Maybe it’s a little too early to say definitively that “Arrested Development” will win the Emmy for Best Comedy Series. Let’s start with “can win.” Now that you’ve seen all or some of the new episodes just released by Netflix, do you believe “Arrested Development” is good enough to bag TV’s top award?
It’s facing lots of fierce competition, including “Modern Family,” which has gone undefeated three times, but maybe its winning streak is over. “”30 Rock” stopped at three wins. “Frasier” bagged five – that’s the record. “Arrested Development” is up against “Louie,” “Girls,” “Veep,” “The Big Bang Theory” and, oh, yeah, “30 Rock.” “Arrested Development” won back in 2004, pulling off a spectacular upset despite low TV Nielsens. That victory helped to keep it on the air for two more years, long enough to help it to develop a devoted (and bonkers) cult following.
Six out of the 11 Emmy experts polled by Gold Derby believe “Arrested Development” will be nominated, but none is predicting it to win: Debra Birnbaum and Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), John Kubicek (BuddyTV), Ken Tucker, me and my fellow Gold Derby editor Paul Sheehan. See their rankings here.