20 Years Later and How 'Malcolm in the Middle' Revolutionized the Sitcom
Remembering Malcolm in the Middle It’s hard to believe two decades have passed since Fox premiered a series that would help shape how Hollywood approached the making of American sitcoms. Malcolm in the Middle premiered on January 9, 2000, on Fox and introduced the world to a then-unknown Frankie Muniz with a supporting cast that included a pre-Walter White Bryan Cranston. Every studio, every producer, and every network was convinced the series would be a flop— everyone but former Fox president Doug Herzog who loved the script so much he took a chance and did everything in his power to