‘Shameless’ Switching to Emmy Comedy Categories

'Shameless' Switching to Emmy Comedy Categories

Will this win an Emmy for Emmy Rossum?

Showtime's “Shameless” will compete in the comedy categories for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, after three seasons of submitting in all drama categories.

The network hopes the category switch will help the series finally score with Emmy voters. Though Joan Cusack has been nominated three times for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, the show has never won.

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has granted executive producer and showrunner John Wells‘ request for the series to switch categories, Showtime said Tuesday.

“Shameless,” which stars Academy Award nominee William H. Macy and Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum, has always had both dramatic and comedic elements. Wells developed it for American television, basing it on a hit British series. Because that series was considered a drama, “Shameless” began submitting in the drama categories as well.

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Showtime noted that several of the show's writers, including Nancy Pimental, Alex Borstein, Cindy Caponera and Mike O'Malley, have comedic roots.

Besides Macy and Rossum, the show stars Ethan Cutkosky, Emma Greenwell, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher, Jake McDorman, and special guest star Cusack.

It is executive produced by Wells, Andrew Stearn, Mark Mylod and Nancy Pimental, and produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

  • AC

    No, but it SHOULD mean an Emmy for Joan Cusack.

  • James

    GOOD!!!! Now they won't be able to ignore this gem any longer. They could fill the entire supporting actor category themselves.

  • Mike

    Lead Actress: Emmy Rossum
    Supporting Actor: William H Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher.

  • Arthur

    So what? This show looks terrible.

    • http://www.yourentertainmentcorner.com/ Linda Seide

      If you haven't seen the show, you shouldn't be commenting. Shameless is one of the best shows on TV.

  • Carlton

    They have seemed to move away from nominating the Showtime Comedies years ago. Now they just go for straight sit-coms. This is a show that should be nominated, but it won't be.

  • George

    Emmy, Cameron, and Jeremy should be nominated with the show. Also, Emma or Shanola.

  • Honey Badger Don't Care

    Will this win an Emmy for Emmy Rossum?

    Who the hell cares?

    • MarkJeffries

      Did someone hold a gun to you to read this article, moron? If you're not interested, DON'T READ IT!

      • Honey Badger Don't Care

        The answer is Honey Badger Don't Care!

  • Handsome Bobb

    This is one of the best shows on TV. I really hope this means that the fantastic cast and writers will start to get the credit they deserve. Noel Fisher deserves a nomination this year, undoubtedly.