warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

CBS Chair To Emmy Voters: 'I'm Pissed' Over 'Good Wife' Snub

Kathy Zerbib |
July 17, 2014 | 7:22 p.m. PDT

Senior Entertainment Editor

Nina Tassler is sticking up for "The Good Wife" (CBS).
Nina Tassler is sticking up for "The Good Wife" (CBS).
When the nominations were revealed for the 66th Emmy Awards, there was plenty to say about the blatant snubs in the show categories. CBS Entertainment chair Nina Tassler had a few passionate words of her own regarding "The Good Wife"'s omission from the Best Drama category.

While the show's actors were individually nominated, "The Good Wife" itself was overlooked. 

Actually, broadcast networks as a whole were denied nominations. "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "True Detective," "House of Cards," "Downton Abbey" and "Mad Men" were nominated for Best Drama Series.

Tassler did not mince words. "I'm pissed," she said.

"'The Good Wife' is an incredible show; I would hold it up against any cable or broadcast show out there," Tassler continued. "The production schedule for a show like that with 22 episodes, our production schedules are so much more demanding, so much more difficult."

It is uncommon for a top executive like Tassler to publicly criticize an Emmy decision, though the show was widely believed to have had its best season yet and thus deserving of recognition.

Read more on this story here.

Reach Senior Entertainment Editor Kathy Zerbib here. Follow her on Twitter here.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.