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The Thursday Playlist: Family Comedies and an Originals Spinoff

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This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.

One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between... read more

Will & Grace Paved the Way for Sean Hayes' New NBC Comedy Sean Saves the World

Sean Saves the World

Will & Grace is returning to NBC ... sort of. The better half of Will & Grace is returning to NBC — aka Just Jack ... minus Karen.

Sean Hayes comes back to the network that made him a household name in his new comedy Sean Saves the World. In the multi-camera sitcom, Hayes stars as... read more

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