Jane The Virgin’ Eligible For Comedy Emmy Nom

Half-hour comedies will have some competition after the Television Academy announced that the shows “Shameless” and “Jane The Virgin” are eligible to run in the comedy category of its annual Emmy Awards ceremony.

This news changes the rules that were installed earlier this year.

In February, the Television Academy revised its rules, saying that only 30-minute series would be considered for the Emmy comedy category.

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That ruling originally left hour-long shows like Showtime’s “Shameless” and The CW’s “Jane The Virgin,” out in the cold. Both networks are owned by CBS Corporation.

However, after producers made a successful petition to an industry panel, the decision to let the Showtime and CW shows run as comedies was reached.

In the past, “Shameless” was considered a drama before switching to the comedy category in its fourth season. Star William H. Macy even took home the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. While “Jane The Virgin” secured major wins this award season at the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards both in the comedy category.

Emmy nominations for this year’s ceremony will be announced on Thursday July 16th.

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