Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Variety Series - Talk

2015 Nomination Predictions
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Other Contenders - Late Show with David Letterman,  The Late Late Show with James Corden, Conan, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Last Call with Carson Daly, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Nightly Show with Larry Willmore, Watch What Happens Live, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Eric Andre Show

Commentary - So with SNL gone into its new category, it feels like there is a sixth slot available in a category that has become stagnant over the last couple of years. Switch out SNL with the wildly popular newcomer Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. There ya go! I guess there's not much more to say right? Well not quite. After decades on the air, David Letterman signed off, and sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes voters get sentimental. I'm not predicting, because it has not been an Emmy favorite in a while. And even if he does get in, I don't think he can win, but he is definitely one to watch for. I also think that there is now some room for movement with programs like Conan, Late Late Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and maybe even Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. But I think that this lineup is set and ready to go. Who knows, maybe this is the year that the voters in this category surprise us? Probably not.

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