'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Modern Family,' 'Big Bang Theory' likely to be selected
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'The Big Bang Theory,' CBS
Nomination Status: Three-time Comedy Series nominee remains a ratings powerhouse and will certainly pick up another nomination.
In Its Favor: "The Big Bang Theory" is now TV's most popular comedy by a wide margin and that three-season pick-up was a massive vote of confidence. But lest you think "Big Bang Theory" is just "that successful show that crushes critically beloved comedies on NBC," "Big Bang Theory" has a pair of TCA Award wins for Achievement in Comedy. Throw in three wins for Jim Parsons, Bob Newhart's long-overdue first Emmy and an expanding base of ancillary nominations and you have a show which, eventually, will win this category, just by dumb popular luck. Is this the year? who knows.
Working Against It: For a nomination? Nothing. "The Big Bang Theory" is more popular than ever and -- Hey look! -- it's up for another TCA Award.