Friday, June 12, 2015

2015 Emmy Contenders: Best Comedy Series

2015 Contenders
2 Broke GirlsThe
Alpha House
Baby Daddy
Bad Judge
The Big Bang Theory
Billy and Billie
Broad City
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Comeback
The Comedians
Cougar Town
Getting On
The Goldbergs
Grace and Frankie
House of Lies
Jane the Virgin
The Last Man on Earth
Man Seeking Woman
Marry Me
The McCarthys
Mike & Molly
The Mindy Project
Modern Family
Mozart in the Jungle
New Girl
Nurse Jackie
The Odd Couple
Parks & Recreation
Please Like Me
Silicon Valley
Survivor's Remorse
The Soul Man
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
You're the Worst

Commentary - Can Modern Family really win again? Of course it can, and it will be interesting to see if any contenders can rise to the occasion and beat it. Veep has been waiting in the wings for a while, but this season has not been its best. Silicon Valley just won the Critics Choice Awards, and is bolstered by a stellar second season. The Big Bang Theory is still hoping to pull off a late-season victory like Friends did in its eighth season. And Louie, well Louie will probably enjoy another nomination, but probably won't win despite a funnier season. That leaves two slots (if all of those shows make it in again, which I think they will). Girls, Glee, and Nurse Jackie, Parks & Recreation are all hoping to get back in, after missing out despite previous nods. Veteran shows like The Mindy Project, New Girl, House of Lies, Episodes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mike & Molly, The Goldbergs, Shameless, Broad City, Getting On, Please Like Me, The Comeback, Sirens, and Mom are looking for their first nominations despite love in other categories. But there are a bunch of new series that I think could make it in instead. black-ish was a the hit of broadcast this fall, and is the perfect pairing for Modern Family. The Last Man On Earth fizzled a bit at the end, but is still an interesting concept with a great cast. Without Orange is the New Black, Netflix has two new series to push. Grace and Frankie has the pedigree, but not the reviews. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt got great reviews, but may not connect with older Emmy voters. Togetherness was a breakout for HBO, and Happyish managed to overcome its many obstacles to be a solid hit for Showtime. Vicious could continue the British/PBS streak at the Emmys, and Jane the Virgin, the critical favorite of the fall, could land in the mix as well. But can anyone beat Modern Family? We'll just have to wait and see...

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