Emmys 2013: 'House of Cards,' 'Arrested Development' change the game

If anything, the nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards indicate the honors are changing, along with the television business itself.And this year, that largely comes down to one word: Netflix.That pay service has become a major player in the Emmys -- which CBS televises Sunday, Sept. 22 -- for the first time, thanks to the two projects it backed that viewers couldn't see anywhere else (before their later home video releases, anyway): the Americanization of "House of Cards" and the revival of "Arrested Development."If the broadcast networks thought they had a lot to fear from cable, now they have direct delivery systems such as Netflix to contend with, too. And just how worrisome does cable continue to be for the ABCs, CBSes and NBCs of the world? Consider that only one of the six nominees for outstanding drama series -- "Downton Abbey" -- is from the broadcast world. And that's PBS.It's the same thing...



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