The Envelope’s Tom O’Neil is required reading for anyone who loves television and wants to understand its inner-workings — a demographic, apparently, that includes TV network execs.
In his post Emmy Voting For Dummies, he implies (politely and with many excuses) that some of the dummies who don’t get Emmy voting procedures are the suits who really should know better.
“I’m sooooo confused,” confessed a TV network executive while chatting with The Envelope last week. “Emmy judges are viewing sample episodes to decide nominees this year just like they do winners, too, right? Or no? Wait! They’re voting but their votes only count for half this year? Would someone please explain this voting system to me?”
Sure. As soon as you explain to us how a show like Studio 60 could be canned. Harrumph.