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Comedy is king again on network television

Published 05/21/2012, Associated Press

The resurgence of situation comedies is the clearest trend to emerge from TV's helter-skelter week of fall schedule announcements that just concluded. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will have 30 half-hour comedies on the air at the beginning of next season — 32 by November — compared to 17 at the opening of a new season five years ago.

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