'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Modern Family,' 'Big Bang Theory' likely to be selected
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Outstanding Comedy Series
Last Year's Nominees:
"The Big Bang Theory"
Attrition: The only show leaving this field for sure is "30 Rock," which is no longer with us. Sad. For a while it looked like "Louie" might not return to air in time to make the cut and then it looked like "Louie" might not return with enough episodes before the deadline. But it did. "Louie" is, in fact, the only eligible nominee that isn't working on a streak of multiple consecutive Comedy Series nominations, which suggests there may not be a lot of wiggle room below four-time winner "Modern Family." That's bad news for Golden Globe winner "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," critical darling "Orange Is The New Black" and category carpetbagger "Shameless." There are a lot of new niche favorites that will also have trouble getting recognition this year, which is probably going to be bad luck for the likes of "Review," "Derek," "Looking," "Getting On," "Meron" and "The Wrong Mans." But there are a lot of contenders here, so many that I didn't even bother doing a slide for perennial Emmy snubee "Community." It's just not gonna happen, Greendale Students.