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Schmigadoon Denied as Scripted Variety, Must Compete as Comedy Series

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The TV Academy has denied the petition for Apple’s “Schmigadoon!” to maneuver from submitting for excellent comedy sequence to the scripted selection class, Selection has realized solely.

It had been reported that the streamer had filed an official petition to maneuver the present into the newly titled scripted selection class the place it might face off towards “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Nonetheless, the information gave the impression to be untimely, with the Tv Academy confirming the petition has been denied and Apple has been notified.

Learn: Selection’s Awards Circuit for the newest Emmy predictions in all classes.

The scripted selection class is open to sequence with no less than six episodes. It’s outlined as exhibits which can be “primarily scripted, or loosely-scripted improv” and “discrete scenes, satire, musical numbers, monologues, comedy stand-ups, sketches, etc.” Final yr, Netflix’s “Murderville” was denied entry into the class, then titled selection sketch sequence.

This appears to be the fitting name by the Emmys, as “Schmigadoon!” has ongoing story components and recurring characters. The second season focuses on Melissa and Josh, now married, and parodies the musical “Chicago.”

Whereas the sophomore season acquired optimistic critiques from critics, it’ll nonetheless must struggle for one of many eight spots in excellent comedy sequence the place two tentpole Apple sequence are already competing — the two-time winner “Ted Lasso” and the freshman dramedy “Shrinking.”

The musical comedy sequence, created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, simply aired its season finale on Could 3, coming off its first season the place it netted 4 Emmy noms — authentic music and lyrics (which it received), manufacturing design for a story program (half-hour), music composition for a sequence (authentic dramatic rating) and choreography for scripted programming.

No less than one music is in rivalry this time round — “Bells and Whistles,” which is sung by Jane Krakowski.

Performers are additionally eligible to submit resembling lead comedy actors Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Sturdy, the latter can also be contending for supporting comedy actress for “Saturday Night Live.”

Emmy submissions are due on Could 9.



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