November 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm #233045
For our new readers, Everybody Loves Raymond broke out at the Emmys in its third year on the air after two years of snubbing. It then went on to win almost every if not all major comedy categories.
This year quite a few shows are going into their third (or more) seasons after years of getting no Emmy (or in some cases, no awards at all) love.
Vote in the poll and discuss below what show you think could FINALLY get its love.November 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm #233047
Right now, I don’t see any of these shows breaking through…
…but I think Community has the best shot I guess.November 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm #233048
I think it has passed the time for fringe to get at least some nods, It has been an amazing season for Anna Torv and John Noble, It is an affront to us, the audience, that John Noble hasn’t been nominated yet, his job is incredible, to me he is the greatest supporting actor in the last few years in a drama series. Maybe, he is another victim of the genre, or else I just don’t understand it, I don’t have any explanations for his lack of nods.November 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #233049
“Community” and “Hot In Cleveland” have the best chance at a series nom. I have no doubt that “Cougar Town” will be awesome again this season, but if the Emmys won’t even recognize the genius of Courteney Cox then the show has no chance.
If Anna Torv couldn’t get nominated for her insanely complex performance (including a Leonard Nimoy impression that could have fallen flat on its face) in season 3, then she’ll never be recognized.November 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm #233050
Sons of Anarchy and Fringe are on season 4. So there Raymond connection is over. Plus with Sutter’s comments, the general and ilogical dislike the Emmys have for the show and Fringe likely getting cancelled with those ratings, it’ll be even harder.
Of the ones remaining, I would say none, least of all The Mentalist (don’t even know how that one made the list).
I wish that Community and Cougar Town could break through, but not only do I not see them getting the Series nod, I don’t even see them getting any nods in general. I assume Community is high on the list for a writing nomination this year, but I won’t be surprised if Modern Family gets all five nominations just to keep Community from ever being nominated.November 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm #233051
The Middle has been doing amazing this season. It broke out in the Critics Choice TV Award and I can see it finally breaking into the Emmys this year.November 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm #233052
Honestly, i could see none of these shows getting nominations….if one of them had to, i would guess The Middle.November 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm #233053
I’m not fan of “The Middle” but that show is the one more likely to break out at the Emmys. Solid show, very good performances, great ratings and it’s starting to get noticed like LatelyPost said.November 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm #233054
I think that Community is the closest to breaking through, and I think that “Remedial Chaos Theory” will help them do it. That episode was easily a standout for the writers, and it could also be an award winner. The reason Community has never gotten much Emmy love is because they really never get any precursor love.
My suggestion is to pay very close attention to the 2012 WGA awards. Out of last year’s nominees, I don’t think that The Office or 30 Rock will be back. That leaves at least one slot open, and I think “Remedial” could take that spot. If Community breaks through at the WGAs, it is going to be hard for the Emmys to fully ignore it again.November 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm #233055
I think Community is the most deserving, and I would be thrilled to see it breat through, but Cougar Town somehow seems more likely.November 13, 2011 at 9:32 am #233056
None of these shows are getting anywhere near the Emmys, imo. All of these shows probably deserve to be nominated more than the shows that actually are, though.November 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm #233057
‘Raymond’ broke through because its ratings kept climbing. There’s a slight chance one of these shows could get net one major nomination (Community can into writing, maybe Heaton could get into lead actress) but multple major nods are pretty much out of the question for all these shows.