John Goodman and Roseanne Barr in "Roseanne."
This star-packed episode features fresh interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart. The program reveals how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format and includes dozens of clips from “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Roseanne” and more.

Pioneers of Television: Standup to Sitcom, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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