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Josh Hopkins of 'Cougar Town'
Josh Hopkins, "Cougar Town"
Nomination Status: Gotta mention somebody from the "Cougar Town" cast.
In His Favor: Pick a cast member, any cast member. I'd have gone with Brian Van Holt and his surprisingly rich Bobby Cobb, if only because the lovable man-child is also the inventor of Penny Can, which is a lock to win the Emmy for Best Fictional Game Created For A TV Show, But Promoted By Lou Diamond Phillips. Unfortunately, Brian Van Holt didn't submit last year or this year. Thus, I'll continue to salute Josh Hopkins, for his ongoing attempts to prove that the only reason he was such a wooden leading man on so many dramas was because writers didn't realize how goofy and funny he actually is. If you want to express a preference for Dan Byrd or Ian Gomez in this category, they had their moments.
Working Against Him: "Cougar Town" has taken its place as one of network TV's finest comedic ensembles, but it still ranks below "Modern Family" and slew of NBC comedies when it comes to visibility and nomination likelihood.