September 27, 2011 at 9:59 am #229883
We have some previous Emmy winners/nominees that are going to be back in the races for new shows at the upcoming 2012 Emmy Awards. So I thought we would compile a list.
Note: I did not include TV Movie/Miniseries stars.
Who’s Back In:
*Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are back for Damages.
*Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are back for Breaking Bad.
*Larry David is back for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
*Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton for Friday Night Lights
*Toni Collette for United States of Tara
*Gabriel Byrne for In Treatment
*Chris Meloni for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
*Margo Martindale for Justified
*Steve Carell for The Office
Who’s Back in for New Shows:
*Kristin Chenoweth is set to star in the new ABC Comedy, Good Christian Belles. (Supporting)
*Jane Kaczmarek has been added as a supporting player in the NBC Comedy, Whitney (Supporting)
*Tim Allen is set to star in the ABC Comedy, Last Man Standing (Lead)
*Henry Ian Cusick for the new drama, Scandal (Lead)
*Kevin Dillon for the new comedy, How to be a Gentleman (Lead)
*Connie Britton (Lead), Frances Conroy (Supporting), Jessica Lange (Supporting), and Dylan McDermott (Lead) for the new drama, American Horror Story
*Michael Emerson (Lead) and Taraji P. Henson (Supporting) for the new drama, Person of Interest
*Jamie Pressly (Lead) for the new comedy, I Hate My Teenage Daughter
*Cherry Jones (Supporting) for the new drama, Awake
*Debra Messing (Lead) and Anjelica Huston (Supporting) for the new drama, Smash
*Christina Applegate (Lead), Will Arnett (Lead), and Maya Rudolph (Supporting) for the new comedy, Up All Night
*Fran Drescher (Lead) for the new comedy, Happily Divorced
*Kristen Johnston (Supporting) for the new comedy, The Exes
*Lisa Kudrow (Lead) for the new comedy Web Therapy
*Kiefer Sutherland (Lead) for the new drama Touch
*Dustin Hoffman (Lead) for the new drama, Luck
*Laura Dern (Lead) for the new comedy series, Enlightened
*John Goodman (Supporting) is joining the cast of Damages
*Claire Danes (Lead) and Mandy Patinkin (Supporting) for the new drama, Homeland
*Don Cheadle (Lead) for the new comedy, House of Lies
*David Strathairn (Lead) for the new SyFy series, Alphas
*Noah Wyles (Lead) for the new TNT drama, Falling Skies
*Kathy Baker for the new Lifetime drama series, Against the Wall (Supporting)
*Margo Martindale has joined the cast of the new CBS drama, A Gifted Man (Supporting)
*James Spader has joined the cast of The Office (Lead)
*Kelsey Grammer is going to star in the new drama series, Boss (Lead)September 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm #229885This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm #229886
I’d think Keifer Sutherland would be lead on “Touch”.September 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm #229887
Andre Braugher is still eligible for next year. The last 6 episodes of Men of a Certain Age aired this summer.
Noah Wyle is the lead on Falling Skies.
Dylan McDermott is probably lead on American Horror Story.September 29, 2011 at 3:35 am #229888
Also, are Glenn Close and Rose Byrne eligible? Since it’s not viewable unless you have DirectTV? Wonder what the Emmy rules are about this…September 29, 2011 at 5:26 am #229889
^Well, Friday Night Lights was eligible this year too. So why shouldn’t Damages?September 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm #229890
Kelsey Grammer needs to be added. He’s the lead in Boss.September 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm #229891
The fact that Boss gets renewed for season 2 even before the first season airs means the show must at least be good enough. And there were four network bidding for the show before Starz won it, so this coveted show must be up to snuff.
If the show gets really positively reviewed, it can easily break into Drama Series. The political thriller competes at Emmy in an election year. Well, The Good Wife must be damned.September 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm #229892
Really hope to see Zooey get some notice for “New Girl.” She’s a treat.
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