7 New and Upcoming Situation Comedies to Check Out!

Schitt's Creek, The Last Man on Earth, iZombie, Man Seeking woman, The Odd Couple, Sirens

I have had an on-again/off-again relationship with situation comedies over the years. It seems to me that when I was younger, I watched a lot more of them than I do now. Whether or not that is a result of fewer situation comedies being on TV now I am not sure. But, at this point, my viewing schedule is very drama and action/adventure heavy!

Until very recently, the only sit coms I regularly watched were The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. However, that may be about to change. There are some new sit coms this spring that I am either watching or planning to watch once they premiere. Let’s take a look at them!

Schitt’s Creek
 

Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis - Schitt's Creek

This program is currently running in Canada, and in the US will be broadcast with a couple of weeks delay. The first episode premieres here February 11, 2015 on the cable channel POP, which was formerly the TV Guide Network.

The premise of the series is as outrageous as we can expect. The Rose family loses all of their considerable amount of money and is forced to move to the only place they can – a small backwater town they bought as a joke. It stars a couple of my favorites from Second City TV way back in the 1970s and 80s – Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. I am really excited to see this program, and have high hopes for it.

The Last Man on Earth
 

The Last Man on Earth FOX Will Forte

Being a sci-fi fan, I have a good working knowledge of last man scenarios, but usually they are presented as a drama. This series, on the other hand, seems to be played strictly for laughs. This will definitely be quite the contrast to other apocalyptic shows currently on TV. It stars Will Forte and Mary Steenburgen, among others. It premieres March 1, 2015 on FOX.

This series takes place in 2022, after a deadly virus has swept the planet. Phil seems to be the last man left alive. He has been traveling around the country looking for any survivors and so far has found none. As realization sets in that he may indeed be the last man on earth, he does things he was never allowed to do before.

iZombie
 

iZombie (CW) Rose McIver

Yay – another zombie show! Ok, I admit it, I happen to be a big fan of zombie shows at the moment. But, while The Walking Dead is strictly drama, and Z Nation is mostly drama with some comedic elements thrown in, iZombie has comedy in its classification. This program will air on The CW and premieres March 17, 2015.

In iZombie, Olivia is a driven medical resident who one night attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding fest. She then turns into a part zombie-part human. Her solution to this problem is to get a job at a coroner’s office where she can have all the brains she needs to survive. The twist for this show is that she can absorb the memories from the brains she eats, and she uses this to help the police solve homicides.

The Odd Couple
 

THE ODD COUPLE (CBS) PILOT

As someone old enough to have watched the original TV show back when it was first broadcast, I have to say that this series has some pretty big shoes to fill. I am hesitant to think that Oscar and Felix can ever be done better than by Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, but I am willing to give it a try. This show will air on CBS, and premieres February 19, 2015.

For those of you that don’t know about the premise of this show, which is also a stage play and movie, Felix and Oscar are friends that both end up divorced. They move in together. The problem is that Oscar is a real slob, while Felix is a neat freak. Let the fun begin.

Man Seeking Woman
 

Man Seeking Woman Episode 2 Traib 01

This program started airing in January 2015, and while I had not originally planned to watch it, I read a review of it describing its quirky humor style and decided to check it out. I have watched it since the beginning. It is a very wacky show, with an offbeat, off-the-wall humor style that I find appealing. It is rated for mature audiences, and airs on FXX.

The program begins with Josh and his girlfriend breaking up. She moves out and he is left in despair. He has a very hard time giving up on her, so when his ex invites him to a party at her place the revelation of her new boyfriend is, well, let me just say, unexpected.

Galavant
 

JOSHUA SASSE, MARTIN COLLINS, TIMOTHY OMUNDSON, ADAM LOXLEY

Did anyone else catch this limited run series? It was shown as two half hour episodes back to back, and was used to fill the Sunday time slot for ABC’s Once Upon a Time while on hiatus in January. We started seeing advertisements for it in movie theaters back in the fall and it was definitely intriguing.

Galavant was different in that it was a musical which did not in any way take itself seriously, and brought in a dazzling array of big name stars in unexpected roles. It employed slapstick humor as well as excellent wordplay and snark. Despite being a limited run series, it was hinted that there could be a second season!

Sirens
 

Sirens - Season 2

I am including this show in the new category even though it has just started airing its second season. The ensemble cast really contributes to what I like about this show. It airs Tuesdays on USA Network, and they show two episodes back to back.

Sirens is about three Chicago EMTs. It follows them as they deal with the quirks of the general public as they perform their jobs. It also looks at their personal lives, which are not even close to simple.

 

Are you finding yourself tuning in to more situation comedies recently? Which ones are you watching, and are there any new ones coming that you plan to watch? Let me know in the comments section below!