<p>Is Laura Linney the favorite for comedy actress, or will voters choose a funnier performance?</p>

Is Laura Linney the favorite for comedy actress, or will voters choose a funnier performance?

Credit: Showtime

Emmys '11 Predictions: Comedy & Drama Lead Actress

Will a dramatic or comedic performance win for comedy?

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are on September 18th, and it's time once again for Fienberg and I to discuss whom we think should and will win(*) some of the major categories. We're continuing to double up categories in order to finish in time, this time with the two Outstanding Lead Actress categories, for both comedy and drama.

(*) As always, we remind you we do not have impressive track records at prognostication. Place your wagers (or, preferably not) accordingly.

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<p>Jesse (Aaron Paul)&nbsp;was displeased on tonight's &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Jesse (Aaron Paul) was displeased on tonight's "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' - 'Bug': Eye of the tiger?

The tension mounts in another incredible episode

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I enter it in the Quicken...

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<p>Walton Goggins from &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Walton Goggins from "Justified."

Credit: FX

Emmys '11 Predictions: Comedy & Drama Supporting Actor

Four 'Modern Family' men and an impressive drama field

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are on September 18th, and it's time once again for Fienberg and I to discuss whom we think should and will win(*) some of the major categories. We're continuing to double up categories in order to finish in time, this time with the two Outstanding Supporting Actor categories, for both comedy and drama.

(*) As always, we remind you we do not have impressive track records at prognostication. Place your wagers (or, preferably not) accordingly.

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<p>Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

Karen Gillan as Amy Pond in "Doctor Who."

Credit: BBC

'Doctor Who' - 'The Girl Who Waited': Let the right one in

A temporal mix-up forces Rory to choose between two different versions of Amy

A review of tonight's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I jettison the karaoke bar...

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<p>Sofia Vergara was a highlight of &quot;Modern Family&quot;&nbsp;this season.</p>

Sofia Vergara was a highlight of "Modern Family" this season.

Credit: ABC

Emmys '11 Predictions: Comedy & Drama Supporting Actress

Two Emmy favorites on the comedy side, and a character actress with the role of a lifetime

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are on September 18th, and it's time once again for Fienberg and I to discuss whom we think should and will win(*) some of the major categories. We're continuing to double up categories in order to finish in time, this time with the two Outstanding Supporting Actress categories, for both comedy and drama.

(*) As always, we remind you we do not have impressive track records at prognostication. Place your wagers (or, preferably not) accordingly.

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<p>Eve Myles in the &quot;Torchwood:&nbsp;Miracle Day&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Eve Myles in the "Torchwood: Miracle Day" finale.

Credit: Starz/BBC

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'The Blood Line': Die another day?

An over-the-top season comes to an over-the-top end

A quick review of the "Torchwood: Miracle Day" finale coming up just as soon as I object to your lipstick...

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<p>&quot;Battlestar Galactica&quot;&nbsp;may have taken place in a galaxy far, far away, but it was one of the TV&nbsp;shows most heavily inspired by 9/11.</p>

"Battlestar Galactica" may have taken place in a galaxy far, far away, but it was one of the TV shows most heavily inspired by 9/11.

Credit: Sci Fi

How TV reflected 9/11

Series as diverse as 'West Wing,' 'Rescue Me' and 'Battlestar Galactica' all told memorable post-9/11 tales

Like most of you, I spent the long, strange, tragic day that was September 11, 2001 glued to the TV set, rifling from channel to channel, hoping against hope that some channel, somewhere would offer a piece of good news - or even some kind of explanation for the day's tragedies that would help make sense of all the carnage.

Instead, what I got was a kind of uniform confusion. Every talking head on every channel was having the same reactions, at roughly the same time. (If you watch one of the many YouTube montages of the second plane hitting the South Tower, the reaction time between the explosion and each anchorman declaring that we're under attack is nearly identical from clip to clip.) And whenever emotion or the latest piece of bad news seemed to overwhelm the men and women on-screen, they turned to pop culture to help focus their thoughts, talking about how much these terrible images on our screens resembled something out of a disaster movie.

But if this was life imitating art in horrific fashion, art found ways to respond in kind. And no artistic medium was better positioned to respond to 9/11 than television, whether through news reports, fundraising specials, or even scripted dramas like "The West Wing" and "Rescue Me" and science fiction series like "Battlestar Galactica."

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<p>Jere Burns and Bruce Campbell in the &quot;Burn Notice&quot;&nbsp;mid-season finale.</p>

Jere Burns and Bruce Campbell in the "Burn Notice" mid-season finale.

Credit: USA

'Burn Notice' - 'Dead to Rights': Head games

Larry returns for the mid-season finale, but is he the real threat?

A quick review of the "Burn Notice" mid-season finale coming up just as soon as I show you my body mic...

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<p>Can any drama episode beat &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;and &quot;The Suitcase&quot;&nbsp;for the Emmy?</p>

Can any drama episode beat "Mad Men" and "The Suitcase" for the Emmy?

Credit: AMC

Emmys '11 Predictions: Outstanding Comedy & Drama Writing

'That's what the money is for!' and a farewell to Michael Scott

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are on September 18th, and it's time once again for Fienberg and I to discuss whom we think should and will win(*) some of the major categories. Next up is yet another twofer: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

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<p>Louis C.K. in the &quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Louis C.K. in the "Louie" season finale.

Credit: FX

'Louie' - 'New Jersey/Airport': Everybody hates Louie

Chris Rock, Pamela Adlon and Steven Wright stop by to offer Louie conflicting advice

A review of the "Louie" season 2 finale coming up just as soon as I ask you if you live in this area code...

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