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Kid Com
A variety of Sitcom in which the main characters are children, usually teenagers, with adults relegated to supporting or background roles such as mentors or authority figures. Such shows naturally tend to cover more kid-oriented situations and plots, and often make good (and repeated) use of Can't Get Away with Nuthin' and the Very Special Episode. Status Quo Is God is the rule in most of them (thus falling into level 2 of the Sliding Scale of Continuity).

Perhaps the most common setting for a Kid Com is an academic one, with the characters being schoolmates, essentially the junior version of a Work Com. But it can also follow a group of youngsters who just hang out at the local Malt Shop or other "clubhouse"-type location.

Dom Coms generally don't qualify for inclusion in this category, since the protagonistic roles tend to be reversed (parents as main characters, children as supporting). However, a Dom Com can double as a Kid Com if the primary focus is on the children rather than the adults or the family as a whole.

During the 1970's and 1980's, the Kid Com was a staple of network television. Today, a large percentage of them are made by either Schneider's Bakery for Nickelodeon or It's A Laugh Productions for the Disney Channel.

Often prone to Dawson Casting (though frequently subverted in recent years). Those originating in Canada draw from the same smallish pool of actors, with many kids appearing in several before going Darker and Edgier with a turn on Degrassi.

Examples:


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