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Notes On The Season: Will ‘The Conners’ Revival Help Emmy Chances For ‘Roseanne’?; ‘Sharknado’ Goes For Gold; Carol Burnett Looks Back

A column chronicling conversations and events on the Emmy season awards circuit. The Television Academy sends out daily reminders to the 22,000, maybe more, eligible voters to get their act together and vote before online polls close on at 10 PM PT Monday night. I got one today that said just “three days left to vote." I got through my ballot on Wednesday, but I can see why many leave it to the last possible minute. There is simply too much content to even fathom, much… Read

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Desus & Mero Promise To “Reduce White Guilt” For Emmy Voters In FYC Campaign

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are splitting from Viceland at the end of next week after less than two years of swathe-cutting late-night duty, but not before they make one last hard press on Emmy voters. Over the past week, a long-planned and Vice Media-funded Desus & Mero FYC campaign has shifted to the next gear with a play on the industry's inclusion problems and promises to "reduce white guilt" if the Bronx-based Bodega Boys score enough votes for a nomination. With… Read

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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Voters, Here Are The Hot Races We’re Talking About

TV Talk Podcast Deadline

We are in the final days of phase 1 of Emmy voting and for this week's Deadline Podcast: TV Talk we spotlight the races and shows that are the greatest hits of television 2018. From the drama of the Best Actress, Drama category with The Crown's Claire Foy vs. The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss to the potential Jeff Daniels and Benedict Cumberbatch battle in the Best Actor Limited Series or TV Movie, there are primetime hits galore to be mined. In a year when HBO’s Veep… Read

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J.K. Simmons On Playing Two Identical Leads In ‘Counterpart’; Women Will Dominate In Season 2

J.K. Simmons

One of the most prolific actors of our time, J.K. Simmons never seems to slow down, with a resume far too long to list here, but which includes everything from Juno to La La Land, to The Closer, True Grit, Justice League, and an Oscar and Globe-winning turn in Whiplash. His latest incarnation in Starz's Counterpart sees him take on not one, but two roles: Howard Silk and Howard Prime–two spies living on opposite sides of a parallel dimension. "The Howards" may be… Read

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara On Scorsese’s ‘SCTV’ Doc, & How ‘We Don’t Consider Ourselves Comedians’

In the pantheon of male and female comedy duos, one can feasibly rank SCTV alums Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara up there with such greats as George and Gracie Burns and Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder. Broadcasting out of the Great White North, the two established a reputation for respectively playing nerdy and brassy alter-egos, quite often together. Yet underneath their characters' quirks was a humanity, emphasized during their pairing in the Christopher Guest… Read

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Christine Baranski On ‘The Good Fight’s Real, Sexy, Powerful Woman; Girl Talk With Meryl Streep & Cher

Christine Baranski

The moment in The Good Wife finale when Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart slapped Julianna Margulies' character Alicia Florrick in the face not only marked the end of seven seasons of the legal drama, but it also began TV, film and Broadway legend Baranski's move from supporting role to lead in the spin-off The Good Fight. In her new incarnation, Diane Lockhart–liberal stalwart, law partner, and general bad-ass woman–navigated the challenges of a Trump administration… Read

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Notes On The Season: Can Kevin Spacey Win An Emmy?; Jessica Biel On The Toll Of ‘The Sinner’; J.K. Simmons Stars Opposite Himself

The Sinner

A column chronicling conversations and events during the Emmy awards season. With House of Cards completely out of the picture in terms of this year’s Emmy Awards, the Television Academy dodged a bullet in terms of dealing with any problem arising from having to answer questions about Kevin Spacey, who was dropped from the show by Netflix after explosive allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced from several people. He was also dropped by just about everyone else he was… Read

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TV Talk Podcast: ‘Looming Tower,’ ‘Patrick Melrose’ & ‘Unsolved’ Loom Large In Emmy Limited Series Race

TV Talk Podcast Deadline

In recent years, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series has become quite the jewel in the crown of the TV Academy contest and for 2018, there is sure a lot that glitters, as we discuss in the Deadline Podcast: TV Talk this week. With strong performances by leads and past Emmy winners Jeff Daniels and Benedict Cumberbatch, Hulu's The Looming Tower and Showtime's Patrick Melrose right now seem to have a head start on others in the race. However, as we also… Read

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Roseanne Barr Submitted For Emmys Before ABC Canceled Hit Sitcom

Roseanne Barr

The chances of Roseanne Barr winning an Emmy this year or even getting a nomination are slim, but the racist-tweeting star of ABC’s canceled sitcom Roseanne is still on the ballot. Turns out that producers Carsey-Werner submitted Barr's name for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in early May. The submission came weeks before the TV Academy deadline and before the online tirade by Barr that led to the implosion of the much-watched revival. That… Read

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Emmys: Barbra Streisand On Final (?) Concert TV Special; New Movie, Book & Album; And Why She Really Just Wants To Direct – Interview

“Did you like my dog film, my little dog film?” Barbra Streisand asked when I began our interview about Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! — her latest TV project and Emmy contender in the Variety categories. This is the nearly two-hour show that came at the end of what she indicated at the time likely was her last concert tour, and the poignant film tribute (added to the close of the special) to her late dog Sammie, who always traveled with her on the tours… Read

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L.A. Area Emmy Nominations: KCET & KMEX Tie For Lead

KCET and KMEX tied for the most nominations for the 70th annual Los Angeles Area Emmys Awards, revealed today. Both got 24 mentions from the Television Academy, nine more than their nearest competitor, KVEA. Spectrum SportsNet, which airs Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and Sparks games, was fourth with 13 noms, followed by Big 3 local network affiliates ABC7, NBC4 and duopoly CBS2/KCAL9 with 11 apiece. The CW affiliate KTLA got 10. Winners in the 47 categories will be… Read

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Patrika Darbo Calls For Outside Audit After Daytime Emmy Gaffes

Patrika Darbo Daytime Emmys

Patrika Darbo, whose Daytime Emmy for her guest-starring role on Amazon’s soap opera The Bay was rescinded after organizer the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences found submission errors in her and other categories, has called out the group for its actions and wants an outside audit “to restore integrity and confidence in” the awards. NATAS said after the Daytime Emmys were handed out in April that it discovered "some entrants' submissions in two categories may… Read