May 11, 2009
Emmys Get a Little More Variety
David Letterman's writers will no longer have to compete with the likes of Tony Bennett as part of a just-announced Emmys rule change.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has decided to split up the series and specials categories for both writing and directing in a variety, music or comedy program. Until recently, one-off specials were grouped together with ongoing series such as "Late Show with David Letterman" or "Real Time with Bill Maher."
More on the story over at TVWeek.com.