Poll: Will 'Modern Family' win best comedy series again at the Emmys?
Last year, the Emmy race for best comedy series was no laughing matter. Three-time champ "30 Rock" entered the contest undefeated, facing off against newbies "Modern Family" and "Glee." "Modern Family" triumphed and has continued its quality in Season 2, but so has "Glee," which is now technically overdue to win, and "30 Rock," which is poised for revenge. What's ahead?
"The Office" won in 2006 and now has sentiment on its side as Steve Carell bids bye-bye. Certainly, it'll be nominated again. That makes four likely contenders in this category that has six nominees. Which shows will nab the other two slots?
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Nurse Jackie" pulled off surprise bids last year and "Jackie" at least may be back ("Curb" isn't eligible this year). But maybe not. It's vulnerable. "The Big Bang Theory" is long overdue for its first bid here and may finally get recognized thanks to Jim Parsons' winning best lead comedy actor last year.
Also in serious contention for a bid are "Episodes," "Family Guy" and -- uh-oh! -- "Two and a Half Men"? See list below.
-- Tom O'Neil
* nominated last year
Photo: "Modern Family" (ABC) /p<>