A sitcom is a television program which is funny. They are often based around family life which is why a lot of people can relate to them.
Friends is a comedy about six friends, three girls and three boys who all live in New York. The main success of the series was probably to do with the suspense with regards to the romantic relationships between various characters. It was so successful that it ran for ten seasons and most of the actors that were in it have made good careers for themselves, starring in feature films or directing them since.
Frasier was a spin off from the sitcom Cheers. It featured the psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane who had his own phone in radio show. He lived with his disabled father and his fathers nurse as well as his fathers dog, which he hated. They had frequent visits from his brother, Niles who was also a psychiatrist and hated what his brother did on the radio.
This popular comedy ran for nine series. It starred Jerry Seinfeld who played a fictional version of himself. It was mainly set in his apartment and featured a selection of the characters friends. It was different to many comedies because none of the characters were related or worked together. This means that there were not so many situations which were home related but more likely to be in a queue for the movies or buying things from a shop.
This sitcom was set in a bar. The main character was the owner who was always flirting with his bar maids and other women who went in to the bar. There were regular characters who drank at the bar and the stories would sometimes focus more on them. Over the years, some of the characters changed, but there were always just a main group of about seven characters that would feature in most of the episodes.
How I Met Your Mother
The sitcom starts with a man explaining to his children how he met their mother. However, most of the stories tend to be about the man and his friends and the antics that they got up to. The characters are loosely based on the creators and their friends and partners. In January 2010 the show made its hundredth episode but is still making new series.