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Peter Scolari Replaces Peter MacNichol on Emmy Ballot

Peter MacNichol of 'Veep' Disqualified

Peter Scolari of HBO’s “Girls” is now the fifth Emmy nominee in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He replaces Peter MacNichol of HBO’s “Veep,” who the TV Academy learned appeared in more than half of the shows episodes this past season, making him ineligible. The other nominated actors in the category are Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS), Tracy Morgan (“Saturday Night Live,” NBC), Martin Mull (“Veep,” HBO) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent,” Amazon).

The nomination does nothing to change HBO’s overall count, but does represent the only one for “Girls” this season. The guest acting categories will be handed out at one of the two Creative Arts Emmys shows, which will take place on Sept. 10 and 11. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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