This comprehensive and accessible guide provides an introduction to teaching this topic, with practical advice on classroom approaches and reference to key critical and theoretical writing. Using examples from TV sitcoms in Britain and the US, it explores sitcom conventions, types of sitcom and issues such as representation of gender. This book is part of a series particularly aimed at teachers new to media studies post-16. The series provides information and ideas for teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level media studies 9OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level film studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses. Each title consists of a detailed teaching guide which provides essential information and guidance on how to cover each topic effectively, with reference to assessment objectives. Additional support materials, including photocopiable worksheets for students, are available online.