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Diners Drive-Ins and Dives Moves Back to Structured Reality Emmy Race



Man Fieri is rolling out “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” into a brand new Emmys class.

Meals Community has efficiently petitioned the Tv Academy to maneuver the long-running meals actuality sequence again to the excellent structured actuality class, the place it’ll compete towards different standard sequence akin to “Love is Blind,” “Queer Eye” and “Shark Tank.” It had beforehand been submitted for hosted nonfiction sequence or particular since 2020.

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Hosted by Fieri for the reason that present’s debut in 2007, the present had obtained six Emmy nominations — 5 for excellent structured actuality program from 2014-2019 and excellent actuality program in 2013, the final 12 months earlier than the class was separated into two for structured and unstructured programming.

In 2020, the Emmys modified the identify of the excellent data sequence or particular class to excellent hosted nonfiction. The TV Academy guided the Fieri present to maneuver into the class the place they felt it was higher suited. Nevertheless, for the previous three years, the sequence has didn’t safe one other coveted nom, competing towards hosted nonfiction winners akin to A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” and CNN’s “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.”

The community and creatives determined to formally petition the Academy to modify the present again to the class the place it had obtained recognition for 5 consecutive years, citing the format and impression of the present within the market among the many causes for the transfer.

Lovingly nicknamed “Triple D,” the present follows Fieri as he visits a number of eating places in every episode inside a single metropolis and samples the meals. Specializing in small, impartial eateries that includes conventional consolation meals, the locals, the cooks and their meals are the present’s stars.

As well as, regardless that the usual template of three segments per episode requires a number, a considerable a part of the 22-minute episodes are dedicated to detailing the dishes and the way they’re ready from the voices of the cooks and house owners of the various institutions. The patrons even have a heavy presence all through.

Fieri’s present is the second reported sequence to maneuver out of the hosted nonfiction race, after Apple didn’t petition to maintain “The Problem with Jon Stewart” within the class. As a substitute, “The Problem” will now compete for excellent discuss sequence. Individually, Apple efficiently gained its bid to maneuver “Schmigadoon!” from comedy sequence to scripted selection, the place it’ll face off towards “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Because the “Triple D” host for 36 seasons, Fieri may even search consideration within the excellent actuality host class, alongside his Meals Community counterparts Bobby Flay (“Bobby’s Triple Threat”), Ted Allen (“Chopped”) and Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabriele Bertaccini (“Ciao House”). The opposite three hosts’ respective exhibits might be submitted for excellent actuality competitors consideration, along with “Tournament of Champions IV.”

Emmy submissions are due Tuesday, Might 9.

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