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  • Emil Petrov
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    Why is Raising Hope so underrated by the Emmys? I find the show to be absolutley amazing, and it is a mistery why they snubbed it so hard?

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    Macbeth
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    Raising Hope is a very good show. The performances from Martha Plimpton and Garrett Dilahunt are excellent. The Emmys however have shown that they aren’t predictable by not nominating Emmy queen Cloris Leachman. The show could be seen as too “hip” for voters. It is very good and the guest appearances by Jason Lee and Fred Willard are very good, they should have had nominations…

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    Karl William
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    For me the show was the best last season. And Martha Plimpton should have gotten in again this year, but it’s too underclass for voters.

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    Icky
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    Voters have drawn a line in the sand this year. If your comedy isn’t on HBO (Girls, Veeps, CYE) or a popular network sitcom (Modern Family, TBBT) it isn’t important. Low-rated, acclaimed network sitcoms (Raising Hope, Community, Cougar Town, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings, The Middle) gets no love. They’re trying to please the populists and the snobs while sacificing the comedies that actually deserve recognition. Raising Hope gets a double whammy because it’s a low-rated network sitcom, and it’s about a lower income/white trash family.

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    Morgan Henard
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    I’m so glad this thread was started. Next to Veep, this was absolutely the funniest series of the 2011-2012 season. Martha Plimpton had the best submission last year and even with seven nominations this year, she couldn’t get back in. It’s a terrific ensemble and one can always count on laughing when watching this show. I’m just glad FOX is giving it a third season. We all know how cancel-happy that network can get.

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    adamunc
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    The Emmys have never really embraced comedies about lower-class or working-class families. They liked the cast of Roseanne, but never even nominated the series. And I think it only got one writing nomination and no directing.

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    GoMe91
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    Voters have drawn a line in the sand this year. If your comedy isn’t on HBO (Girls, Veeps, CYE) or a popular network sitcom (Modern Family, TBBT) it isn’t important. Low-rated, acclaimed network sitcoms (Raising Hope, Community, Cougar Town, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings, The Middle) gets no love. They’re trying to please the populists and the snobs while sacificing the comedies that actually deserve recognition. Raising Hope gets a double whammy because it’s a low-rated network sitcom, and it’s about a lower income/white trash family.

    What about 30 Rock? That’s low-rated and (for the most part) critically acclaimed. Interesting how you left that show off your theorem.

    And to say P&R gets no love is a little ridiculous. It still got a few noms this year (incl. 2 for directing). The show is still at least on the voters’ radar.

    Honestly, I’ve sort of lost interest in Raising Hope and The Middle…but I think HAPPY ENDINGS and COUGAR TOWN are definitely underrated and deserving of some nominations. 

    Also, besides maybe the two year old Critics Choice Awards, no other major TV Awards are doing any better than the Emmys. 

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    Morgan Henard
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    [quote=”Eeeekk”]Voters have drawn a line in the sand this year. If your comedy isn’t on HBO (Girls, Veeps, CYE) or a popular network sitcom (Modern Family, TBBT) it isn’t important. Low-rated, acclaimed network sitcoms (Raising Hope, Community, Cougar Town, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings, The Middle) gets no love. They’re trying to please the populists and the snobs while sacificing the comedies that actually deserve recognition. Raising Hope gets a double whammy because it’s a low-rated network sitcom, and it’s about a lower income/white trash family.

    What about 30 Rock? That’s low-rated and (for the most part) critically acclaimed. Interesting how you left that show off your theorem.[/quote]

    Tina Fey. Alec Baldwin. Lorne Michaels. ‘Nuff said. 

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    Daniel B.
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    I was hoping (and predicting) that Raising Hope would do better this year at the Emmys than last year, due to the attention/exposure it got from Plimpton and Leachman’s nominations the year before.

    Unfortunately, both were snubbed this year, as were Garret Dillahunt, who I predicted would get in Lead Comedy Actor, and was left out of the Best Comedy Series lineup, which I predicted it would get nominated in.

    I hope Emmy voters realize their error, and welcome Plimpton back next year, and that she doesn’t become a one-time nominee. 

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    [quote=”GoMe91″][quote=”Eeeekk”]Voters have drawn a line in the sand this year. If your comedy isn’t on HBO (Girls, Veeps, CYE) or a popular network sitcom (Modern Family, TBBT) it isn’t important. Low-rated, acclaimed network sitcoms (Raising Hope, Community, Cougar Town, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings, The Middle) gets no love. They’re trying to please the populists and the snobs while sacificing the comedies that actually deserve recognition. Raising Hope gets a double whammy because it’s a low-rated network sitcom, and it’s about a lower income/white trash family.

    What about 30 Rock? That’s low-rated and (for the most part) critically acclaimed. Interesting how you left that show off your theorem.[/quote]

    Tina Fey. Alec Baldwin. Lorne Michaels. ‘Nuff said. [/quote]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xnZ6g14WwY

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    Morgan Henard
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    [quote=”Morgan_Henard”][quote=”GoMe91″][quote=”Eeeekk”]Voters have drawn a line in the sand this year. If your comedy isn’t on HBO (Girls, Veeps, CYE) or a popular network sitcom (Modern Family, TBBT) it isn’t important. Low-rated, acclaimed network sitcoms (Raising Hope, Community, Cougar Town, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings, The Middle) gets no love. They’re trying to please the populists and the snobs while sacificing the comedies that actually deserve recognition. Raising Hope gets a double whammy because it’s a low-rated network sitcom, and it’s about a lower income/white trash family.

    What about 30 Rock? That’s low-rated and (for the most part) critically acclaimed. Interesting how you left that show off your theorem.[/quote]

    Tina Fey. Alec Baldwin. Lorne Michaels. ‘Nuff said. [/quote]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xnZ6g14WwY[/quote]

    No eyerolling necessary. I’m actually thrilled 30 Rock got to stay on and continue despite its low ratings in the beginning. And I’m glad that Emmy caught onto its genius. But for every 30 Rock and Arrested Development there’s a Roseanne and Raising Hope

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    30 Rock won the comedy series Emmy three years in row and still stars Fey and Baldwin. No matter the quality or ratings of this past season, no one expected it to go anywhere. When your a show voters love or have loved in the past you’re less vulnerable to low ratings

    A couple of writing nods does not make up for P&R getting inexplicably dropped from series. This season may not have been its strongest, but it was still miles ahead of what Modern Family and TBBT had to offer. Not being on HBO or having good ratings is probably the primary culprit. Besides 30 Rock there are no low rated broadcast comedies nominated for series, and the most acclaimed comedies on TV are mostly low rated broadcast comedies.

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