I was reading one of the many opportunities (email) from Happy Writers and Joey Tuccio today (God Bless Joey) and some of the wording got me to thinking. Quote: "Are the plot points commercial enough to attract studio buyers and the broadest demographic possible?" Hmmmm, is that the only way to sell a sitcom pilot? What about premium cable and streaming services that are targeting more specific audiences? Do we really want to shoot for the broadest demographic possible? I read somewhere that an executive at one of the major streaming services said they would rather have a smaller more dedicated audience than to shoot for a broad demographic. Netflix, Amazon, etc. have both said they want their original programming to be different than network TV. Also, how many different plot structures are there to sitcoms? And, which one is more commercial? Sitcoms seem to be pretty hemmed in to a specific structure -- First Act: First problem, first solution (makes things worse), Second Act: second problem, second solution (things are really bad), Resolve (twist ending). I suppose the major difference is that streaming sitcoms tend to be serialized and network sitcoms tend to be episodic. Thoughts?