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'Orange Is the New Black' must compete as drama at Emmys
'Orange Is the New Black' must compete as drama at Emmys

"Orange Is the New Black" will have to compete as a drama at the Primetime Emmys this year. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Industry Panel has ruled that the Netflix prison series was not eligible to compete as a comedy, even though the series was nominated as a comedy at the Emmys last year. This is the first year the new rule for the Emmys has taken effect, which states that comedies must be a half-hour in length and dramas must be hour-longs. Any producers wishing to have their hour-long series compete as a comedy must petition the panel. Earlier this week, the panel ruled that three-hour-long series "Jane the Virgin," "Shameless" and...

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