Emmys 2019: Making the Case for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Veep’ for Comedy Series

  • Variety
Perhaps the Television Academy members have been paying close attention to TV critics and their reviews after all. This year’s comedy series category could have been crafted by members of the Television Critics Assn., given a few pleasant surprises among the nominees. And perhaps they were, because the nods are identical to what the TCA Awards nominated for its comedy race: HBO’s “Barry,” Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag,” NBC’s “The Good Place,” Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” and HBO’s “Veep.” The TCA was ahead of the game with “The Good Place,” which won in 2018; while this year, “Fleabag” was the big winner, taking the top TCA prizes for comedy, program of the year and individual achievement in comedy (for creator-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Emmy voters aren’t expected to be that adventurous, though, as
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