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Which TV Show has the BEST Shot @ Beating ‘Modern Family’?

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #538675

    Of course, ‘Modern Family’ will be hard to beat in the Emmy race for Best Comedy Series, but which rival has the best shot at taking it down? And why do you think so?

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    Laactingnyc
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    Parks and recreation has the best chance, but i would love to see Curb your enthusiasm win……….but that probably won’t happen.

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    Riley
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    Parks and recreation has the best chance, but i would love to see Curb your enthusiasm win……….but that probably won’t happen.

    This exactly.

    The test is if Parks and Recreation can finally get into writing and then directing and editing.  It has only amassed four nominations thus far: two for lead actress, one for series and one for sound mixing.  Sound was a good start, but a supposed hot show like this really needs writing or directing or at least editing.  Look at The Office: the show won series in 2005 with just five nominations, in series, lead actor, writing and two editing.  Parks and Recreation has wisely submitted just one episode for editing this year, but it does need to take down nominated-its-last-six-years Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s two killer submissions (“Palestinian Chicken” and “Mister Softee”), nominated-the-last-four-years 30 Rock (either “The Tuxedo Begins” or “Leap Day”) and 2011 double nominee Modern Family (“Leap Day” and “Election Day” submitted).

    Parks and Recreation can probably get sound mixing again by way of inertia (and it only submitted one episode, yay), I figure that it gets editing, writing (this will be the hardest without an obvious nominee from the four that it submitted), lead actress again, supporting actor because the field is weak and announcing the nominations should be just enough and maybe directing just because the field is so crowded and I cannot tell what will slip in.  That is six nominations and in key categories and well-positions it as the biggest competition for Modern Family.

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    Trent
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    The obvious nomination for writing would be Citizen Knope, no? It appeared on the FYC screener. Though The Debate will get votes for Poehler.

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    Riley
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    That is precisely the conundrum: the FYC episode or the Poehler one?  And can the show afford to be splitting votes between the two?

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    Citizen Knope was the best episode but I doubt they have the tapes to win series. Only Louie has the tapes and the snob appeal.

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    Denis
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    I could see Veep and Curb upsetting, but I agree that Louie has the best chance to beat it for good.

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    Boidiva02
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    I’m thinking VEEP or maybe Parks & Recreation.   VEEP has the HBO factor going for it, and the talent of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss a known Emmy favorite.    I think it’s going to take it.

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    Trent
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    Veep cannot beat Modern Family. Yes it has HBo and Dreyfus, but that and Armanda are the only things it has. It has no “street cred” and doesn’t seem like the “cool” show to be watching in Hollywood. It’s also very sour and mean. When was the last time a show like that won Best Comedy?

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    Denis
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    Cool show?? this is the emmys we are talking about, not the globes, here, quality matters.

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    MehdiBR
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    Parks And Rec. And they need it. I think season 5 will be the last season of the show because of the terrible ratings. But an Emmy win can save Parks And Recreation. 

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    Steve Kind Of
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    I wanna say Parks and Rec has the best shot because it’s easily the best show out of all of those, including Modern Family. But honestly, I think it’s The Big Bang Theory. I think the Emmys will wanna acknowledge it while it’s still the biggest comedy on TV.

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    GoMe91
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    hm…well right now, i think parks and rec and modern family are the only 2 true locks in the category (in that every other show has some sort of vulnerability, incl. curb and 30 rock). so i should say that parks has the best chance.

    if the nominees are what we expect (incl. louie getting in for the office or glee), then i think parks and rec would have the strongest chance in beating modern family . however, if veep is able to breakthrough and actually make the top 6…then i think veep would be 2nd in this race. (i know that makes no sense but it’s just my gut feeling).

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Critics love Girls and it has the buzz, but I wonder if it’s strong enough for the show to be nominated in Comedy Series to begin with.
    I have a feeling Parks may never win the big prize.

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    TV12
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    Cool show?? this is the emmys we are talking about, not the globes, here, quality matters.

    That’s the funniest joke I’ve ever heard on this forum. EVER!!!!

    If quality mattered, a lot of people and shows would not have Emmys. Would Jon Cryer have an Emmy if it were about quality? Melissa McCarthy? Cherry Jones? James Spader x3? Tony Shahloub x3? Jim Parsons x2? And out of all of theses shows that have won, The Wire, undoubtedly the best show ever on television, never was victorious. In fact, it was rarely nominated.

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