The CBS sitcom shifted from Monday to Thursday for its fourth season and its growing audience followed. The show is the No. 2-ranked sitcom, and it continues to win its time slot week after week.
However, the "The Big Bang Theory" has failed to win over Emmy voters. Beyond those two consecutive nominations for Parsons, none of the other members of the cast have contended.
"The Big Bang Theory" wouldn't be the only sitcom to get delayed notice from TV academy voters. "Seinfeld," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and "Two and a Half Men" weren't nominated for best comedy until their third season. "The Big Bang Theory's" former Monday night neighbor "How I Met Your Mother" didn't receive a series bid until its fourth season — and neither did "Scrubs."
Without any freshmen comedies getting the awards buzz that "Modern Family" and "Glee" had by this time last year, the road is a bit clearer for "The Big Bang Theory" to secure a series nomination at long last. The media attention surrounding the comedy's move and the never-ending critical praise for Parsons could possibly increase voters' awareness of the quality of the series.
Photo: Jim Parsons at the 2010 Emmy Awards (ATAS)
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
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Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
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Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")