With 34 finalists, NBC led the pack of noms in the third annual TV Guide Awards, trailed by CBS with 20.
Winners will be announced in 21 categories Feb. 24 at the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles. Fox will broadcast the show March 7.
NBC’s “The West Wing” is repped in six categories. NBC’s “Frasier” and CBS’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” tie for second, with five finalists, and two Peacock series, “ER” and “Will & Grace,” follow close behind, with four.
Certainly the most eclectic mix comes in the category of personality of the year, where Whoopi Goldberg will be competing against Judge Judy, Emeril Lagasse and Regis Philbin.
More than 100 execs from the TV biz winnowed contestants to a dozen; finalists were determined via ballots published in TV Guide and made available online.