The channel's fans, nurtured on traditional sitcoms such as "Hogan's Heroes" and "Gilligan's Island," were ready for an original show, White said.
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"There's nothing fancy or on the edge or groundbreaking," White said in an interview. "We're just an old-fashioned situation comedy, and I think that's what their audience was looking for. And I think that's why they accepted it so fast."