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Comedy TV Series: Midseason 2012-2013

Updated on May 6, 2013

Update: Unfortunately over the course of time, many of the shows that were listed here have been postponed or cancelled before they ever aired. Find out the latest updates and upcoming shows for the 2012-2013 season here.

In this hub you will find and overview of the upcoming Comedy TV series, premiering in Midseason 2013-2013. A synopsis, review and preview are listed below for every show, as well as a list of Do's and Dont's at the bottom of the hub.

If you're interested in other genres:


The Gilchrist family consists of a dad, a stepmom, and four children. There is just one thing separating them from the average family: they happen to live in the White House. President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman, ‘Independence day’), his new wife Emily (Jenna Elfman, ‘Dharma & Greg’), and their four children have quite ordinary lives. Step mom Emily is trying desperately to get the children to love her, son Skip (Josh Gad, ‘The Book of Mormon’) is moving back home and the teenagers are outwitting their teachers. According to NBC, ‘1600 Penn’ is a ‘Modern Family’ type of show, although I don’t get that analogy from the story so far. ‘1600 Penn’ will premiere on NBC on January 10th at 9:30/8:30c. A sneak preview of the show will be aired on December 17th at 9:30/8:30c.

The trailer of this series doesn’t tell us much about the story, but it gives quite the insight in the type of humor that we’ll be watching. And personally, I am fond of this type of humor. However, I’m curious as to what the episodes will be about. Will they focus more on the presidential issues or will it revolve solely around the family? I do like the ending of the trailer; I foresee a lot of pranks and on-the-edge-situations.

Here are my do's and don'ts for midseason 2012-2013 comedies:



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    • Robin Oatley profile image

      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Hi Alecia,

      I personally really liked Sarah Chalke in her role in Scrubs. I think she's a good actress and she will probably be really good on HTLWYP (FTROYL) as well.

      Last spring Veep, a presidential comedy premiered on HBO. The show was renewed for a second season. I really liked that show, however Veep revolves only around the Veep and her work and not the president and his family like 1600 Penn does. I think 1600 Penn might be a fun show as well.

    • Alecia Murphy profile image

      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      HTLWYP (FTROYL) might have some promise- I enjoyed both Sarah Chalke and Bradley Garrett in their previous roles. But like you said- if the title is the only problem, it might be a staple.

      1600 Penn has to be the first show I've heard of us a presidential comedy- that could definitely open up the the presidential genre of television. And a blended family to boot- might have to check that out as well.