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2018 Emmys: Will ‘The Alienist’ become TNT’s second program to win Best Limited Series after ‘Joseph’?

2018 Emmys: Will ‘The Alienist’ become TNT’s second program to win Best Limited Series after ‘Joseph’?

“The Alienist’s” Emmy nomination in the Best Limited Series category came as a pleasant surprise to many people, especially as it got in over shows like “The Looming Tower” (Hulu) and “Twin Peaks” (Showtime), which according to our odds were expected to make the cut. The last time TNT was even in the running for Best Limited Series was in 2006 for “Into the West,” and the only time it prevailed in this category was 23 years ago for “Joseph” (1995). Can the cable network finally take home its second statue for this breakout hit?

The program benefits from not only being accessible to watch, but also from being based on a novel (“The Alienist” by Caleb Carr). Of note, the last three winners in this category — “Olive Kitteridge,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Big Little Lies” — were all based on novels. While “The Alienist” does deal with heavy subject matters such as child prostitution,

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