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'Parks and Recreation,' NBC
Nomination Status: Not many former nominees out there. Of course, "Parks and Rec" has fewer previous nominations in this category than "Two and a Half Men," so...
In Its Favor: As long as Amy Poehler is out there and considered a lock for a nomination, "Parks and Recreation" will remain consistently in the Comedy Series conversation. And, as I always say, even if "Parks and Recreation" didn't have its best season, the show had enough superlative episodes to be worthy of consideration. By the "Good Wife" Volume Argument, "Parks and Rec" probably had as many good or very good episodes as any show in the category, in fact. If you look at the season-opening "London" two-parter and the season-closing "Moving Up" two-parter, you'd think "Parks and Recreation" was totally Top 6-worthy. I'd say that the Golden Globe series nomination (and Poehler's individual win) bode well, but that was at least partially the HFPA showing gratitude to Amy Poehler for co-hosting and not being Ricky Gervais, so I think it's a non-factor.
Working Against It: "Parks and Recreation" has only one Comedy Series nomination and that was in 2011. Last year, its nominations were for Poehler and sound mixing. And, as grumpy as it makes me, "Parks and Recreation" was never all that popular with Emmy voters. Need I mention the nomination-less Nick Offerman again? Oh wait. That's a different gallery.