best ever in sitcom history?

Old 10-25-06, 08:16 PM
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Is the upcoming NBC Thurs night schedule the best ever in sitcom history?

Ok.. Maybe I'm over hyping it, but Thursday nights on NBC will feature Scrubs, 30 Rock, The Office and My Name is Earl. Those 4 shows are all in my top 10 favorite. While I'm sure there may have been better, that is a super solid lineup.. What has been your favorite 2 hr block of 30 min sitcoms?
Old 10-25-06, 08:22 PM
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1986-1987 NBC
8:00 The Cosby Show
8:30 Family Ties
9:00 Cheers
9:30 Night Court

Nuff said.
Old 10-25-06, 08:26 PM
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All in the Family, M*A*S*H., Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart; Mad About You, Wings, Seinfeld, Frasier; or the legendary Cosby, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court that dominated the early '80s. So, I'll go with "no".

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1993-1994

Mad About You
Wings
Seinfeld
Frasier
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Yes, you are overhyping it. By a lot.

1973-74 CBS

Saturday, yes, Saturday night.

800 All in the Family
830 M*A*S*H
900 Mary Tyler Moore
930 The Bob Newhart Show

And The Carol Burnett Show from 1000-1100 to put an exclamation point on it.
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dude, 30 Rock has only been on three times. settle down.

these 2 hour blocks being named off are with legendary shows...Earl (IMO) won't achieve that, the Office probably will (if not already), Scrubs would if it got better ratings, and 30 Rock, like I said...
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IMO, My Name Is Earl sucks. I don't like Scrubs very much, either. I do like 30 Rock, but it's too early to evaluate that show. Even the strongest of the four, The Office, isn't in the same league as something like Seinfeld or Arrested Development. But to be fair, I hate a lot of the other shows being mentioned in this thread.

My favorite 2-hour comedy block would probably be one of the old Fox Sunday night lineups from recent years.
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No TGIF?
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While I agree with the many who have shot the OP down, I do think there is plenty of reason for excitement. If I'm right that the 1993-1994 lineup was the last year before NBC started running mostly crap at 8:30 and 9:30 on Thursday, this easily qualifies as the best sitcom block for my money since then (I have never been a fan of the recent Monday CBS block).
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
All in the Family, M*A*S*H., Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart; Mad About You, Wings, Seinfeld, Frasier; or the legendary Cosby, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court that dominated the early '80s. So, I'll go with "no".

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das, did you seriously just mention Wings?
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The Office is Great and Scrubs is my favorite show at the moment, but two great shows doesn't necessarily make a great lineup. 30 Rock lost me after the first episode and Earl is mediocre at best.

That being said NBC is usually where I tune in Thurs. nights.
Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
1986-1987 NBC
8:00 The Cosby Show
8:30 Family Ties
9:00 Cheers
9:30 Night Court
My choice as well (although in my opinion Night Court has not aged well at all)
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there was a time ABC had:

Doogie Howser MD
Growing Pains
Head of the Class
The Wonder Years


That was as good as it gets. Still waiting for Head of the Class and the Wonder Years. I haven't seen either in years and, when zooted, would make for good viewin'.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
30 Rock lost me after the first episode
The first episode of The Office sucked, and you gave that a second chance.
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Originally Posted by MechanicalMan
The first episode of The Office sucked, and you gave that a second chance.
That's actually not a half bad comparison. 30 Rock isn't great, but it is miles ahead of where it was in the pilot.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
there was a time ABC had:

Doogie Howser MD
Growing Pains
Head of the Class
The Wonder Years


That was as good as it gets. Still waiting for Head of the Class and the Wonder Years. I haven't seen either in years and, when zooted, would make for good viewin'.
As in... zoot suited?

On topic, here's an interesting wiki . It shows every NBC primetime Thursday night lineup, since 1984.
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I know there was a span where Seinfeld, Frasier, and Friends were all on Thursday night together. That was a pretty golden lineup, although I think the 4th show was something like Veronica's Closet that really brings down the average.
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Originally Posted by pizzamousechips
On topic, here's an interesting wiki . It shows every NBC primetime Thursday night lineup, since 1984.
Wow, there are a lot of bad shows there. I think this will be the best lineup since 86-87. Seinfeld was great, but the stuff that surrounded it...
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Originally Posted by MechanicalMan
The first episode of The Office sucked, and you gave that a second chance.
I actually missed the entire first season of The Office, I only started watching at the beginning of S2.

I'm sure I'll catch 30 Rock again (especially if it's going to be on NBC's Thurs. night lineup), and maybe I'll like it better this time. Hell, Seinfeld took a couple of years to really get going.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
The Office is Great and Scrubs is my favorite show at the moment, but two great shows doesn't necessarily make a great lineup. 30 Rock lost me after the first episode and Earl is mediocre at best.

That being said NBC is usually where I tune in Thurs. nights.

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1986-1987 NBC
8:00 The Cosby Show
8:30 Family Ties
9:00 Cheers
9:30 Night Court


My choice as well (although in my opinion Night Court has not aged well at all)
And Cosby has?!??
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And Cosby has?!??
I'd watch Cosby reruns over anything on the current Thursday night lineup.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
No TGIF?
No.
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Night Court looks particularly dated. I'm not entirely sure why. It may be something to do with lighting or production values that I'm just not sophisticated enough to identify. It looks like Soap or Benson to me. The other three comedies in that block look a lot better.
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Greatest of all time, probably not - but is it the bext sitcoms on TV right now all on the same night? Yes. With Arrested Development out of the picture, Scrubs and The Office are arguably the two best sitcoms on TV, with Earl in the runner-up slot.

If you like the 30 minutes of funny, than Thursday is the night for you. Somewhat smart counterprogramming when everything else is an hourlong in that block.
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das, did you seriously just mention Wings?
Tracer, you seriously have a problem with Wings?

Not only was it a solid show, but it essentially launched the careers of Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Tony Shaloub, and Thomas Haden Church. When grouped with the other three, it shatters the OP's premise.

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I'd suggest that Wings has a lot in common with MNIE. Neither show is going to go down in history as a classic, but Wings was a solid comedy with good replay value. Much of MNIE's first season strikes me in the same way. Only time will tell if MNIE can find the voice it seems to be lacking over the past 10 episodes or so to be a solid performer again, but I hope it does.

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