[WATCH] Emmy Awards 2016 slugfest: Which new comedies and dramas will be nominated?

In our new predictions slugfest for the 2016 Emmy Awards (watch above), Gold Derby writers fight over which new comedies and dramas will be nominated this year. With the departure of “Mad Men” in drama and “Parks and Recreation” and “Louie” in comedy, there are least three slots open for new shows to sneak in, which makes this year’s Emmys particularly exciting.

Mr. Robot” seems to have a great shot at a nomination say Rob Licuria, Ralph Galvan, Charles Bright and myself. After winning Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, it comes into the Emmys as a major contender for USA Network. “Absolutely, that’s without a doubt,” notes Licuria. “It also just won a Peabody, by the way.”

Among the other freshman series also in contention for that open drama slot are “Billions” (Showtime), “The Catch” (ABC), “Horace and Pete” (LouisCK.net), “Jessica Jones” (Netflix), “The Man in the High Castle” (Amazon), “Outsiders” (WGN), “The Path” (Hulu), “Sense8” (Netflix), “Shades of Blue” (NBC), “Underground” (WGN), “UnReal” (Lifetime) and “Vinyl” (HBO).

Over on the comedy side, a slew of newbies are trying to make the cut with Emmy voters, including “Angie Tribeca” (TBS), “Baskets” (FX), “Blunt Talk” (Starz), “The Carmichael Show” (NBC), “Casual” (Hulu), “Catastrophe” (Amazon), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW), “The Detour” (TBS), “Difficult People” (Hulu), “Life in Pieces” (CBS), “The Real O’Neals” (ABC), “Scream Queens” (Fox) and “You Me Her” (Audience Network).

And might “Black-ish” (ABC) or “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon) earn their first noms for their heralded second seasons? Sound off in the comments section below or right here in our famous TV forums.

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