During these serious times, we all need a little escape from reality. We also have a lot more time at home with our televisions.

Nothing wrong with a sitcom.

We have two things going for us as far as sitcoms go during this COVID-19 emergency. Most of us have at least one way to access our favorite television shows and movies from the comfort of the homes we are forbidden to leave. Secondly, the American television industry has created decades' worth of shows for us.

Here are some of my favorites:

Seinfeld: This is probably the best sitcom ever made.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: This is an HBO sitcom written by and starring Larry David, who was also the co-creator of Seinfeld.

The Office: Created by and starring a bunch of Massachusetts actors, this is an American adaptation of a British sitcom.

WKRP in Cincinnati: This is a late '70s/early '80s sitcom about life a radio station.

King of Queens: A husband and wife and her father (the same crazy father from Seinfeld) are living and working in a pre-COVID 19 world.

Modern Family: An innovative sitcom that is ending its run as a current series, but it is alive and well in reruns.

Last Man Standing: This is still on as a running series, and it is readily available in syndication.

There are countless other sitcoms available to most of us on various platforms these days. And we can all use a distraction and a laugh these days.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at chris.mccarthy@townsquaremedia.com and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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