Emmys 2017: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life submitting as Limited Series

Limited Series

One of the first 2017 Emmys mysteries is resolved: Whether or not Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life would be a Limited Series. The Alexis Biedel – Lauren Graham series was in an interesting place, given that technically, it is an extension of the flagship show from many years ago. Therefore, there is an argument to be made that it is a Drama Series. Yet, given the number of episodes and the notion that it was not meant to kick-start additional seasons, you can make the Limited Series argument, as well.

According to TVLine, the Gilmore Girls revival will be submitting within the Limited Series category this year, which is both good news and bad when you think about the field. We think that this decision greatly increases the show’s odds of getting an overall series nomination, but simultaneously, Graham and Biedel now have to compete against the women from Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette & Joan in order to secure a nomination. This is without even bringing Fargo season 3 into the mix, as it has yet to premiere.

It feels like ultimately, every year things are going to get more competitive just because we’re in that Peak TV era where there are fantastic options really all across the board. If Gilmore Girls submitted as a Drama Series, then its two leading ladies would have to battle the likes of Evan Rachel Wood, Taraji P. Henson, Claire Foy, Carrie Coon, Claire Danes, and a wide array of other incredible women. There are so many great roles for actresses at the moment that the field is probably crazier than we’ve ever seen it.

Ultimately, we’re going to dive further into the whole Emmy race when we get around to May, so you’ve got something to look forward to at around that time. Stay tuned.

For now, let us know in the comments what you think about this move for Gilmore Girls, and if you think they’ve got a good chance of getting much of the attention that they deserve from the TV Academy.

Meanwhile, you can head over to the link here in the event you want to secure some further discussion on the future of the series. (Photo: Netflix.)

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