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‘Luck’ not eligible as miniseries

TV Acad says HBO show will compete as drama series

Although there have been two high-profile shows that have made category changes leading into the Emmys, one series won’t be making any such shift.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has said HBO’s “Luck” will be submitted in the series category. Some had speculated that “Luck” might be eligible to be a contender for miniseries because it ended up airing for only one season.

However, ATAS concluded that because the show was open-ended at the end of the first season and didn’t have a specific beginning, middle and end of the storyline, the show didn’t fit the full miniseries criteria.

Recently, PBS hit “Downton Abbey” moved from the miniseries category to drama series for the Sept. 23 Emmys. Also, the TV Academy allowed FX’s Ryan Murphy hit “American Horror Story” to position itself as a miniseries because of the cast changes and storyline reset for season two.

Even though the pay cabler had ordered a second season of “Luck” early in the first season, HBO made the decision to cancel “Luck” because three horses died during the production of the series and HBO exec could not guarantee that further accidents could be prevented.

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