Don’t look for reigning Best Comedy Series winner “Fleabag” among the nominees for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. This Brit hit signed off after only two seasons on Amazon Prime. Only three its six rivals in that race — “Barry,” “The Good Place,” 2018 winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Schitt’s Creek” — aired episodes during the eligibility period of June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. The other three nominees from last year are absent from this year’s ballot with both “Barry” and “Russian Doll” not returning in time while “Veep” signed off in 2019 after seven seasons. Scroll through our photo gallery of 2020 Emmy predictions for Best Comedy Series.
With at least four slots to fill, look for perennial also-ran “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to contend again for its 10th season. It could be the sentimental favorite as it lost all eight of its previous bids. Also back in the mix after a year off is “GLOW.” Among those shows hoping that season 2 is the charm (as it was for “Fleabag”) are “Dead to Me,” “The Kominsky Method,” and “Ramy.” And new shows in the mix include: “Avenue 5” and “Dickinson.”