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New sitcoms being written for live audiences?

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Tommy Griff

  • Sunday 2nd September 2018, 1:08pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 407 posts

Does anyone ever write with the intention of their sitcom being filmed in front of a studio audience?

I really wish studio sitcoms made a come-back.

We only have Not Going Out off the top of my head.

If I am going to write a sitcom, I would intend for it to be filmed in front of a live studio audience.

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beaky

  • Tuesday 4th September 2018, 1:36pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,702 posts

Mrs Brown's Boys?

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Will Cam

  • Tuesday 4th September 2018, 2:46pm
  • England
  • 7,973 posts

I agree. Most of my favourite sitcoms have an audience.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 4th September 2018, 8:36pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts
Quote: Tommy Griff @ 2nd September 2018, 1:08 PM

Does anyone ever write with the intention of their sitcom being filmed in front of a studio audience?

I really wish studio sitcoms made a come-back.

We only have Not Going Out off the top of my head.

If I am going to write a sitcom, I would intend for it to be filmed in front of a live studio audience.

I suppose it's better than a dead studio audience.

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Tommy Griff

  • Friday 7th September 2018, 10:24pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 407 posts
Quote: beaky @ 4th September 2018, 1:36 PM

Mrs Brown's Boys?

Well, that makes 2.

Quote: Chappers @ 4th September 2018, 8:36 PM

I suppose it's better than a dead studio audience.

Wahay!

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electronat

  • Monday 8th October 2018, 1:12pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 posts

I've written two pilot scripts in the past year for studio sitcoms (submitted one to BBC Writer's Room) but didn't make the cut.

I like the immediacy of a live studio audience and feel that there are just so many successful single-cam comedies that studio-based ones don't get much of a look in anymore... shame really.

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Chappers

  • Monday 8th October 2018, 8:53pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

You mean like Not Going Out and (hate to say this) Mrs Brown's Boys. I'm sure that Upstart Crow is too.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 16th February 2020, 7:56pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

Also The Goes Wrong Show.