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Standup to Sitcom

This star-packed episode features fresh interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart. The program reveals how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format and includes dozens of clips from “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Roseanne” and more.
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About Pioneers of Television

PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns to PBS in January 2011 for a second season featuring all new stories of the visionaries who shaped a fledgling medium with their creativity, foresight and wisdom. Narrated by Kelsey Grammer, this four-part series transports viewers behind the scenes for a revealing look at four of the most popular genres in television: science fiction, westerns, crime dramas and local kids TV.

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