Netflix is campaigning for 13 shows at the Emmys that it's already canceled, including 'Daredevil' and 'American Vandal'
- Netflix's Emmys "For Your Consideration" website lists competing shows ahead of when the eligibility period ends in May.
- Many of the shows have previously been canceled after just two or three seasons.
- Netflix doesn't see value in shows that run over 30 episodes in total, Deadline reported last month.
- But it sees value in the Emmys, and tied with HBO for the most wins last year.
Netflix doesn't like long-running shows, but it loves the Emmys.
Netflix's Emmys "For Your Consideration" website lists a bevy of competing shows ahead of when the eligibility period ends (series released between June 1, 2018 and May 31 this year will be considered). And voting for nominees begins in June.
Many of the shows Netflix is campaigning for have been canceled in the last year after just two or three seasons, including its Marvel shows like "Daredevil" and more recently, "One Day at a Time."
Netflix sees little value in shows that run longer than 10 episodes a season or 30 episodes in total, Deadline reported last month. After that, a show becomes too expensive to continue to invest in, unless it's a major hit like "Stranger Things" that Netflix owns. It's also harder for new viewers to jump into a series after that.
Video-on-demand services in general are more likely to cancel shows quickly than broadcast or cable networks, and Netflix accounts for half of video-on-demand cancellations, according to an Ampere Analysis report released last week. 12 of its 13 canceled shows since September has three seasons or fewer.
Shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards," two of Netflix's first original shows in 2013, are the rare exceptions. Both will be competing in the drama category at the Emmys - "House of Cards" for its sixth and final season, and "Orange Is the New Black" for last year's sixth season (the seventh and final season drops in July, after this year's Emmys eligibility period).
The streaming giant broke HBO's 17-year streak as the most nominated network at last year's Emmys with 112 nominations. It ultimately won 23 awards, tying HBO for the most wins.
Netflix is looking to repeat its success at this year's Emmys in September after a breakthrough performance at the other big awards ceremony, the Oscars, in February. Netflix's "Roma" lost best picture to "Green Book," but the movie still won three major awards, heightening Netflix's already tense relationship with the traditionalists of Hollywood.
Below are 13 canceled Netflix TV shows competing at this year's Emmys (excluding unscripted shows like variety and reality series):
EMMY CATEGORY: DRAMA SERIES
"The Good Cop"
"House of Cards"
"Marvel's Iron Fist"
"Marvel's Luke Cage"
"Marvel's The Punisher"
"Orange Is the New Black"
EMMY CATEGORY: COMEDY SERIES
"Friends From College"
"One Day at a Time"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
EMMY CATEGORY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
"A Series of Unfortunate Events"
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