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Memo to the Television Academy: 2018 Emmy Long Shots

The Cooler Gang gathers around the Water Cooler to highlight some of their favorite 2018 Emmy long shots. Plus, we catch up on Kimmy Schmidt, Samantha Bee, and more!

One week from today, June 11, marks the opening of the 2018 Emmy nomination round voting window. So, this week at the Water Cooler, we’re suggesting a listing of 2018 Emmy long shots. These are series, performances, or crafts that we think are very much on the bubble of Emmy consideration. We’re highlighting these contenders to give them an extra boost as the Television Academy starts marking their ballots. Sure, Game of Thrones and its talented actors are nearly sure things, but what about Mindhunter or Killing Eve? Have a listen as we recommend our favorite Emmy long shots to Emmy voters.

In TV Tidbits, we pick up last week’s Roseanne conversation with more bad behavior. Samantha Bee famously called Ivanka Trump a dirty name but emerged from the scandal relatively unscathed (minus a sponsor or two). Is this a case of a double standard? Should TBS have taken a similarly strict and swift approach as ABC did with Roseanne? Then, in the movie world, two high-profile trailers were released to much twittering: Suspiria and Widows. We’ll talk about the merits of each trailer. Finally, we give a quick TV roundup of some recent new content including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Patrick Melrose, and Ryan Murphy’s Pose.

We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

Don’t forget that our July 2nd podcast marks the latest Water Cooler Book Club entry with Sharp Objects.

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