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Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party Nominated for Emmy




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The curious dynamic between hosts Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is instantly magnetic. On August 25, it was announced that Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy award in the “Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program” category.

The series is brought to us by production partners VH1 Network, Merry Jane, Sequential Brands Group and 495 Productions, and the show’s nods and references to cannabis are loud and clear. The show will return to VH1 this fall with an impressive guest lineup including P. Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Patti Labelle, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Don Cheadle, Kate Upton, Terrence Howard, Laverne Cox, Margaret Cho, RuPaul and Anthony Anderson. The series’ first season premiered on November 7, 2016, and it featured guests such as Robin Thicke, Kathy Griffin and Seth Rogen.

With the sheer amount of reality TV programs in circulation, it’s quite an achievement to receive a nomination in that category. “It’s an honor to receive the cannabis industry’s first Emmy nomination, not only for Merry Jane but for the industry overall,” said Ted Chung, co-founder of Merry Jane, said in a press release. “Our goal is to change cultural and social perceptions of cannabis, and this nomination shows that we are doing exactly that.”

Snoop told People last February that he’s never smoked with Stewart, for a simple reason—Stewart prefers alcohol, and Snoop Dogg prefers cannabis, which he explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last May. But that hasn’t stopped Stewart from posting tutorials on her website of how to make dishes such as “green” brownies with Snoop Dogg.

Watch the trailer for season two of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party here. The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards is scheduled to air on September 17 and will be hosted by Stephen Colbert. Other nominees for various awards include Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld, House of Cards and more.

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