What shows have taken a year or more off from the Emmys?

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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    It’s a relatively recent phenomenon, and off the top of my head I count nine:

    – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
    – “Damages”
    – “Breaking Bad”
    – “The Sopranos”
    – “Six Feet Under”
    – “24”
    – “Episodes”
    – “Futurama”
    – “Family Guy”

    Are there any I’m missing?

    Whether they had a long hiatus, were cancelled and brought back later, or other reasons (“24” missed a year due to the writers’ strike).

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    Andrew Eng
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    Big Love (1 eligibility year between season 1 and season 2)
    Deadwood (1 eligibility year between season 2 and season 3)
    The Shield (1 eligibility year between season 6 and season 7)
    Treme (1 eligibility year between season 2 and season 3)

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    outsider
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    “Columbo” was revived and when it returned, Peter Falk received three nominations and won in 1990. The show also won in the guest acting categories for Patrick McGoohan in 1990 and Faye Dunaway in 1994.

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    Emmyfan
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    Just Shoot Me

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    Aaron Christopher
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    “In Treatment” took a year off after its second season… though its third was snubbed across the board. Still, it did well the first two years.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Just Shoot Me

    How so? Just Shoot Me never took a year off. Is it because 6 episodes wasn’t enough to compete for their first season? Because I read somebody recently saying that 6 was the minimum to be a series even though 8 was the required episode number to submit.

    It had a 6 episode first season when it started and then 6 regular seasons for a total of 7. They were elegible every year from 1997 to 2003. I think they were even elegible in 2004 since the last season had about 10 episodes that aired after the 2003 cutoff date plus 4 unaired ones.

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    sorcery
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    The Wire didn’t air during the 2005–06 season.

    I think it’s a recent phenomenon in the U.S. Aren’t there some British series that have ended their seasons (or “series”) and picked up after several years (Fawlty Towers, for example)?

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    Nate
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    Yeah, on the subject of British series, Upstairs, Downstairs could be argued as having taken 34 years off and will have “taken” another year off for Emmy eligibility purposes until next year’s Emmys.

    And Dallas could be considered to have taken 22 Emmy years off until next year’s Emmys.

    These shows aren’t reboots and are considered continuations of the original stories, so it does raise an interesting issue as to when a show “ends” and/or “returns.”

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    TV12
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    I think you meant something around 20 years. Dallas hasn’t been on the air since the very earl 90’s.

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    Nate
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    Yup, sorry, 22 years. Fixed now. Tx.

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    Actually we have a really interesting case this year: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”. It won Reality Program in 2010, was not eligible in 2011 and returns as a nominee in the category in 2012.

    The “interesting” part is the reason the show was not eligible in 2011. It started airing in April on Tuesday nights. The ratings were unexpectedly terrible (the first season had fared rather well on Friday nights). After the second episode, ABC replaced the show with “Dancing With the Stars” recap specials and kept preempting it because the replacements did much better. The remaining four episodes ultimately aired on Friday nights in June.

    So the show premiered in time for the 2011 Emmys and the intention was to have it compete for a second consecutive year. However, scheduling interrupted its run and prevented it from competing. I guess those two episodes from April are considered “hanging episodes”.

    It’s also impressive that it got nominated in 2012 after being off the air for more than a year.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Yeah, on the subject of British series, Upstairs, Downstairs could be argued as having taken 34 years off and will have “taken” another year off for Emmy eligibility purposes until next year’s Emmys.

    And Dallas could be considered to have taken 22 Emmy years off until next year’s Emmys.

    These shows aren’t reboots and are considered continuations of the original stories, so it does raise an interesting issue as to when a show “ends” and/or “returns.”

    Those are great examples. They’re very different circumstances than shows with a long hiatus, but very true.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Actually we have a really interesting case this year: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”. It won Reality Program in 2010, was not eligible in 2011 and returns as a nominee in the category in 2012.

    The “interesting” part is the reason the show was not eligible in 2011. It started airing in April on Tuesday nights. The ratings were unexpectedly terrible (the first season had fared rather well on Friday nights). After the second episode, ABC replaced the show with “Dancing With the Stars” recap specials and kept preempting it because the replacements did much better. The remaining four episodes ultimately aired on Friday nights in June.

    So the show premiered in time for the 2011 Emmys and the intention was to have it compete for a second consecutive year. However, scheduling interrupted its run and prevented it from competing. I guess those two episodes from April are considered “hanging episodes”.

    It’s also impressive that it got nominated in 2012 after being off the air for more than a year.

    This is a strange case. I wondered why it wasn’t submitted last year and didn’t realize only 3 episodes aired during the eligibility period.

    I looked it up. Its season was 6 episodes long, 3 aired in the 2011 eligibility period and 3 aired after. The rule for hanging episodes is that the hanging episodes must air before the return of the first round ballots. The season finale episode aired June 21, which was likely after that cutoff date, so that probably required the show to compete this year instead of last year.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    [quote=”outsider”]Actually we have a really interesting case this year: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”. It won Reality Program in 2010, was not eligible in 2011 and returns as a nominee in the category in 2012.

    The “interesting” part is the reason the show was not eligible in 2011. It started airing in April on Tuesday nights. The ratings were unexpectedly terrible (the first season had fared rather well on Friday nights). After the second episode, ABC replaced the show with “Dancing With the Stars” recap specials and kept preempting it because the replacements did much better. The remaining four episodes ultimately aired on Friday nights in June.

    So the show premiered in time for the 2011 Emmys and the intention was to have it compete for a second consecutive year. However, scheduling interrupted its run and prevented it from competing. I guess those two episodes from April are considered “hanging episodes”.

    It’s also impressive that it got nominated in 2012 after being off the air for more than a year.

    This is a strange case. I wondered why it wasn’t submitted last year and didn’t realize only 3 episodes aired during the eligibility period.

    I looked it up. Its season was 6 episodes long, 3 aired in the 2011 eligibility period and 3 aired after. The rule for hanging episodes is that the hanging episodes must air before the return of the first round ballots. The season finale episode aired June 21, which
    was likely after that cutoff date, so that probably required the show to compete this year instead of last year.[/quote]

    I double-checked this. Last year’s first-round ballots were due on June 24, 2011, after the “Food Revolution” finale.

    On Emmy’s rules and regulations, it talks about hanging episodes as instances where a minority of episodes air outside the eligibility period, but in this case “Food Revolution” was half and half. Who decides when a show is eligible in that case? If a show is allowed to submit in either eligibility period, I’m surprised they didn’t submit last year, when obviously the show would have been fresher in mind. So maybe they were forced to submit for 2012.

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    I’m a little confused. As I mentioned above, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” aired two episodes in April 2011 and the remaining four episodes in June 2011. I got the information from epguides.com. Is the information incorrect because you seem to suggest that it aired three episodes in each eligibility period?

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