TV academy changes Emmy award rules on comedies and other shows

February 21, 2015 12:33 AM

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The Emmys are changing award rules on comedies and other categories — and some producers might find the new process nothing to laugh about.

In a switch that set the TV industry abuzz Friday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ruled that for the purposes of the Primetime Emmys, it will now consider comedies to be 30 minutes long, while dramas will be presumed to have one-hour episodes.

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