New Year’s resolutions: Hopes for ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Master of None,’ more comedies

Big Bang Theory

New Year’s Day is almost here, and this is a time for looking ahead at what the future may hold for all of us.

But what about for our favorite shows? For this article, we’ve come up with a list of simple things that many of our favorite comedies could do to remain funny, interesting, or at least on the air until we come around to doing this article again next year.

The Big Bang Theory” – To devote a much larger amount of time to Raj’s relationship, which has remained quiet almost since the end of season 8.

“Modern Family” – To find something that will get people talking about the show once again after so many Emmy-winning seasons.

Silicon Valley” – To find a character who lives up even remotely to the genius that was Russ during season 2. Or, just bring Russ back.

“Master of None” – Continue to explore some of the various aspects of Dev’s life and his family that make him different than the average New York-performer-with-a-comedy-show-about-him.

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – More Mole Women! With Kimmy getting more accustomed to her new life, we have to try and get as many different layers here as possible.

“Community” – Movie? Anyone?

“Crazy Ex Girlfriend” – Find a way to get renewed for another reason despite low ratings.

“Jane the Virgin” – See above.

“New Girl” – Handle the brief absence of Zooey Deschanel well, and then settle on a plan for Nick and Jess.

“The Muppets” – Hope that the upcoming episodes find a way to recapture some of the imagination that was surprisingly lacking as the first part of season 1 moved along.

“Mozart in the Jungle” and “Casual” – Hope that awards recognition allows people to realize that you exist.

Saturday Night Live” – Bring back Dwayne Johnson and Elizabeth Banks to host again! Also, more Taran Killam and Cecily Strong in “Weekend Update.”

“Mike & Molly” – Have a final season so great that it makes CBS look silly for canceling you.

“Veep” – Simply continue to be amazing. No other suggestions.

“Wet Hot American Summer” – Find a way to have another day of camp.

“BoJack Horseman” – Dive even deeper into BoJack’s psychology, which may be more interesting than 95% of subjects on every other show out there.

Every new comedy in 2016 – Please, try to innovate.

To broadcast networks – Please give these new comedies a reasonable chance versus premiering them on Friday or burning off episodes during the holidays.

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