History of the Sitcom

Program Overview

8 x 60 min


Cream Productions


CNN Original Series (US)

International Sales

Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, History of the Sitcom reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers, while also introducing them to comedies that are sure to be a binge-watch.

From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ishFleabagModern Family and beyond, this eight-part docuseries features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades—including Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks. And explores how sitcoms have reflected—and affected—cultural change over the years.

Another premium pop culture series from CNN Original Series, History of the Sitcom is the ideal companion to History of Comedy and The Story of Late Night.