In a season of new dramas, there are some stand out comedies coming to a TV screen near you this spring. There will be more comedies to choose from this fall, including one with Courtney Cox but for now here are the best and some of the only brand new sitcoms premiering this spring. You may enjoy watching one of these rare comedic finds with your family.
Best New Sitcoms for Families Spring 2009
The Goode Family
One of the new spring comedies premiering is The Goode Family. Apparently the scripts for this new spring comedy have not been exactly up to par. The Good Family is the brainchild of Michael Craig Judge, the brain trust behind the funny Office Space, the sometimes funny King of the Hill, and the funny if you have the brain of a 12-year-old boy, Beavis and Butt-head.
Mike Judge is lending his voice for this one. Think of a dysfunctional, animated family headed by Family Ties former hippie and do-gooder, Steven Keaton.
This new family comedy is already struggling and it has not even premiered yet. The premiere date is still pending. Apparently, animated shows are better off paired together, and ABC is unsure where to put this one in the spring TV line up.
The The Goode Family will be on ABC sometime this spring.
Better Off Ted
Better Off Ted is a cute play on words which may remind you of the John Cusack movie, Better off Dead. The comedy is set in an office, but is so not The Office. Ted has a strange and odd job and works from unscrupulous people.
The new spring sitcom stars Jay Harrington from Private Practice and Desperate Housewives. Portia de Rossi also stars in the show. Also expect to see Andrea Anders from the ill-fated and flunk out comedy, The Class.
Better Off Ted premieres this spring on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 8:30pm on ABC.
Sonny With a Chance
Families who liked Demi Lovato in Camp Rock will have a good time watching her on Sonny With a Chance on The Disney Channel. This show is kid and family friendly.
In the Motherhood
In the Motherhood is a mom-based sitcom for families. In the Motherhood premieres on Thursday March 26, 2009 at 8pm on ABC.
The only other new spring 2009 sitcom which as been announced is Public Service. Public Service, is the eagerly anticipated show formerly only known as the “Amy Poehler project.” Public ServiceTip: Watch the premiere without the kids to evaluate if you want your kids to watch the show.
Better Off Ted, http://abc.go.com/primetime/betteroffted/index?pn=index
The Goode Family, http://abc.go.com/primetime/goodefamily/index?pn=index
Wikimedia, The Goode Family, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goode_Family