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Graciela Padilla Castillo
Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Paula Requeijo Rey
Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Núm. 1 (2010), Artículos de Investigación, Páginas 188-218
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La comedia de situación o sitcom (término con el que se le conoce popularmente en inglés y que surge de la contracción de las palabras “situation” y “comedy”) es uno de los géneros, dentro de las series, que más éxito tienen. Su origen está en los seriales radiofónicos y en los cinematográficos de la primera década de los veinte. En ese momento, se definen sus principales características, que se mantienen en la actualidad. Identificamos sus rasgos distintivos. Analizamos las etapas que atraviesa este género y prestamos una atención especial a las nuevas formas de publicidad y difusión que utilizan las sitcoms más populares en la actualidad.


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