CBS Television Studios has shipped its 2018 Emmy FYC mailer to the TV academy membership, spotlighting 10 original programs from an array of networks. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” represent CBS proper, while streaming outlet CBS All Access boasts critical darlings “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Good Fight.” Also included within the Emmy package: Netflix’s “American Vandal,” Showtime’s “Our Cartoon President,” Apple Music’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” TBS’s “Drop the Mic,” and CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex Girlfriend.”
Emmy voters who don’t subscribe to CBS All Access will have no excuse not to watch “Star Trek: Discovery,” as the entire 15-episode first season is included on four DVDs. This latest addition to the “Star Trek” universe is set several years before the original 1960s series and stars “The Walking Dead” alum Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham.
Martin-Green is eligible as Best Drama Actress at the 2018 Emmys, while the rest of the main cast has been submitted in the Drama Supporting Actress/Actor races: Mary Chieffo, Mary Wiseman, Michelle Yeoh, Wilson Cruz, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif and Anthony Rapp.
Season 2 of “The Good Fight,” a continuation of “The Good Wife,” shipped its first three episodes to Emmy voters: “Day 408,” “Day 415” and “Day 422.” Recurring storylines this season include liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) surviving the second year of the Donald Trump administration, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, and Chicago attorneys being murdered in the streets.
“Good” franchise stalwart is Baranski back in the running for Best Drama Actress at the Emmys, while the rest of the ensemble players contend in the supporting categories: Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Andra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, Michael Boatman, Delroy Lindo and Nyambi Nyambi.
CBS Television Studios teamed up with Netflix to produce “American Vandal,” a satire of successful crime documentaries like “Making a Murderer.” Jimmy Tatro stars as a high school student who’s accused of vandalizing cars in the parking lot. The first three cheekily titled episodes are included: “Hard Facts,” “A Limp Alibi” and “Nailed.” Gold Derby reported exclusively that the first season of “American Vandal” will contend as Best Limited Series at the 2018 Emmys.
As for CW offerings, “Jane the Virgin” submitted “Chapter Sixty-Six,” “Chapter Seventy-One” and “Chapter Seventy-Four,” while “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” chose “Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy,” “I never Want to See Josh Again” and “Josh is Irrelevant.”
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