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Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]

Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]

Nineteen years ago, “Ally McBeal” made Emmy history as the first hour-long show to win Best Comedy Series. A door had been kicked down, it was the dawn of a new era… except it wasn’t. “Ally McBeal,” which was never nominated again for its final three seasons, remains the only one-hour Best Comedy Series champ. But it could finally have some company this year thanks to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

In the absence of “Veep,” “Mrs. Maisel” is currently in second place in our Emmy odds behind “Atlanta.” Coming off a strong awards run with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Producers Guild Awards earlier this year, it has four Experts and five Editors picking it to take home the Emmy. Its eight-episode first season would make it the second shortest season to win Best Comedy Series after “The Wonder Years,” but you can argue that it

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