5 must-watch sitcoms: From 'Young Sheldon' to 'Saved By The Bell', these comedies offer much-needed laughs
Some have the pandemic incorporated in their new seasons, while others don't – either way, they're all entertaining and bring humor during harrowing times
Spoilers for 'Young Sheldon', 'Saved By The Bell', 'The Conners', 'Superstore' and 'Mom'
Since the Covid-19 pandemic stopped production for almost all major TV series (as well as movie releases) for most of this year, the month of November saw most of them return to your small screeners. While we too were excited to hear that medical dramas such as 'The Good Doctor', and sitcoms such as 'B positive' was set to return/premiere, we compiled a list of five must-watch returning sitcoms (and one new) that you need to tune into/catch up this month. Some have the pandemic incorporated in their new seasons, while others don't – either way, they're all entertaining and bring much-needed laughs during harrowing times.
'Young Sheldon' Season 4
'Young Sheldon' is a spinoff series from the popular series 'The Big Bang Theory'. It takes back to when one of the main characters Sheldon Cooper was young, and how his life came to be. As a prodigy and exceptionally intelligent, 'Young Sheldon' follows the life of the eccentric boy as he at times seems to be the odd one out in the Cooper family as he tries to fit in. Season four's premiere saw 11-year old genius Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) graduate valedictorian from his high school, as his sister Missy graduated elementary school - they are twins. It's a feel-good sitcom, and if you love #TBBT, then you wouldn't want to miss out on this gem.
'Young Sheldon' Season 5 released on November 5, 2020. You can catch up on all three seasons on Amazon Prime, and watch new episodes on Thursdays at 8 pm EST on CBS.
'The Conners' Season 3
'The Conners' is an ABC sitcom that is a spin-off of the hit 1988 series 'Roseanne'. The series had premiered in 2018 garnering a lot of fans that followed the life of the working-class family. This is one of the sitcoms that has threaded the pandemic into their plotline with season 3. The season is packed with hilarity as per usual, with the pandemic as the center of attention - from masks to social distancing. As for the bigger picture, the series follows the family as they tackle the growing pains of parenthood, financial concerns, dating, and aging in working-class America.
'The Conners' season 3 premiere on October 21, 2020. You can catch up on all two seasons on Amazon Prime or watch new episodes on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
'Superstore' Season 6
Superstore first aired in 2015, and follows employees working at Cloud 9, a megastore in Missouri. Season 6 of the sitcoms has a tagline that reads, "More essential than ever" and brings forward the reality of how essential workers are on the frontline during the pandemic. This season of the sitcom will also bring in its 100th episode, along with saying goodbye to one of the members of the Cloud 9 crew. The season five finale saw Amy Sosa (America Ferrera) accept a job in California, and so her story will unfold this season with COVID-19 realities set in place.
Season 6 of 'Superstore' released on October 29, 2020. You can catch up on all five seasons on Amazon Prime, or if you have, you can watch new episodes on Thursdays on NBC at 8/7c.
'Mom' Season 8
'Mom' is a hugely popular CBS sitcom, and season 8 sees Bonnie adjust to her new life without her daughter, Christy. The synopsis reads, "With a chaotic past behind her and a newly empty nest, she focuses on her marriage and on what she wants to be now that she’s finally grown up. Now more than ever, Bonnie depends on the support of her friends, and collectively, they help each other face whatever life throws at them." Season 7 of the series ended with Christy moving forward by going back to school to become a lawyer, as Bonnie tries to mend her relationship with her husband Adam (William Fichtner).
Season 8 of 'Mom' released on November 5, 2020. You can catch up on all 7 seasons on Amazon Prime, and watch new episodes on Thursdays on CBS at 9 pm.
'Saved By The Bell'
'Saved by the Bell' is a sequel airing on Peacock following the hit series of the same name that aired from 1989 to 1993. The series is set to premiere on November 25, 2020, and is created by Tracey Wigfield. It will have most of the main characters chime back it except for one, Dustin Diamond as Screech. The series will chronicle a new set of Bayside High students from both privileged and working-class families. Zack Morris is now governor of California and had students from the working-class families transfer to Bayside High. Morris administration is hot water when they closed down many low-income high schools, and hence the students were sent to schools that were considered higher performing in the state.