Thanks, ‘Night Court’! How Multi-Cams Are Having A Moment … Again

Leave it to a sitcom vet like Melissa Rauch to remind the industry that everything old can be new again. After persuading Warner Bros. TV to dust off Night Court and revive it for NBC, multi-cams are suddenly hot again, with every broadcast network — and even a few streamers like Netflix (home to new hit That ’90s Show, which just got renewed) are putting studio audience comedies in development.

Broadcast Nets’ Diverging Comedy Tastes

This is a conundrum — the two biggest new comedy series on NBC and ABC next season are expected to be revivals of two of the most popular multi-camera sitcoms of the 1990s and early 2000s, Will & Grace and Roseanne. Yet, the two networks will have no current multi-camera comedy series on the schedule this coming fall.