Can anybody break the Jim Parsons/Alec Baldwin logjam in this category?
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Tim Allen of 'Last Man Standing'
Tim Allen, "Last Man Standing"
Nomination Status: Former Emmy nominee returns to TV with a showcase similar to the one that made him a favorite? Sure. Could happen.
In His Favor: I actually had Tim Allen much higher in this gallery until I realized something that I guess I'd forgotten: Tim Allen was only nominated for one Emmy for "Home Improvement." He had five Golden Globe nominations and even won once, but his only Emmy nod was in 1993. So that's what he has going for him and it isn't nearly as much as I'd somehow remembered.
Working Against Him: "Last Man Standing" wasn't well reviewed and, unlikely "Home Improvement," it wasn't a hit. Golden Globe voters were Allen's bread and butter and he couldn't get a nomination from them for his new ABC sitcom, so really he has no chance at all.