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'Orange Is the New Black' Emmys Petition Denied, Is a Drama

Netflix just hit a setback for its Orange Is the New Black Emmys campaign… the show will officially be considered in the drama categories this year.

A new rules change stated that all hour-long shows will be considered dramas and all half-hour shows will be considered comedies moving forward. Networks can petition the Academy to be placed in the alternative category, but Orange Is the New Black‘s petition was denied.

The series was nominated last year for 12 awards in the comedy categories and it won three, including one for guest actress Uzo Aduba. The SAG Awards and Golden Globes also considered it in the comedy categories.

The petition was looked over by a nine-member panel and all episodes of the current season were reviewed to determine “as to whether it predominantly takes a comedic or a dramatic approach to the material,” according to Variety.

Taylor Schilling & 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Sing 'Don't Talk to Me' Cover - Watch Now!

Taylor Schilling shows some sass while singing “Don’t Talk To Me” in a brand new promo for her hit show Orange is the New Black!

The 30-year-old actress is joined by her co-stars Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Kate Mulgrew, and Danielle Brooks.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Schilling

If you didn’t know, the cast is covering Tre Coast ft. Lycia Faith‘s “Don’t Talk To Me,” which was inspired by the show’s character Leanne’s Stop, Don’t Talk To Me scene in season 2.

Mark your calendars, Orange is the New Black returns for season three on Friday, June 12.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Orange is the New Black’s cover of “Don’t Talk to Me”?

‘Orange is the Black’ Cast Sing ‘Don’t Talk to Me’

Netflix Reveals Release Dates for 'Orange Is the New Black' & 'Wet Hot American Summer'

Netflix has just announced premiere dates for two of their series’ Orange is the New Black and Wet Hot American Summer.

All of the Orange is the New Black episodes, starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, and more, will become available on the streaming site beginning June 12.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the reboot to the cult classic, will become available a little over a month later on July 17.

Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter, and more are returning for WHAS.

Jason Biggs Not Returning for 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 3

Jason Biggs is not returning to Orange Is the New Black for the upcoming third season.

“They’re not focusing on Larry at the moment,” the 36-year-old actor told the New York Daily News. “Larry will not be in season three. But there’s always a possibility he can come back.”

Netflix has also confirmed that the character will not be featured in the new season, premiering in June.

Jason has plenty on his plate in the meantime. He will star opposite Elisabeth Moss in the Broadway play The Heidi Chronicles, which begins performances on February 23.

'Orange Is the New Black' Sweeps SAG Awards' TV Comedy Categories!

Orange Is the New Black was the big winner in the television comedy categories at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The show won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, beating out the casts of The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, and Veep.

Uzo Aduba was also victorious in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category while ShamelessWilliam H. Macy pulled out a win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the SAG Awards winners in the television comedy categories?

OITNB's Diane Guerrero Pens Op Ed About Family's Deportation, Breaks Down on CNN In Emotional Interview (Video)

Diane Guerrero penned a well written and thought provoking op-ed about her parent’s deportation from America when she was in high school for the LA Times over the weekend and is taking a stance on the issue of immigration.

“Throughout my childhood I watched my parents try to become legal but to no avail. They lost their money to people they believed to be attorneys, but who ultimately never helped. That meant my childhood was haunted by the fear that they would be deported,” the 28-year-old Orange is the New Black star wrote. “And then one day, my fears were realized. I came home from school to an empty house. Lights were on and dinner had been started, but my family wasn’t there. Neighbors broke the news that my parents had been taken away by immigration officers, and just like that, my stable family life was over.”

Diane went on CNN to discuss the issue, and broke down speaking about her childhood. “I’ve grown up without them, and there’s thing about them that are new that I don’t recognize, and it hurts…My parents tried forever…This system didn’t offer relief for them. What I’m asking for is to create or find a solution for families.”

Diane Guerrero Breaks Down on CNN Talking About Immigration Issue

Orange Is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint Will Not Return For Season 3

Orange Is The New Black baddie villain from season two, Vee, played by Lorraine Toussaint, will not be returning to season three of the show, contrary to reports.

“She is not going to be in season 3,” a rep for Netflix told BuzzFeed. It was previously reported by TMZ that the 54-year-old actress was spotted on set, prompting fans to wonder if she would be returning!

SPOILER ALERT! At the end of season two, Lorraine‘s character Vee was hit by Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat), who escaped prison in a van.

Lorraine is currently on the ABC show Forever.

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