The Cooler gang looks at the 2017 Comedy Emmy races and wonders where all the heat is? Will anyone rise to challenge Veep and Julia Louis-Dreyfus?
This week at the Water Cooler, we’re continuing our deep-dive into the top contenders in the three main Emmy races: Drama Series, Comedy Series, and Limited Series/TV Movie. Up next are the Comedy Emmy races. Is there anything to get excited about this year? Aside from the assured new blood of FX’s Atlanta, it seems to be business as usual at the Television Academy where the Comedy Emmy races matter. We discuss who leads (Veep) and who will be left out (Divorce? Modern Family?). We also highlight some deserving dark horse candidates that the Television Academy should consider when voting in June.
TV tidbits looks at the massive number of recently announced live television musicals from NBC and FOX. What events will match the quality of The Wiz or Grease: Live? What will become the next Peter Pan? Then, ABC dropped the ax this week on some Awards Daily favorite shows and some favorite punching bags. We talk about what series fell and whether or not the cancellations were deserved. Finally, in film news, Amy Schumer returns to the big screen with Snatched, a mother-daughter adventure comedy co-starring Goldie Hawn. Was this a good move for Schumer?
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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03:47 – TV Tidbits
51:56 – 2017 Comedy Emmy Races
1:38:42 – Flash Forward