During the early 2000s, the situation comedy, with its reliable comedic tropes, its conventions of storytelling and style enduring since television’s early years, underwent a significant transformation. Without exception, the critically admired and culturally validated comedies of the convergence era have rejected some of the once-defining traits of the genre. In this period, this quintessentially televisual form has morphed into a version of itself positioned to be more legitimate than the traditional version purportedly left behind by aesthetic progress.