Emmys' new rules say comedies must be 30 minutes or shorter

February 21, 2015 1:32 AM

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Emmys' new rules say comedies must be 30 minutes or shorter

The Emmys announced new rules on Friday putting time limits on comedies, as well as attempting to clear up category confusion elsewhere. According to the Emmys, comedies have episodes that are 30 minutes or shorter, while dramas are over 30 minutes.

There is a chance, however, for a show to change its fate. “Producers may formally petition a new Academy industry panel to consider their series’ eligibility in the alternative category,” the new rules read. However, the drama and comedy series categories will have more spots to fill: Seven shows w...

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