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Which underdog shows would probably sweep Emmys if they were on another network?

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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    Back when it was just the broadcast networks and a few cable channels, it was easy for good shows to get in somewhere at least (even WB shows like “Buffy” and “Gilmore Girls” managed to win at Creative Arts). Nowadays with 400 cable channels, 300 websites, and probably a couple dozen coffee makers airing original scripted shows, it’s much easier to get shut out completely.

    Are there any shows being snubbed now that you think would have made the cut by now if they were on a higher-profile network?

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    The Americans (FX -> HBO)

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    Riley
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    2. Broad City
    3. Hannibal
    4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    6. You’re the Worst
    7. UnREAL
    8. The Last Man on Earth
    9. Empire
    10. Fargo

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    Boidiva02
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    The Knick, Unreal, The Americans, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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    Boidiva02
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    10. Fargo

    Hasn’t it done fairly well at the Emmy’s? I’m not sure the reception could get much better for this one.

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    FrozenBarbie
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    The Knick and Rectify come to mind. I thought Justified may have also benefitted by being on a network other than FX, too.

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    GusCruz
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    Hard to make this argument for any show after Mad Men.

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    mafro987
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    HANNIBAL (although its genre hurts too)!!! The Knick, UnREAL, Rectify.

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    jf123
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    If The Americans was on HBO it would have gotten in every year and maybe would have even won last year

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    leothescorpio
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    Jane The Virgin

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    Riley
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    10. Fargo

    Hasn’t it done fairly well at the Emmy’s? I’m not sure the reception could get much better for this one.

    It has so far, but I am not expecting much for it this year.

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    I’m not getting the argument for The Americans. FX is not a fledgling network, their shows are well-watched in terms of cable ratings, and FX campaigns HARD for that show.

    Something like The Knick or Rectify is what comes to mind for me. Those shows are quality, but so low-profile they barely register.

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    Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – maybe they’ll finally get in, but I doubt it. There is a huge prejudice against The CW (which is sometimes warranted, I know).

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    benutty
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    yeah, you can’t really consider anything on AMC or FX as being on a network that prevents it from getting the Emmys attention it “deserves.” Both networks have proven success with Emmys. In many ways, American Horror Story is a much harder Emmys sell than The Americans and yet…

    My answer is: RuPaul’s Drag Race.

    LOGO is a mess of a network and is wholly incapable of getting both the show and it’s phenomenal host in the reality TV races. If it was on a broadcast channel, it would be a shoe-in. If it was on Bravo, I think it’d have a real shot at nominations and a win.

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    Riley
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    The Americans is the most critically-acclaimed drama on television, but it has never been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. It was not until the third season that it registered at the Emmy beyond the Creative Arts.

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