‘Six Feet Under’ deserves retroactive Emmys now that the academy has adopted ‘Handmaid’s’ orphaned episodes

‘Six Feet Under’ deserves retroactive Emmys now that the academy has adopted ‘Handmaid’s’ orphaned episodes
“The Handmaid’s Tale” will be eligible for Emmys this year after all since the season two episodes that aired too late for consideration last year will be entered this year as orphaned episodes. It’s a reasonable change, but it’s also a reminder of shows whose orphaned episodes were never adopted by the television academy. Specifically, “Six Feet Under” had episodes that tragically died in the orphanage.

The Emmys eligibility period runs from June 1 to the following May 31. That calendar used to be strictly enforced until the year of the “Sopranos” finale, when the television academy instituted a rule allowing “hanging episodes” to be considered if a series aired its last few shows in June.

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But the last three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season two aired too late to even qualify as hanging episodes,
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