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Nomination Status: Don't bet against Emmy precedent.
In Its Favor: "House" has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series each of the past four years. No other show currently in the running can say that. When in doubt, we tend to err in the direction of Emmy complacency. Thanks to Hugh Laurie and the two-hour premiere, "House" also may be able to attract the sort of secondary nominations that keep it in the game.
Working Against It: Good luck finding anybody prepared to celebrate this particular season of "House," other than Laurie and the premiere. While all seven nominees from last year return, "House," "Big Love" and "Damages" all feel like they may be oust-able.