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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

For five consecutive years, ABC’s Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO’s Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. 551 more words


Emmys 2017: Will 'Atlanta' or 'Veep' Take the Top Comedy Trophy?

The seven contenders for the comedy series trophy are a perfect illustration of how the peak TV phenomenon has transformed the business. The humor mined in the observational time-and-place storytelling of “Atlanta” and “Master of None” is quite different from the situational hijinks that drive “Modern Family” and “Silicon Valley.” “Black-ish” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” come with big dollops of heart, and in the case of “Black-ish,” occasionally a social message that is deftly communicated. 468 more words


Inside the Collector's Paradise of David Mandel's 'Veep' Office

Walking into David Mandel’s second-floor office on the Paramount lot, where he writes HBO’s political comedy “Veep,” is like stepping into a museum of pop culture memorabilia. 686 more words


From 'Modern Family' to 'Veep,' Emmy Nominated EPs on Keeping Their Comedy Fresh

It’s always nice to see new shows, like FX’s “Atlanta,” get Emmy nominations for comedy series, and to know that shows nominated for a second time, such as ABC’s “Black-ish” and Netflix’s “Master of None,” weren’t one-season-wonders. 684 more words


'Atlanta,' 'Black-ish,' 'Master of None,' 'Veep' Break Traditional Comedy Rules

Topicality and breaking format can get a show noticed, but those same qualities can also be risky, provoking studio concerns about whether an episode is too of-the-moment or viewer tune-out if a program deviates too much from the norm. 967 more words


Debut trailer for Armando Iannucci's political-comedy The Death of Stalin

I wouldn’t say that Stalin was an expected route for Armando Iannucci to take on after the likes of In the Thick of It, Veep  144 more words

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Current Events Fuel Emmy-Nominated Supporting Actors Like Mandy Patinkin, Regina King

For Emmy-nominated supporting actors on topical series, work in 2016-17 sometimes bordered on the prescient. The first scene “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin and F. Murray Abraham filmed last season was with Elizabeth Marvel, playing U.S. 670 more words