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"Party Down," Starz
Nomination Status: If Emmy voters are sick of the four-network/HBO/Showtime hegemony, this would be a great chance to shake things up.
In Its Favor: Honestly, we'd settle for a single lone "Party Down" nomination anywhere, some sort of recognition for the show's superlative, barely watched second season. Probably Steve Guttenberg is the best bet in the guest acting category? And even he's the longest of long shots. Still, it was a very funny season for "Party Down" and the show's Television Critics Association nomination at least gives it the tiniest modicum of hope.
Working Against It: The modicum of hope almost couldn't be tinier. Boo. We're still waiting on any sort of proof that Emmy voters actually subscribe to Starz.