The best television programming of 2012 will no doubt be March Madness, perhaps only to be outdone by the MLB season. I’ll save commentary on either for a more appropriate time, should the gracious editor-in-chief of this esteemed website allow for it. For now I’ll address what I believe to be the only non-sports programming and TV art form worth my regular viewership. I talk, of course, of the sitcom.
Workaholics– Season 3
For those of you unaware of this supremely funny show, Comedy Central’s Workaholics follows the domestic and occupational lives of three men who not only share a home, but also a cubicle. The show has been renewed for a third season which I hope will begin this spring (Season 1: 10 episodes in spring 2011, Season 2: 10 episodes in fall 2011) and shows no signs of slowing. The main characters, much like those of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are far too self-involved and disillusioned to leave room for the sappiness, romance and sentimentality that has plagued The Office and will too soon kill (dare I say it?) Parks and Recreation. I’ll borrow a phrase from the show’s character Adam to simply describe the essence of the show as, “tight butt-hole.”
30 Rock– Season 6
30 Rock has returned after a brief hiatus. Huzah! The show is hilarious and its return to NBC’s Thursday night lineup is definitely welcome. Need I say more? But don’t take it from me, check out this ultra enticing promo for season 6!