I read a fascinating article on MiamiHerald.com -- an interview with Norman Lear. What piqued my interest was the line "The sitcom is dead." Is it true? Well, Lear, the creative mind behind such iconic sitcoms as "All In The Family," "Sanford and Son," and "Maude," is quoted as saying, ''Appointment TV doesn't exist in my life anymore." That, my friends, is a sign from the television gods that something is amiss.