How ‘Shameless,’ ‘Superstore,’ ‘The Bold Type’ Tackle Tough Socioeconomic Situations with Humor

Published on Aug 15, 2019

In an economic climate in which 40% of Americans say they would struggle to come up with $400 for an unexpected expense — according to a report from the Federal Reserve — it’s tough to mine humor within hardship. But that hasn’t stopped television producers and network execs from trying.

A number of today’s comedies, from ABC’s “The Conners,” to Showtime’s “Shameless” and NBC’s “Superstore,” center on the working class. Meanwhile the upcoming “Broke” (CBS) and “Indebted” (NBC) focus on those who once had money but lost it and are now humbly learning how the other side has been living.

Read full article at: Variety - TV News

Author: Mekeisha Madden Toby