Experts’ Emmy predictions: ‘Modern Family’ will repeat as Best Comedy Series

Modern Family” is the clear favorite to win the Emmy again as Best Comedy Series according to experts polled by Gold Derby. See their rankings here.

When nominations were first announced on July 18, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Louie” had initial support. That has waned over the past two months as no single threat has emerged to take on the three-time champ. If “Modern Family” does prevail again, it would join “All in the Family,” “Cheers,” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as the only other four-time winners in this category. “Frasier” is the all-time king with five victories.

Currently, it leads the experts’ predictions with 3 to 10 odds over “Louie” at 12 to 1. “The Big Bang Theory” and “30 Rock” are tied in third place at 14 to 1. “Veep” is listed at 50 to 1. The last slot is held by “Girls” at 100 to 1. See full odds rundown here.

Almost all experts (14 of 17) are backing “Modern Family”:  Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum and Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Mike Cidoni and Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), A.J. Hammer (CNN HLN Showbiz Tonight), Daniel Manu (TelevisionWithoutPity), Melanie McFarland (IMDB), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Steve Pond (TheWrap), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Ken Tucker (freelance), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times).

Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) is picking “Louie.” Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) has chosen “The Big Bang Theory.” Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) is predicting “30 Rock.”

Five out of eight Gold Derby’s editors also bet on “Modern Family”: Chris Beachum, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and Sheehan. The other three opt for “Louie”: Matt Noble, O’Neil, and David Schnelwar. See their rankings.

Our Top 24 Users who scored best last year when predicting Emmys are also heavily favoring “Modern Family” (17 of 24). Six of those people choose “30 Rock,” and just one has “Louie.” See their breakdown. Compare that to what all of our site users think: 44% pick “Modern Family,” 21% say “30 Rock”, and 15% say “Louie.” See more.

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