September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm #223080
The only new broadcast network drama from the 2011–12 season to receive nominations in the major categories was Harry’s Law (best actress and guest actor).
But could broadcast dramas make something of a comeback this upcoming season? With Prime Suspect, Maria Bello seems poised to take the “Mariska Hargitay slot” in best actress. Stylish shows like Pan Am and The Playboy Club will probably receive several technical nods, though we won’t know about acting until they premiere.
There are also some promising midseason shows. The critics are already hyping Awake, though they also hyped Kyle Killen’s other series, the quickly-canceled and forgotten Lone Star. The biggest Emmy player of all might be Smash, since people are predicting it to be, a… well, smash.
What say you?September 18, 2011 at 10:04 am #223082
Smash may get in to lead actress drama for Katherine McPhee and Emmy winner Debra Messing, as well as supporting actress drama for Broadway superstar Megan Hilty, who I hope can pull off the win. A drama series nod is a longshot but who knows.
It looks like broadcast comedies are going to have better luck. Christina Applegate will probably get into Lead Comedy Actress. Zooey Deschanel is a possibility since she’s an American darling. Critics seem to love 2 Broke Girls so we may see Kat Dennings sneek in.September 18, 2011 at 10:30 am #223083
Yea I agree with everyone so far that Smash is the best shot. I can actually seeing it being big at the Emmys (getting a series nod and multiple acting nods). I still see the broadcast networks only getting one Drama Series nomination but The Good Wife is no guarantee for another nomination there. The show doesn’t have the best ratings and if it continues to decrease in the ratings it would be heading into cancellation territory. Meanwhile, Smash is looking like its going to be a “smash” in the ratings (it will be following The Voice) and the pilot is getting good reviews.September 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm #223084
It really is too early to tell at this point. With it’s boffo ratings, “2 Broke Girls” is likely to get at least a couple nods here and there; the way “Mike and Molly” did. “The New Girl” may very well be a lucky charm for FOX. For Drama’s there will likely be a drought for the new broadcast drama’s; none of them look too appealling to me. “Terra Nova” will likely reap a bunch of technical nods, but likely won’t get major nods. Pan AM could do well if ratings and reviews are solid; and later in the season “The Finder” might find some luck.
None of the new CBS drama’s looks likely to get much of anything, not even the overly-hyped “Person Of Interest”.September 22, 2011 at 8:40 am #223085
Almost every comedy has debuted, I doubt there’s a single Comedy Series contender here. I also don’t expect the quality of the usual suspects to drop so drastically that they won’t be back next year. Curb Your Enthusiasm had a brilliant season, so I assume that could take the place of The Office, leaving the other 5 shows nominated. I know to many The Big Bang Theory will be the first to go, but without Carell, I think it’ll sadly be The Office. Glee could go either way honestly, popularity didn’t save DH and they already took a hit this year with nominations and wins. I’m pretty confident with this unless any cable show surprises us, Enlightened maybe?
On the drama side, the same could be said. What Curb is in comedy, Breaking Bad is in drama. Dexter, Good Wife, Mad Men, Boardwalk should be back. FNL is gone, making it easier for Breaking Bad than it already was. I don’t know what to think about a possible second nomination for Game of Thrones, we’ll have to wait and see. The Killing had a very strong showing this year with very key nominations, so an equal quality second season could surely push them through. With all these contenders, Homeland is the only other drama series I expect to even make a sound on the category, all network dramas look lame. Even the JJ Abrams ones.September 22, 2011 at 8:42 am #223086
I forgot about Smash. That could be it like you all say. On the cable side, there’s that Dustin Hoffman show, and Don Cheadle’s show. I still don’t know if these are comedies or dramas. I also doubt they’ll have Glee AND Smash together on the comedy side, assuming it goes comedy. So if Glee keeps it up, it might be thrown by Smash…if it actually succeeds.