Geektown Awards – Best New & Returning Comedy Series
The next set of awards we have for you revolve around the shows which have had you laughing the most over the past 12 months. Whilst both the New Comedy and Returning Comedy categories had comfortable winners, the bronze and silver places did bring up some interesting runners-up. We’ll start with the New Comedy series which had you chuckling the most.
Best New Comedy Series
Nominees: Disenchantment, Good Girls, Sally4Ever, Sick Of It, Stath Lets Flats, Young Sheldon
Silver: Good Girls
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Young Sheldon
Chuck Lorre and the ‘Big Bang Theory’ team does it again, as fans vote spin-off series ‘Young Sheldon’ as the best new comedy of the year. The series follows nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) who is finding it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Possessing a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are kings. And, while the vulnerable, gifted and naive Sheldon deals with the world, his family must find a way to deal with him.
‘Young Sheldon‘ can be found on E4 in the UK.
Best Returning Comedy Series
Nominees: Atypical, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Life In Pieces, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Upstart Crow, Will & Grace
Bronze: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silver: Will & Grace
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fox’s loss is NBC’s gain as ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ takes the top spot for the first time in the history of the awards. Created by the ‘Parks and Rec’ pairing of Dan Goor and Michael Schur ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars Andy Samberg as Det. Jake Peralta, a talented but carefree detective at Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. Andre Braugher plays the Holt, captain of the precinct, whilst Terry Crews plays Holt’s next-in-command – a muscle-bound human mountain who loves nothing more than his three little daughters, except for a fresh carton of full-fat yoghurt.
It’s hard to believe we nearly lost this show last year, as Fox decided the dump the comedy during the 2018 annual UpFronts Bloodbath. NBC almost immediately swooped in and rescued the series and in September upped the order from 13 to 18 episodes. I also think we should give a shout out to UK channel E4, who took the top spot for both new and returning comedies this year. Despite their occasional “drunk scheduling” decisions – i.e. where they down a bottle of Absinthe and throw darts at the schedule to decide when things should air – they really know their comedies!
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ Season 6 is expected to air in Early 2019 on E4… depending on the outcome of the “drunk scheduling” meeting…
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.