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'The Big C'
"The Big C," Showtime
Nomination Status: One Showtime comedy is likely to get a spot in this field. I'll predict the shiny new one.
In Its Favor: Did I mention the shiny newness of "The Big C"? Emmy voters are certain to be impressed with Laura Linney and perhaps with a couple of the supporting actors. It wouldn't be at all surprising for them to be impressed by the series itself. "The Big C" broke into the Comedy Series category at the Golden Globes, which can't hurt.
Working Against It: "Nurse Jackie" was nominated in this category last year and there's a good chance it could return this year. I can't see more than one of Showtime's semi-comedies earning a nomination.