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2019 Emmy Award Nominations
The final season of HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones” led the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with a record 32 nods. If the medieval fantasy drama does win for Outstanding Drama for the fourth time, it will join “Hill Street Blues,” ”L.A. Law,” ”The West Wing” and “Mad Men” with that distinctive honor.
Second overall among the nominations was Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” with 20. Next was HBO nuclear disaster miniseries “Chernobyl” with 19 nominations, followed by NBC’s veteran “Saturday Night Live,” with 18. “When They See Us,” the Netflix miniseries that dramatized the Central Park Five case and its aftermath, received 16. And VH1 reality/competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race” scored 14 nominations — the most for any series in cable net’s history.
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Fox on Sunday, September 22nd. The two-night Creative Arts ceremony will be presented on September 14 and 15. For the complete listing of nominees, click here
Netflix Edits Out Suicide Scene from “30 Reasons Why”
The controversial scene from the first season of drama “30 Reasons Why” depicting a suicide has been removed by Netflix. The original scene showed the character of Hannah cutting her wrists in the bath. Now, the scene will skip from Hannah entering the tub to her parents’ horrified reaction upon finding her body.
The streamer Netflix did include include a content warning
before the episode, alerting viewers that the finale “contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences, including graphic depictions of violence and suicide.” But criticism from the media was fierce, with some flagging the series for potentially glamorizing and causing a rise in suicide attempts in young people.
DISH Network Drops Meredith-Owned Television Stations
Twelve Meredith-owned stations were dropped from the DISH Network lineup. By law, cable and satellite companies must negotiate in good faith with television stations before dropping the TV stations’ signals. DISH failed to reach an agreement. Meredith-owned stations’ programming, including local news and network programming will not be available on DISH systems until further notice. Meredith-owned stations will still be available over-the-air and from all other cable, satellite, and OTT providers serving their respective markets.
The affected stations are Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO and KTVK (IND), St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV, Portland FOX affiliate KPTV and KPDX (MYN), Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV, DMA, Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV and KSMO (IND), Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate WFSB, Greenville-Spartanburg FOX affiliate WHNS, Las Vegas FOX affiliate KVVU, Mobile-Pensacola FOX affiliate WALA, Flint-Saginaw CBS affiliate WNEM, and Springfield-Holyoke CBS affiliate WSHM.
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