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Road to the Emmys: Comedy = tragedy + time (+ commercials)

SpotsSure, not everything about making comedy for broadcast television is a bed of roses, but several sitcom showrunners make it work.

In her lead story for the Variety Road to the Emmys: Comedy section, Shawna Malcom talks to the kingpins about how they do it. It begins with this anecdote:

Ask “Modern Family” co-creator Christopher Lloyd about the realities of crafting a comedy for broadcast television, and he’ll tell a story about the name of his production company, Picador.

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