A&E has shipped off its 2017 Emmy FYC mailer to the TV academy membership, which includes eight of their hottest programs. Among them are the religious exposé “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” last year’s reality champ “Born This Way,” and the final season of “Bates Motel.” In addition a Viceland USB stick is included within the package, as well as a link for Emmy voters to watch even more episodes online at the A&E screening room. Scroll down to see which specific episodes the cable network has included on eight DVDs.
DISC ONE: “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” — This buzz-worthy contender for Best Informational Series or Special that shines a light on Scientology has included the episodes “Disconnection,” “The Bridge,” “Auditing” and “Golden Era.”
DISC TWO: “Born This Way” — Last year’s winner for Best Unstructured Reality Program is back again to reclaim Emmy gold. The show that gives viewers an intimate look at a group of young folks with Down syndrome has submitted the episodes “Game of Love,” “Great Expectations,” “Dream Come True” and “Oh Baby!”
DISC THREE: “Bates Motel” — The spooky three-time Emmy nominee may have checked out for good, but it still has one more awards cycle to get through. The horror drama starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore has provided these four episodes for voters to enjoy: “Dark Paradise,” “Bad Blood,” “Dreams Die First” and “Marion.”
DISC FOUR: “Intervention” — This 2009 Emmy winner for Best Reality Program returns this year to compete in the Unstructured race. The long-running series, which began in 2005, has shipped off the episodes titled “Brittany,” “Sturgill,” “Katie” and “Tiffany.”
DISC FIVE: “Life, Animated” — If that title sounds familiar, it’s because the A&E contender was recently nominated at the Oscars as Best Documentary Feature (losing to “O.J.: Made in America”). Will this project about a young autistic man who found his voice through Disney movies have better luck with TV academy members?
DISC SIX: “60 Days In” — This Best Unstructured Reality Program contender is submitting four episodes from its standout third season about being imprisoned in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail. They are: “All Pain, No Gain,” “Criminal Justice,” “Fulton County Jail: Welcome to the A-T-L” and “Truth or Dare.”
DISC SEVEN: “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later” — Eligible in the Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special category, this culturally relevant doc marks the 25th anniversary of the devastating Los Angeles riots.
DISC EIGHT: “Wahlburgers” — This docuseries about the lives of Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlburg was previously nominated for Best Unstructured Reality Program in 2014 and 2015, but has yet to win. The latest episode entries are “Wahlformers,” “Thanxmas,” “Donnie Draper” and “VR The World.”
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