Showtime returning series boast bounty of Emmy contenders

As well as four new series, Showtime has a half dozen returning shows that could reap a slew of Emmy Awards nominations. The paycaster has confirmed exclusively to Gold Derby category placements for many of its contenders.

Among them are “Nurse Jackie” and “United States of Tara” which boast star turns by the two most recent Best Comedy Actress Emmy winners Edie Falco and Toni Collette respectively. And the slate of guest acting potential nominees include an Oscar winner as well as several previous Emmy champs.

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor: David Duchovny
Comedy Supporting Actor: Evan Handler
Comedy Supporting Actress: Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin, Natascha McElhone,
Comedy Guest Actor: Rob Lowe
Comedy Guest Actress: Carla Gugino

Drama Series
Drama Actor: Michael C. Hall
Drama Supporting Actor: Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, James Remar, David Zayas
Drama Supporting Actress: Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez
Drama Guest Actor: Jonny Lee Miller, Peter Weller
Drama Guest Actress: Julia Stiles

“Nurse Jackie”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actress: Edie Falco
Comedy Supporting Actor: Peter Facinelli, Dominic Fumusa, Paul Schulze, Stephen Wallem
Comedy Supporting Actress: Eve Best, Merritt Wever
Guest Comedy Actress: Swoosie Kurtz, Judith Light, Marian Seldes, Anna Deavere Smith

“Secret Diary of a Call Girl”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actress: Billie Piper
Comedy Supporting Actress: Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi

“United States of Tara”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actress: Toni Collette
Comedy Supporting Actor: John Corbett, Keir Gilchrist
Comedy Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt, Brie Larson
Guest Comedy Actor: Eddie Izzard
Guest Comedy Actress: Frances Conroy

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress: Mary-Louise Parker
Comedy Supporting Actor: Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish
Comedy Guest Actor: Richard Dreyfuss

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