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The Cooler gang jumps back into the Emmy® race to release their 2017 Emmy wish list. Plus, Bill Maher, House of Cards, and Wonder Woman in TV Tidbits.
Monday, June 12, marks the beginning of the 2017 Emmy voting window. This 2-week period ending on June 26 provides members of the Television Academy the window in which they select nominees for the 2017 Emmy cycle. Nominees will be announced July 13. So, this week at the Water Cooler, we’re providing members of the Television Academy a few candidates to catch up on before voting begins in our 2017 Emmy Wish List. These selections aren’t our official predictions, of course. We simply want to identify a handful of significant performances or series that we think deserve serious consideration. Do you have an actor or series you’d like to see nominated? Be sure to sound off in the comments section and share your opinion!
Our weekly TV Tidbits segment kicks off with the controversy surrounding Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher. Maher used a racially insensitive word during a conversation with Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. We look at the conversation itself, Maher’s response, and whether or not this impacts his 2017 Emmy campaign. Speaking of 2017 Emmy, House of Cards launched as the final major entry into the current Emmy eligibility window. However, with series-low Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores, are there precedents for entry into the Outstanding Drama Series race? Finally, Megan and Joey give their opinions on Wonder Woman.
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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14:08 – TV Tidbits
51:02 – 2017 Emmy Wish List
57:10 – Flash Forward