Parting is such sweet sorrow… unless you’re a TV fan.
This year, just like every other, the TV networks played God with our remote controls by cancelling some of our favorite comedy series. But this is no laughing matter.
In some cases, as with 2006 Best Comedy Series winner “The Office” and three-time champ “30 Rock” (2007, 2008, 2009), the showrunners were involved in the decisions and had ample time to write fitting conclusions to the stories and characters we’d come to love.
But, in most instances, the cancellation axe swung fast and without notice.
Laura Dern fans are still mourning their light-hearted “Enlightened” being axed by HBO while vocal cult audiences are in a state of denial about the cancellations by ABC of “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.”
All of that, and we haven’t even mentioned any of the freshmen series that failed to connect with audiences and get a second-season pick-up.
For those fans that were forced to say an early goodbye to their favorite comedies, the only solace for broken funny bones might be one last hug from Emmy voters. What better way to feel a sense of pride (and vindication) than having their shows get some last-minute recognition from the TV academy?
Judges are currently scouring through their Emmy ballots, where they’re encouraged to vote for up to 10 entries in the race for Best Comedy Series. Their tallies will make up the top six nominated comedy series, which will be announced July 18.
In other words, it’s not too late to influence the Emmy race!
Vote in our poll below and make your voice heard.