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The epilogue goes beyond arguing that comedy is political to consider the function of genre: comedy has become the genre by which horror makes itself known to the world and world historical events have shifted from the tragic to the comic. This may account for the ascendance of the procedural over the sitcom as the paradigmatic genre of the 2010s and 2020s and the collapse of the particular form of comic seriality that the book has centered. The book closes by considering the potential for sitcoms as parallel multiverses rather than serial circuits.

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