Frosh noms fight to avoid sophomore misfires

Levine, Stuart
August 2007
Daily Variety;8/22/2007, Vol. 296 Issue 37, pA1
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The article discusses the issue regarding the Emmy nominations in the U.S. It is noted that many shows now their second season such as "Heroes", "Ugly Betty", and "30 Rock" set a high standard for themselves with their successful first seasons. According to Erin Gough-Wehrenberg, executive vice president of National Broadcasting Company (NBC), the sophomore season is always a challenge. He says the goal is to reinvent and push the creative boundaries of the programs and their storytelling.


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