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Emmys: Is It Time to Give Multicams Their Own Category? (Column)

Emmys: Is It Time to Give Multicams Their Own Category? (Column)

The question of whether multi-camera sitcoms are a dying breed isn’t a new one. The few remaining purveyors of the format, including “The Big Bang Theory” executive producer Chuck Lorre, have been asked that question for years.

But even as Lorre ventures into the single-camera world with such shows as the Golden Globe-winning “The Kominsky Method” and has gotten a taste of success in that arena, he’s not turning his back on multicam.

Lorre, along with Al Higgins, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gina Yashere, is behind “Bob Hearts Abishola,” a new multicam sitcom for CBS this fall that aims to balance laughs — yes, the studio audience is there, chuckling along — with the serious subject of immigration and tolerance.

Whether or not “Bob Hearts Abishola” will be awards fodder remains to be seen — there’s a fart joke within the first five minutes of the pilot, after all — but it

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