C4 pilots look to get sitcoms flying again

November 28, 2008 by  
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If you’re someone who enjoys a good sitcom your probably still having to rely on your 19th loop of Friends episodes, secretly praying for a joke that doesn’t involve Ross’s failed marriages or Joey’s charming stupidity. Make no mistake about it, sitcoms have not been the success story of 2008. Fear no more. Channel 4 has announced plans for a second season of comedy sitcom pilots in the autumn with the hope of finally finding something to get us over the Central Perk days. Openly appealing for new pitches to be brought to them, the broadcaster is searching for unique ideas that will set the comedy world alight in 2009.
‘Comedy Showcase’, the season format for the pilots, had a successful spell on the channel during 4’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and with three shows getting the go ahead for a full series last time round, including Free Agents (set to air soon), the second season of comedy is hoping for similar accomplishments this time round. So, if you’ve got an idea that stinks of absolute brilliance why not give it a try? Apparently they’re not accepting pitches about six close mates who live together and go get coffee sometimes though… Their loss.