In a time of reality TV, many have been asking where have all the good sitcoms gone. We love our Real Housewives, the Love & Hip-Hop ratchetness, and Basketball Wives shows, but we cannot help but miss the days of well-written, scripted television. More recently comedic and dramatic sitcoms have been causing us to cheat just a little on our reality show relationships.
Soon, names like Olivia Pope, Rocky, and Joanna Locasto will be household names. If you haven’t met these characters yet, you are in luck because we have put together a list of shows that should be set on record on your DVR weekly.
If you haven’t already been hooked, where exactly have you been? Olivia Pope with her team of powerful litigators manage to get everything done in Washington, D.C. Despite her obvious flaw of adulterous activity, Pope manages to gain our trust and admiration because she shows no fear. Independence, power, and style are her strengths here; a true pro at her craft and a Vixen that we love! Doesn’t hurt that the political power plays are intense.
Airs: Thursdays 10/9c
Real Husbands of Hollywood is a spoof on all the relationship reality shows to date. With a cast that includes Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Duane Martin, and JB Smoove, we shouldn’t have to convince you of how hilarious this show is. Where Love & Hip-Hop, Basketball Wives, and Real Housewives give us drink-throwing drama and industry gossip fodder, RHOH gives us hearty laughs.
Airs: Tuesdays 10/9c
NeNe Leakes has taken over primetime television. She stars in a show that is as fabulous as she is; a scripted show on two gay men as they venture into fatherhood. Rocky (played by Mrs. Leakes) puts the topping on this all-star cast of sarcastic and borderline inapt humor.
Airs: Tuesdays 9:30/8:30c
If you were upset when Friends left the air, then you definitely need to be watching this show. Happy Endings is a 2013 version of the 90s favorite but with more alcohol, inappropriate banter and pop-culture references. The only thing that will upset you at the end of this show, is that it’s over.
Airs: Tuesdays 9/8c
Guys With Kids
A show about fatherhood? What more could we want. It’s a comedic look at the bond between guys and more than the ups and downs of changing diapers. New fathers will grow with the characters, including Anthony Anderson and Tempestt Bledsoe, and old fathers will laugh with the memories of their younger years.
Airs: Wednesdays 8:30/7:30c