Why it may resonate with voters: Who can’t relate to know-it-all meddling in-laws? Its funniest when: Patty Heaton and Doris Roberts are going toe to toe over Debra’s supposed lack of culinary…
Emmy voters have rarely been kind to the underdog skein. The last few seasons have delivered a batch of highly praised comedies -- from the faux talker "Primetime Glick" to the whimsical "Andy…
Perhaps nowhere are the idiosyncrasies of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences more pronounced than in the voting considerations of ensemble casts for the Emmys.
Why it may resonate with voters: Also, the skein continues the “Seinfeld” tradition of turning 30 minutes of nothing substantial into something utterly compelling. It’s funniest when: David tries to…
Judging by the critical and Nielsen success of "Malcolm in the Middle," "Bernie Mac" and "Scrubs," it seems pretty safe to say single-camera shows sans laugh tracks and live audiences won't be going…
If "Seinfeld" was a show about nothing, then "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is about even less. Both the Nielsen-busting NBC sitcom and HBO cult fave have Larry David's observational wit in common.
Why it may resonate with voters: Dysfunctional families are a universal theme. It’s funniest when: Jane Kaczmarek blows her top. Emmy pedigree: Director Todd Holland has won two years running and…
"Gilmore Girls" showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino has a series praised by critics and embraced by viewers but seemingly invisible to Emmy voters.
Why it may resonate with voters: Insiders like the way Mac succeeds at being the next Cosby … without trying to be the next Cosby. It’s funniest when: Mac airs his grips straight to “America!” Emmy…
Will Patricia Heaton continue to dominate the best actress category as Helen Hunt did before her? 1992 – Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown 1993 – Roseanne Arnold, Roseanne 1994 – Candice Bergen, Murphy…