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Academy tries to figure out how to deal with reality TV for the Emmys.

Academy tries to figure out how to deal with reality TV for the Emmys.
Should reality TV shows be included in the “outstanding nonfiction program” category and face off against A&E’s “Biography” during the Emmys? Or should a new category be created? Those are some of the questions the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is currently asking as they look at how to include reality TV shows in their nomination categories.

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