Comedy-drama

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Comedy-drama, or dramedy, is a genre of dramatic works that combines elements of comedy and drama.[1][2]

In the United StatesEdit

An example was The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which aired from 1987 to 1991.[3] The term "dramedy" was coined to describe the late 1980s wave of shows, including Hooperman,[4] Doogie Howser, M.D., and Frank's Place.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dramedy". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Dramedy". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ Brinkmoeller, Tom (September 3, 2010). "Classic "Molly Dodd" Series Remains Locked Up, Awaiting 'Bail'". TV Worth Watching. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Kelley, Bill (September 23, 1987). "The Best And The Brightest Abc's Hooperman – The Hands-down Winner Of The Best New Show Of The Year – Introduces A New Format, dramedy, While Slap Maxwell Reintroduces Dabney Coleman". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Hill, Michael (August 6, 1989). "Bochco gives dramedy another go with 'Doogie Howser, M.D.'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2018.