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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
So, what's funny these days? Not much, according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky.
At least, not too much when we look at some of the new comedy shows TV has been presenting. Because, Sokolsky says, even though many of the new sitcoms have some veteran talent, they have been found wanting.
That may be the core of their problems, he adds. "They are seasoned and time-honored with story patterns that reach back to 'Dobie Gillis' and possibly a few rock and dust sketches Cro-Magnon authors carved into their cave walls."
Sokolsky says that may leave Jay Leno's week night show the best of the new lot.
But all that proves, he declares, is that "a leader in a week league is still just a leader in a week league."
Episode Date: October 9, 2009