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Thursday June 26, 2008 11:47 pm

Emmy Finalists for Best Series

Family Guy

For the first time, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of remaining contenders for the top two Emmy categories: Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series.

The groups of ten will eventually be whittled down to five after a set of Blue Ribbon panel screenings. Those final names - along with the rest of the nominees - will be revealed early on Thursday, July 17. The ceremony for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will then be held on September 21 on .

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Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Entourage
  • Family Guy (this is the first potential Best Series nomination for an animated program)
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • The Office
  • Pushing Daisies
  • 30 Rock (last year’s winner)
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Ugly Betty
  • Weeds

Notable omission: Desperate Housewives

 

Top 10 Drama Series Finalists
  • Boston Legal
  • Damages
  • Dexter
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House
  • Lost
  • Mad Men
  • The Tudors
  • The Wire

Notable omission: Heroes

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Comments:

Wow, a majority of the shows that are finalists are fantastic and are shows that I watch and love. 😊 I’ll be cheering for Ugly Betty but for drama, it’s a hard choice, so I won’t cheer for any of the shows and just be happy with whichever show gets it.

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