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In the new Fox sitcom, “Call Me Kat,” Mayim Bialik frequently talks to the audience. It’s not an homage to “Fleabag,” which she says has a “different vibe,” but a hat tip to “Miranda,” the British series on which it was based.

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A widowed single mother with dreams of being a singer winds up working at a greasy spoon diner after her car breaks down. That might not sound like a recipe for hilarity, but that premise made for a Martin Scorsese-directed, Oscar-winning movie (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”), followed by a CBS sitcom. “Alice” featured Linda Lavin in the title role and a host of memorable characters, including Polly Holliday’s Flo, who earned her own self-titled spinoff.

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Based on the 1995 teen comedy based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel “Emma,” the sitcom “Clueless” returned fans to the shallow but mostly sweet world of wealthy high school student Cher, with Rachel Blanchard replacing Alicia Silverstone from the movie. The show made it three seasons, which is decent for a series based on high school students, and had crossovers with “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Moesha.”

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After playing Clair Huxtable on the "Cosby Show," Phylicia Rashad continued to work with Bill Cosby on his next sitcom "Cosby" until 2000. She became the first African-American actress to win a Best Actress Tony award in 2004 for her work in "A Raisin in the Sun." She recently appeared on the TV show "Empire" and in Drake's "In My Feelings" music video. She's set to star in "Creed II" alongside Michael B. Jordan.

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Among the great quality comedy TV that audiences have been blessed with in recent years -- from "Seinfeld" and "The Office" to "Veep" and "Orange Is the New Black" -- there have been some veritable flops that have slipped through the cracks. Try as they may to deliver the knee-slapping, tear-inducing jokes and witty one-liners of their funnier counterparts, they just can't tickle audiences' funny bones.PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, determined the worst TV comedies. To find these rotten apples, PrettyFamous looked at all TV shows with at least 2,500 IMDb votes that are categorized as comedies, including some shows that are no longer on the air. They then ranked these comedies according to their Smart Rating. This a score out of 100 that takes into account a show's IMDb votes, IMDb rating and the number of Emmy awards won.Note that this ranking contains comedy dramas, musical comedies and more. Prank shows and talent-type game shows were also considered. PrettyFamous did not take into account children's shows or sitcoms, as they have a separate ranking specific to sitcoms. Plot descriptions were sourced (with minor edits) by Gracenote.

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Smart Rating: 84.16Network: FOXSeries premiere: 09/25/01Series finale: 03/12/02This single-camera comedy caper follows an eclectic group of six college freshmen at the fictional University of North Eastern California. Created by Judd Apatow ("Freaks and Geeks"), the sitcom focuses on the trials and tribulations of college life.

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