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Emmys panel rules 'Glee,' 'Shameless,' 'Jane the Virgin' are comedies

Emmys panel rules 'Glee,' 'Shameless,' 'Jane the Virgin' are comedies

"Glee," "Shameless" and "Jane the Virgin" can all pursue nominations in the comedy categories at this year's Emmy Awards, according to the first ruling by the newly formed Television Academy Industry Panel. According to rules issued by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in February, comedies are considered episodic series that run for 30 minutes. Hour-long series are dramas. That rule change posed potential chaos for such hour-long series as "Orange Is the New Black," which has hour-long episodes, but was nominated as a comedy at last year's Emmy Awards. But the first ruling by the industry panel, which requires a two-thirds...

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