It was one term and out for these peppy presidential pranksters.
“2 Broke Girls”
Controversial in season one, this Monday CBS sitcom did its dirty work on the sly in its sophomore year.
This three-time Emmy champ had a strong enough final season to remain a kudos factor.
Two and a Half Men was nominated for an Emmy in its third season, so a series nom here would put Charlie Sheen ahead of the game.
The mixed reviews for its revival could hurt, but this was a show the TV Academy always loved: three noms and one win.
The youth entry celebrates Lauren Lungerich’s snappy, sassy style.
“Ben and Kate”
A freshman year dropout, Ben and Kate deserved better but couldn’t survive on Tuesdays.
“The Big Bang Theory”
The six-season veteran has been nommed the past two years and is breathing down the neck of “Modern Family.”
Not only does the show have no series noms, it has no acting noms either.
The love affair for the show that shan’t be renamed continued on cable.
“Don’t Trust The B”
Might not be a good sign when your final episodes are aired online — especially if you’re not “Arrested Development.”
The serious outcry over its cancellation after a highly regarded second season makes the Laura Dern starrer as likely a farewell nominee as any.
Matt LeBlanc never had this much prestige on broadcast TV.
Note to viewers: Seth MacFarlane has not disavowed appearing on the Emmys.
Christopher Guest is beloved, and his rare TV series venture has that quirky charm.
Lena Dunham’s freight train, which won the equivalent Golden Globe in January for its rookie season, now tries to conquer Emmy with season two.
The bifurcated storylines could help the show’s Emmy chances as much as they hurt.
It wasn’t just Matthew Perry — this one-and-done bit o’ fun was blessed with a nice ensemble.
Hardcore fandom couldn’t save this show from its broadcast demise, but the acolytes still hope for kudos — and cable.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Eight seasons in, Sunny has nary an Emmy nod, but we’re stubborn enough to list it here nonetheless.
“Hot In Cleveland”
Doesn’t appear to be the Academy’s cup of tea, except perhaps for Betty White.
“House of Lies”
The power of Don Cheadle is such that he could either boost “House” in the series race — or overshadow it.
“How I Met Your Mother”
Last nominated for a series kudo in 2009, “HIMYM” has won editing Emmys the past two years.
Amid the crazy and crude hijinx, the series won early plaudits for its depiction of the disabled.
After nabbing acting and directing noms and a writing win at 2012 Emmys, “Louie” is ready for its close-up.
“Mike & Molly”
No big finish: Airing of the show’s tornado-centered season finale had to be postponed out of deference to the Oklahoma tragedies.
An underrated cog on the ABC Wednesday comedy slate, maybe it needs to change its title to The Top for Emmy purposes.
Only “Frasier” (five),
“All in the Family” and “Cheers” (four apiece) have won more comedy series Emmys.
“The Mindy Project”
Skein shuffled its cast in search of the right formula but eventually found a solid groove, with Ike Barinholtz among the useful adds.
Deftly mixing romantic comedy and physical hijinx, the ensemble comedy gained strength in its second season.
“The New Normal”
The time seemed right for a show centered around gay parents (and their surrogate), but Ryan Murphy’s latest foundered.
Once again finishing its season in the height of Emmy voting, “Jackie” earned three acting noms in 2012 but none for series since 2010.
In the end, as in the beginning, “The Office” was a relationship drama disguised as a workplace comedy.
“Parks and Recreation”
Besides the show’s super ensemble, “Parks”’ secret weapon is its recurring characters, from Perd Hapley to Shauna Malwae-Tweep.
The hipster sketch comedy cavalcade featuring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein continues to gain popularity.
When it begins its fourth season in the fall, only six Fox scripted sitcoms will have run longer — and that includes ’Til Death.
ABC’s perennial bubble show saw its cast trimmed for bugetary reasons in season three, and creator Emily Kapnek is already moving on to oversee a new comedy for ABC that was picked up on Thursday night, “Selfie.”
“Two and a Half Men”
In its 11th year, the comedy adjusted to life with 19-year- old Angus T. Jones appearing only as a recurring cast member.
It would seemingly take a filibuster to prevent this first- year nominee from returning to the Emmy echelon in season two.