10 Comedies That Deserve An Emmy Nomination In 2015
Emmy season is almost here! Next week, the nominations will be announced and we know a bunch of shows that are in desperate need of some recognition. Television is currently in its golden age. There are so many good programs out there right now and, every year, we see more and more. While shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men come to mind when we think of Emmy-worthy shows, there are a bunch of comedies on TV that are just as good. If you’re as excited for the Emmy nominations as we are, take a look at these 10 comedies that deserve an Emmy nod this year.
Disclaimer: Many of these entries include mild spoilers so, if you are not caught up, you may want be careful navigating certain entries.
Bonus: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine found itself behind the eight-ball to start as critics loved attacking it for no other reason that it starred Saturday Night Live alumni Andy Samberg. Samberg’s sense of humor never translated well to reviews but, with audiences (where it counts), he’s a favorite.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine did better in its first season than anyone expected and earned a Golden Globe nomination (and win) its first time out. Many had assumed that it would translate into the Emmy race but, aside from co-lead Andre Braugher (an Emmy favorite), the show came up short in the big categories. Now, after a year to think about their error, hopefully voters will give the comedy a little more love. While a series nomination may not be as likely, it would be fun to see Samberg break through.
10. Jane The Virgin
The CW has never been an awards contender. In fact, it has rarely ever been invited to the party without the benefit of being the “plus one” of big sister network CBS. Now, with Jane The Virgin, The CW is in a real position to win over critics and awards.
The one-hour comedy (which successfully lobbied to be able to compete in the comedy field following new Emmy rules) boasts a talented and charismatic young star in Gina Rodriguez and that right there is half the battle. Virgin has found a pop culture foothold and has been holding onto it for dear life. While it is rare for a series to break through with the Emmys in its first year, at least one or two tend to every year and this one has a solid chance of entering the mix in some way shape or form.