The American TV sitcom: 1947 – 2012

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Oh, sweet comedy—you’re never lost on me. Too bad the same can’t be said of networks like NBC, which Advertising Age reports are likely packing programming schedules with shows that will appeal to a broader audience rather than those such as “30 Rock” that have a more niche fan base. Will this lead to the further demise—even the death—of the once great TV sitcom (which started in 1947)?

I pray the new approach to programming doesn’t mean the end of “Parks and Recreation.” While Nick Offerman didn’t address that topic, the actor behind the gruff but loveable “Parks and Rec” character Ron Swanson did speak with Kempt on matters of his new play, “American Ham,” his hometown, and his interesting grooming regimen.

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