Can 'The Voice' crash the Emmy reality show party?


Reality TV always seems to get the short end of the stick from Emmy watchers, but it's probably because the television academy really doesn't know what to do with the category. For instance, the categories for outstanding reality show, reality-competition show and reality host have been shuttled back and forth between the main primetime ceremony and the Creative Arts ceremony -- what former winner Kathy Griffin has affectionately called the "Schmemmys" -- so many times that it's hard to keep track. Secondly, the academy seems to be have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to reality; until 2010, the only winner of the competition show category was "The Amazing Race" (the equally highbrow-ish "Top Chef" won last year), and in the general reality program category, there's not a Kardashian or a Real Housewife to be found.But at some point, the folks at the academy are going to have to acknowledge that reality...


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