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The Dramedy of it All

January 10, 2006 by  

My prayers have been answered. No, E! Online has not asked me to be Kristin Veitch’s special assistant, and no John Krasinski has NOT called me (although he has my number…use it boy). My OTHER prayer has been answered. The one where I asked that someone do something about the TV awards categories.

Well The Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has heard my plea, and they are doing something about it. According to Variety, the Academy is considering changing the definition of “comedy” to include only traditional sitcoms, forcing shows like Boston Legal and Desperate Writing Housewives, to compete against other dramas. Hallelujah!

“After last year’s Emmys were over, the question was raised whether or not there should be further restriction placed on eligibility in comedy series,” said ATAS awards senior VP John Leverence. “Were we allowing for ‘Desperate Housewives’ to be appropriately placed in comedy? It seemed so out of sync with the general trend in that category. A rule change would end the practice of allowing shows that straddle the comedy/drama divide to choose for themselves where they’d like
to compete. ”

I think this would be a smart move for the Academy to do something about this now, because it’s getting a little out of control. I mean, if this isn’t taken care The Office (God willing) is going to be up against Grey’s Anatomy for best comedy at next year’s Emmy Awards.

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