New rules for Emmy hopefuls include revamped comedy and drama series categories. The academy said Friday that series with episodes of 30 minutes or less are now designated a comedy, while those over a half-hour are dramas. (Producers may petition the academy to move a series to the alternative category.)
In another change, the “miniseries” category is now “limited series,” defined as a program of two or more episodes totalling at least 150 minutes that tells a complete story, with no main characters returning in a subsequent season.
The Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sept. 20.