July 22nd, 2018

Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots

By The Associated Press on July 12, 2018.

NEW YORK – Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much.

“Roseanne,” ”Will & Grace,” ”Twin Peaks” and “American Idol” were among the reboots largely snubbed by the television academy on Thursday. Laurie Metcalf of “Roseanne” and Megan Mullally of “Will & Grace” earned supporting actor nods, but that was it. “Roseanne” was a sensation upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet.

Jimmy Fallon of the “Tonight” show won’t be competing for a talk show award, as the academy honoured comics like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah who have made skewering President Trump a big part of their acts.

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