Ask TV Squad: Filmed before a live studio audience?
Just curious. How many shows are filmed before a live studio audience?
Not talk/reality/game shows - well, I guess just sitcoms.
Any idea? Want to see if anyone else has ideas?
Hmmm. An interesting question to ponder, for sure. I've asked my fellow TV Squaders to put their heads together and come up with a list. Hopefully we've covered them all.
Joel Keller was the first 'squader to report with the
Do they even specify that anymore? "Courting Alex is filmed in front of a live studio audience." I never hear that.
Here's what I can think of:
Two and a Half Men
How I Met Your Mother
The King of Queens
Out of Practice
According to Jim
What I Like About You
Those UPN and WB Sitcoms That No One Knows Exists (like Girlfriends, Love Inc, or whatever it's called)
Ryan Budke was quick to point out: "Actually, How I Met Your Mother is not filmed in front of an audience. It's filmed 'live' but then screened in front of an audience and that's how they get the laugh track. That's one of the reasons it 'flows' the way it does, at least, in my opinion...."
Any shows that didn't make the list? Of course, we're not counting the many game shows and reality shows on television today. But really, as Joel said, I don't recall hearing that tell-take, Happy Days-like announcement anymore.