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    On the critical list, to be sure, after another year of snubbery. Will they go the way of the pet rock and hula hoop for good after The Good Place gets forked over by the Academy again next year in its final season?

    There is still quality in the Big Four. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look.

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    I was just saying how it makes no sense to put the show on network when Cable and streaming shows win everything.

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    The Big 4 broadcast networks put a cap on their worst year in Emmy history on Sunday night.

    ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC brought home just 16 awards — the lowest combined total in history for the four major broadcast networks. The previous low was 19 combined wins in 2016. Last year, the networks finished with 22 wins.

    NBC came out ahead of the other three with seven wins total, five of which went to “Saturday Night Live.” CBS and Fox tied with four each, while ABC brought home just one Emmy this year for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s all in the Family and the Jeffersons.”

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    I see that on my longlist of shows under consideration for my decad-in-review lists, network programs account for 4 out of 61 shows. When you’re crap, you’re crap.

    But personal congrats to 30 Rock, American Crime, Bob’s Burgers, and Hannibal!

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    But without broadcast TV where will I get my completely interchangeable police procedurals and medical dramas?

    But personal congrats to 30 Rock, American Crime, Bob’s Burgers, and Hannibal!

    #dead I am so shook you like Bob’s Burgers, FWA. And I still can’t believe NBC had the sheer balls to keep Hannibal going for three seasons, I admit I fell out of love with it in the third season but it was pearls before swine on that network.

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    #dead I am so shook you like Bob’s Burgers, FWA. And I still can’t believe NBC had the sheer balls to keep Hannibal going for three seasons, I admit I fell out of love with it in the third season but it was pearls before swine on that network.

    What can I say? The Belchers got me. I do think the show is well past its prime, but even so, it still keeps my interest, which is hard. Most of what passes for “good” television these days is pretty bad, so kudos to Bob’s Burgers for outclassing most of it even ten years on.

    As for Hannibal… what an anomaly! Good on them for whatever drugs they slipped the NBC execs lol. That one will easily make my top 10 dramas.

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    The death of broadcast TV can almost solely be placed at the feet of broadcast TV. When streaming and premium are shelling out for new content, inventive content, and paying big bucks for it, where’s broadcast at? Paying $7 for a new cop show starring a D-list character actor, written by a monkey at a typewriter.

    The only decent shows, IMHO, on broadcast anymore are the comedies, and even those are few and far between–meaning, The Good PlaceSchitt’s Creek, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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    The death of broadcast TV can almost solely be placed at the feet of broadcast TV. When streaming and premium are shelling out for new content, inventive content, and paying big bucks for it, where’s broadcast at? Paying $7 for a new cop show starring a D-list character actor, written by a monkey at a typewriter.

    The only decent shows, IMHO, on broadcast anymore are the comedies, and even those are few and far between–meaning, The Good Place, Schitt’s Creek, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    Schitts is cable, actually. (PopTV). Sorry. And that’s a rather harsh description of broadcast TV, isn’t it?

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    Schitts is cable, actually. (PopTV). Sorry. And that’s a rather harsh description of broadcast TV, isn’t it?

    Wanting broadcast representation at awards shows is the equivalent to wanting the Fast and Furious franchise and MCU to get Oscar nominations. Broadcast shows (for the most part) serve a different purpose than the cable and streaming series the dominate the Emmys. They appeal to a different audience, not one that wants intelligent, provocative, innovative stories, but rather those that essentially want to watch a new way of doing the same thing, and that’s fine! NBC’s hit new show New Amsterdam does not deserve any Emmy attention, but lots of  broadcast viewers love a hospital procedural and thus it is a success! FBI, the Chicago franchise and NCIS:New Orleans amongst others are not critically anywhere near the level of a Barry, The Crown, or Succession, but the latter shows are probably viewed a whole lot less, and there lies the difference. I will admit to you Guest that The Good Place is a very notable exception.

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    Schitts is cable, actually.

    It’s a CBC production, so it’s a broadcast show in its native country.

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    The only decent shows, IMHO, on broadcast anymore are the comedies, and even those are few and far between–meaning, The Good Place, Schitt’s Creek, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    Superstore is so underrated it’s not even mentioned among these

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    The Artist Formerly Known as Xander Cassel
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    Superstore is so underrated it’s not even mentioned among these

    I haven’t watched Superstore in a long-ass time and forgot it. But the point stands.

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