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Globes to fall frosh: Drop dead

Chuck_2 The Golden Globes had little use for this year’s crop of fall frosh. In fact, if it weren’t for ABC, it would be as if the fall season never even happened.

“Pushing Daisies” did nicely, garnering noms for best comedy and its two leads. “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Samantha Who?” also got some props in the acting categories.

But ABC aside, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. voters snubbed every other program that debuted on the Big Five nets this fall.

In fairness, it’s not as if the class of 2007 has much to be proud of. And the Globes honored plenty of other newcomers– on cable (‘Sup “Mad Men”? Howyoudoin, “Damages”?)

But why no shout out for “Chuck,” the most fun you can have watching an hour of TV these days? Zachary Levi (left) was perfect as the adorkable title character.

I’d also like to have seen Jim Parsons snag some supporting actor love for his Nile Crane-ian performance on “The Big Bang Theory.” Never thought I’d be lovin’ a Chuck Lorre show– well, I guess I kinda liked early “Dharma and Greg”– but there you have it.

Given how much buzz “Gossip Girl” has gotten, I though Blake Lively might have had a shot for a nom (remember the Globes loved “Felicity” before anyone even knew who Keri Russell was).

“Cane” is very mainstream, and very low-rated, but Jimmy Smits’ starpower might’ve been enough to land a nom in a less competitive year.

And it’s a bit of a stunner that neither Kelsey Grammer nor Patricia Heaton got a mention for “Back to You.” Again, the show isn’t perfect, but they’re Big Stars. Emmy will likely be kinder.

NBC, meanwhile, was probably hoping Damian Lewis might’ve snuck through for “Life.” But since the HFPA also shut out the far superior “Friday Night Lights,” they shouldn’t be surprised.

Anyone else you think shoud’ve been nommed? Click on the lil’ “comments” button below.

–Josef Adalian

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