Will that be enough to win the sitcom another TV term? Given polling that shows widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, Brooks wonders how much time viewers want to spend there.
‘‘Even if it’s comedy and slapstick, it’s just a place we don’t like very much,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s like having a sitcom in a sausage factory. We just don’t want to know.’’
Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. She can be reached at lelber(at)ap.org and on Twitter (at)lynnelber.