Emmys 2018 comedy slugfest: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Will & Grace’ or ‘Roseanne’?
“It is still early days, but we have a pretty good idea of what is in and what is out,” declares senior editor Rob Licuria during our 2018 Emmy nominations slugfest focusing on Best Comedy Series and all four of the main comedy acting races. He is joined by fellow senior editor Matt Noble and contributing writers Riley Chow, Zach Laws, Tony Ruiz and Amanda Spears to dish their early predictions and what to look out for in the comedy categories (watch above).
“It’s an open field and no one really has it locked up at this stage,” Noble says. With “Veep” and “Master of None” not eligible, we know that there are at least two open slots, but Noble says there could be another, noting that he thinks “‘Modern Family’ could drop off this year, leaving three open slots.” What happens then with new and returning shows?
Spears agrees, noting that “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” from Amazon “is the one to look out for, and also, this is ‘Silicon Valley’s’ first chance as HBO’s premiere comedy.” Spears is also reluctant to predict some of the revivals (like “Will & Grace,” Roseanne,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and even “Arrested Development,” “because they’ve [already] been rewarded. Maybe their time has just passed.”