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Family !@%$#%' Ties

The Friends have dispersed, Raymond has shed his parents, and Frasier has left the building. The sitcom is dead. Or is it? HBO and a foulmouthed Boston comedian hope to bring back the bite of Archie Bunker.

Louis C.K. serves up a family comedy with a real-life edge on Lucky Louie , which will be HBO's first traditional sitcom.
Louis C.K. serves up a family comedy with a real-life edge on Lucky Louie, which will be HBO's first traditional sitcom. (Photo / Joe Schmelzer) Photo / Joe Schmelzer
By Neil Swidey
November 27, 2005

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SHE SITS ON THE EDGE OF THE BED, wearing a black leather jacket over her pink nurse's scrubs. She is late for work and keeps checking her watch. Her 4-year-old daughter is eating cereal in the next room. She stares at her husband. He is slumbering. She is fuming. (Full article: 4929 words)

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