'Mad Men' has won two in a row, but can 'Breaking Bad' or 'Lost' end the streak?
Next gallery »Meet the 'Big Brother 12' houseguests
« Previous galleryEmmy Nomination Preview 2010 - Outstanding Comedy Series
'Friday Night Lights'
"Friday Night Lights," DirecTV
Nomination Status: Alas, as much of a longshot as ever.
In Its Favor: It was another very good season for "Friday Night Lights," excellent at times. Then again, with the exception of Season Two, when hasn't "Friday Night Lights" been very good and often excellent? If nothing else, "Friday Night Lights" always gets its casting Emmy nomination. So there's that! DirecTV will have been able to mail voters the entire season, in theory. Then again, they theoretically could have done the same last season.
Working Against It: Emmy voters and "Friday Night Lights" go together, alas, like mainstream TV viewers and "Friday Night Lights." Probably there's a small cadre of voters who cast their ballots for "FNL" each and every year. They're disappointed every year, just like we are.