Universal Television’s 2018 Emmy FYC mailer spotlights 34 shows including ‘World of Dance,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ …

Universal Television is hoping to have a galactic impact on the Emmy Awards this year thanks to its vast array of programming including “World of Dance,” “Will & Grace” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The studio’s FYC mailer was recently shipped to TV academy members in a sleek booklet that spotlights a whopping 34 shows on six DVDs. Below, take a look at the disc-by-disc breakdown of all of Universal’s comedy, drama, limited, variety, reality and animated programs, most of which air on NBC.

At last year’s Emmys Universal scored a leading nine victories for “Saturday Night Live,” including Best Variety Sketch Series and for cast members Kate McKinnon, Alec Baldwin, Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy. Best Variety Special contender “Hairspray Live” took home a trio of Creative Arts Emmys, something that “Jesus Christ Superstar” is now praying to emulate. And “Master of None,” which is sitting out this year, earned trophies for Best Comedy Writing (Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe) and Best Comedy Editing.

Universal is hoping that its breakout reality TV program “World of Dance,” from producer Jennifer Lopez, will follow in the footsteps of Warner Bros’ successful “The Voice.” Elsewhere, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” earned its third consecutive Best Comedy Series nomination last year and will now be eligible for Part 1 of Season 4, which streams May 30 on Netflix. “Kimmy” faces big competition from, among others, NBC’s revival of “Will & Grace,” which prevailed in the top comedy category for Universal back in 2000.

DISC 1: COMEDY
“Will & Grace,” “The Good Place,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Mindy Project,” “A.P. Bio,” “Champions,” “Marlon” and “Great News.”

DISC 2: DRAMA
“Rise,” “Good Girls,” “The Brave,” “Midnight, Texas” and “Taken.”

DISC 3: DRAMA + LIMITED SERIES
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

DISC 4: DRAMA + VARIETY
“Jesus Chris Superstar,” “The Bold Type” and “The Path.”

DISC 5: VARIETY
“Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Weekend Update Summer Edition” and “The Red Nose Day Special.”

DISC 6: REALITY + ANIMATED
“World of Dance,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Better Late Than Never,” “The Wall” and “The David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special.”

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