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After nine seasons, King of Queens ends its reign with the Monday Episode. The longest-running current network sitcom, King of Queens, is also the longest-running sitcom in TV history. It is one of only eight sitcoms out of 500 launched since 1990 to have reached the 200-Episode mark, Variety has note. Yet its demise this week will be without hoopla, magazine covers and hourlong retrospectives that have accompanied final episodes of other long-running recent comedy series. That seems to befit modest blue-collar comedy starring Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller, about a package delivery man, his sassy wife and HER loopy father. The show never receives much notice or critical acclaim as IT goes from year to year with its loyal fans. Yet its end represents another step in the extinction of a comedy genre that goes back to Honeymooners and Flintstones. All feature affable, all-too-human and frequently overweight husband alongside long-suffering and unaccountably beautiful wife as they face day-to-day domestic irritants. In King of Queens, they include his sometimes obsession with food, HER penchant for shopping and the unexpected behavior of HER father, who moved in with them. Not so long ago, TV WAS pock with these kinds of comedies, where the hapless head of the household WAS both the cause and butt of most humor. From glut that includes Still Standing, Yes Dear and Everybody LOVE Raymond, now only a few such shows remain. One will continue for sure-Simpsons. But not until later this week, when networks announce their fall schedules, will we know the futures of George Lopez, Til Death and According to Jim. The End of King of Queens is another step toward the end of another kind of network comedy-those that are simply present in the studio before the live audience, where their resulting laughs are as much a part of the show as the multiple-camera setup, shooting action as if IT were play. Nowadays, comedies are much more sophisticated, without laugh tracks and are shot like movies or drama series. It is still a trying time for comedies on network TV, with just one sitcom represent in the Top 30 most-watched shows so far this season.

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