Competition for this year’s Emmy nomination in Outstanding Comedy Series is fierce. The candidates to carry the trophy home are going to step on each other’s heels.
Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd will try to score again with their brainchild Modern Family. Glee‘s executive producer Ryan Murphy is hoping to elbow his way past Community and Parks and Recreation. But the competition is most fierce between 30 Rock and The Office. Though 30 Rock‘s three-year winning streak ended last year, there’s still a chance for it to make a comeback.
Two And A Half Men may not be on The Emmys’ horizon, but Chuck Lorre is ready to throw his trump card - The Big Bang Theory. And then there’s cable television with Showtime’s Weeds and Nurse Jackie as well as HBO’s Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland that have yet to see the award. The only cable comedy that won an Emmy was Sex And The City in 2001. Newbies like Fox’s Raising Hope and Showtime’s The Big C could score some nods. It’s unlikely but possible. Let’s not forget Cougar Town which has outgrown its title in the first season. The Courteney Cox wagon is now pulling through on its own; no need to rest in the shadow of Friends.
All in all, this should be an interesting year as so many comedies have grown roots, established themselves as potential winners and gained new fans.
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