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"Nurse Jackie," Showtime
Nomination Status: It would be a longshot for voters to honor this complicated dramedy just for its comedy.
In Its Favor: "Nurse Jackie" earns great reviews and Edie Falco is reasonably assured of a Lead Actress nomination, which will get "Nurse Jackie" on the Emmy radar.
Working Against It: *We* think "Nurse Jackie" does drama better than just about any other comedy on this list and does just enough comedy to make the cut. But if voters see the show as a half-hour drama, all bets are off. It's just a weird category that asks viewers to compare "Nurse Jackie" to "The Big Bang Theory" and "Glee." Those shows appear to be three different species.