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…
Why it may resonate with voters: For all that New York has gone through, this would be a way to show appreciation. It’s funniest when: Sarah Jessica Parker tries to mingle with the high-society…