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  • jacob121
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    I didn’t see a forum topic exclusively for series, but will delete if this turns out to be duplicative.

    So, browsing through the various early predictions and my own it looks like the vast majority of people are pulling from this list: Atlanta, Black-Ish, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, and Master of None (if it comes back in time).

    At this point, does it seem like any other show has a possibility of breaking into the lineup?

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    Guest2014
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    Easily The Good Place, with the best and most electrifying plot twist since the Newhart series finale.

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    Riley
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    I started this one a while back:

    http://www.goldderby.com/forum/television/comedy-2017/

    Up to you.

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    I think there are several shows with a chance, and I doubt The Good Place is one of them, even though it should be. I see a lot of people predicting Insecure, and while I love that show, I just can’t see it happening. I think A Series of unfortunate Events is definitely a BIG threat. I also will at least say that One Day at a Time is a contender. Dear White People is not out yet, but I can almost bet it will be a HUGE contender. It is on a big platform and one episode is directed by fresh Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins. Not only will it be a contender because he is attached, but it’ll be a contender because it has to be amazing if it can get Barry Jenkins. Great News and Trial and Error will be contenders because of the names attatched.

    I think there are two shows that could easily SHOCK everybody: Better Things and Catastrophe.

    Everybody loves Pamela Adlon. Everybody knows Pamela Adlon. Everybody admires Pamela Adlon. And her show is great on a known channel. Watch out for this show. And Louis C.K. is attached and they LOVE Louis C.K.

    Next, Catastrophe. There are two things making me think that this show has a chance. A) that writing nomination last year is very telling. If season 3 is even better than 1 and 2, it could easily sneak in. Almost always, when a show gets nominated for writing without a series nom, it gets in the next year if and only if the general consensus for the next season is better. B) Carrie Fisher. Everybody loves Carrie Fisher, ank knowing this was her last project, a lot of people will probably watch to see her. I am suspecting she will get an acting nomination and she might be able to carry the show with her.

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    grantmoz
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    Veep is wining this again.

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    Roney Moore
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    MF’s guild fate seem similar to TBBT’s the year before it was dropped from Emmys. Being forgotten by DGA after years of not getting in to Emmy Directing yet staying in the more populist ones SAG and PGA. Though, never get your hopes up when it comes to that show, I guess.

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    jacob121
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    Sorry Riley – your thread didn’t have the word “series” in the title so it didn’t show up in my search! You had a very insightful breakdown of the race there. This thread has more posts now, though, so may as well roll with it.

    Hunter, I have seen you stump for A Series of Unfortunate Events and One Day at a Time in other threads but I am just not buying what you are selling with those ones.

    Catastrophe on the other hand, intrigues me. I couldn’t have been happier with that writing nomination last year and I hope at the very least it retains an inexplicable Episodes-like grasp on that category for years to come. With the glut of more mainstream options, though, I am unsure if it will be able to break out into other categories. I think series, Carrie Fischer, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney are all contenders, certainly, but I am not sure if the viewership is large enough to push them towards an actual nomination. Amazon, Transparent aside, has largely failed at the Emmys game thus far. Fleabag will also appeal to many of the same voters, I suspect, and may erode some of Catastrophe’s support. In an ideal world I would love to see them both get in.

    Dear White People intrigues me but reserving judgement until it comes out. I haven’t seen the movie so don’t have much to go on and I don’t believe it has any Emmy friendly names attached aside from Jenkins who is only stepping in for one episode it seems.

    Roney, I agree with you on a certain level but MF was way more of an Emmys juggernaut than BBT ever was so it may take more for them to finally shake it off. I suspect there is a solid core of voters who will continue to vote for it until its off the air a decade from now.

    (I liked the Good Place)

    SO – who wins? Anyone else suspect Atlanta may take down Veep?

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    Karl Vincent
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    The only new comedy series that I think that will get a shot is Atlanta. The rest like Santa Clarita Diet,The Good Place,Fleabag and Divorce is hopeless.

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    I think anti Trumpism will help Atlanta (cool, young, black, and liberal) more than Veep, unless Veep does some REALLY good stuff this year. I see Atlanta as Homeland ( the cool new exciting show) and Veep as Mad Men. They love Veep, just as Mad Men, but they move on to go to the hot new show. The only thing wrong with my comparison is Mad men went down in nominations the more it won series, but Vice Versa with Veep. Veep has more support than Mad Men had when it finally lost. I am, however, expecting a steep decline in nominations though. My best guess is that if Veep does win this year, it’ll be its last, with a small chance of next year, but no more after that. I really do think Atlanta could take it down though.

    I do think we are underestimating Blackish for the win though. I am expecting it do explode in nominations with Jennifer Lewis, guest stars, writing and directing.

    My only concern, and it is a shame that this could even be a possibility, is that Atlanta and Blackish will split the black vote and cause Veep to win. I feel like if only one of them made it Veep would loose.

    Also, I Liked Unfortunate Events, but I don’t think it should be nominated for series, but I do think it’ll have a big chance. It just seems like a show that’ll be huge.

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    Current Predictions:

    Veep

    Atlanta

    Black-ish

    Silucon Valley

    Transparent

    Catastrophe

    Dear White People

    Alternates: Kimmy Schmidt (I can’t decide between this and Trans has sucked this awards season), Modern Family, Better Things

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    J H
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    vice versa when veep went from 5 wins its first winning year to 3 last year? hmm

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    Macca
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    Predicting:

    Atlanta
    Black-ish
    Master of None (possibly)
    Modern Family (possibly)
    Mozart in the Jungle
    Transparent
    Veep

    Master of None and Modern Family could be pushed out by either Shameless, SV or UKS.

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    Riley
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    Mozart in the Jungle over Silicon Valley? Now I have seen everything!

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    Bee
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    Shameless isn’t making it in. Y’all been trying to make that show happen for years.

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    Macca
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    Shameless isn’t making it in. Y’all been trying to make that show happen for years.

    Until Macy won at SAG I would have said the same thing.

    Mozart in the Jungle over Silicon Valley? Now I have seen everything!

    Season 3 was actually pretty good, while SV has been pretty lackluster lately. And with HBO adding more to their comedy line-up, vote-splitting may occur.

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