Road to the Emmys coverage continues today with the dramatic drama of TV drama.

– David Kronke looks at how masterfully some series have incorporated new characters.

– Paula Hendrickson shows how cop and crime shows keep from becoming played out.

– Robert Koehler explores whether sci-fi, fantasy and horror shows like "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" will make a play at this year's Emmys.

– Glenn Whipp pays tribute to dramas that bid farewell this season, such as "Big Love," "In Treatment" and "Friday Night Lights."

– Plus, we highlight some of the best moments in drama this year, while offering capsule summaries on contending veterans and rookies.


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