Good news 'Duck Dynasty' as Emmys add new category: Unstructured Reality Program

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Feb 21 2014 03:23 am
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The TV academy has responded to the overwhelming number of reality television series by splitting that decade-old category into two: Structured and Unstructured.

Ironically, in making this announcement, the Emmys give four examples of these two genres which have never won the combined race for Best Reality Program. Eight-time also ran “Antiques Roadshow” and four-time loser “MythBusters” are listed as Structured series while the never-nominated "Duck Dynasty" and "Pawn Stars" represent the Unstructured shows. 

The Reality Program prize was introduced in 2004. Of the 10 races to date, there has been an uneven split between structured and unstructured programs with the former winning seven times while the latter claimed only three Emmys. 

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Structured shows won the first three races: "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (2003) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2004, 2005). 

Then the very unstructured "Kathy Griffin: Life on the D-List" won two in a row (2006, 2007) before the surprise wins by the structured "Intervention" (2008) and "Jamie Oliver: Food Revolution" (2009). 

The unstructured "Deadliest Catch" won in 2010 with the structured "Undercover Boss" claiming the prize for the last two years running. 

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We will be adding both Best Structured and Best Unstructured Reality Program to our prediction center in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get started with your Emmy predictions now by forecasting what will win Best Comedy Series by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And join in our fierce forum debate about the merits of this move here.

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