Interesting article in today's New York Times by Allesandra Stanley -- "Sitcoms Serve Up Comfort Laughs" -- focusing on the success of the CBS Monday night comedy line-up. Tonight's return of the family sitcom Rules of Engagement leads a discussion about what she terms new-economy sitcoms, like NBC's 30 Rock -- whose witty satire is a favorite on The Flaming Nose but still the sitcom struggles to find viewers -- versus old-economy series -- with more traditional comedy themes -- like those on CBS. Which shows are referencing current events? The ones with the high ratings, or the others? I think you know.
The article calls out The Big Bang Theory as the funniest of the Monday night bunch, and I'll never disagree with that. You'll enjoy reading the article. In the meantime, here's a little clip from The Big Bang Theory:
As always, The Big Bang Theory leads off CBS' Monday night line-up, at 8pm, followed by the equally-amusing How I Met Your Mother, then Two and a Half Men (which I personally can't stand but don't let that stop you from watching), and finally the returning Rules of Engagement starring the reliably funny Patrick Warburton.