Autism News

Autism Dating Show Wins Emmy Awards

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | September 6, 2022

David and Abby appear in “Love on the Spectrum U.S.” on Netflix. The show won in three categories at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (Netflix)

A documentary series following the dating experiences of young adults with autism is the winner of multiple Emmys.

“Love on the Spectrum U.S.” took home the prize for outstanding unstructured reality program at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The show beat out Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean,” Netflix’s “Cheer,” VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked” and Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” for the award.

“Love on the Spectrum U.S.” also received Emmys for outstanding picture editing for an unstructured reality program and outstanding casting for a reality program.

The series debuted on Netflix in May with a six-episode run featuring Americans with autism searching for love.

The show is a takeoff on the Australian series “Love on the Spectrum,” which premiered on Netflix in 2020 and has aired two seasons.

The Emmys for “Love on the Spectrum U.S.” are among several creative arts awards handed out ahead of the main Emmy Awards ceremony, which is set to take place next Monday.

An edited broadcast of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on FXX and will be available to stream on Hulu Sept. 11-17.

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