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Emmys: ‘Orange Is a New Black’ to Compete as Drama — Despite Comedy Pitch

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The TV Academy apparently doesn’t find Orange Is a New Black really funny.

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The large doubt symbol after this year’s Emmy manners change was if a Netflix array would still contest as a comedy. A nine-member row that voted on a array motionless a hourlong show will not, notwithstanding Netflix’s wishes, and will now face many other hourlongs in a play race.

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Orange Is a New Black is a truly pioneering array and an fomenter [that] has always defied genre or easy categorization,” pronounced Netflix arch calm officer Ted Sarandos. “While we’re unhappy in a committee’s decision, we trust that Orange represents a best of radio in possibly category.”

News of Orange‘s change to play comes usually days after a TV Academy dynamic 3 array (Shameless, Jane a Virgin and Glee) could contest as comedies notwithstanding their hourlong status.

It’s a blow for Orange and Netflix, for sure. Not usually does it array a array opposite other Netflix golden crow House of Cards, though a play margin is forever some-more swarming with clever wire shows and absolute promote freshmen.

One probable leader in this unfolding is Netflix entrance Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The Ellie Kemper-starring comedy is now staid to be a streaming service’s large pull in a category.

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