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Everybody Hates ChrisThis year’s Emmy nominations will be announced July 6 and perhaps new nominating guidelines will make 2006 the “year of the underdog”.

Last year showed some progress, with nominations gained by new hits such as Lost, Desperate Housewives and the recently-cancelled, cult-hit Arrested Development (which won seven awards last year).

Apparently some rules have been instated this year that will give newer shows (and shows from less popular networks, such as UPN, FX, and the WB) an even better chance at getting an award. The new system will allow members of the Academy to choose ten to fifteen finalists (depending on category), later cut to five main nominees by a panel of judges.

A few of this year’s hopefuls include The Office (NBC), My Name is Earl (NBC), Rescue Me (FX), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Gilmore Girls (WB), Battlestar Galactica (SciFi), Everybody Hates Chris (UPN), and Entourage (HBO).

Of course, some regular faces will be sure to make appearance on the list such as members of The West Wing and The Sopranos. (Thank goodness Fraiser is off the air, although Will & Grace may return for one last year of nominations, despite the end of the series a few months ago).

The awards will air on August 27.

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Arrested Development

The new summer season is about to take over the steamy airwaves. As we laugh, cry and look for the remote while watching these new shows it will give us sometime to think about what’s on the horizon. A lot of shows won’t be back this fall.

Here’s what MSNBC has as the Top 5 shows they’ll miss.

  1. Arrested Development
  2. Alias
  3. The West Wing
  4. Everwood
  5. That ‘70s Show

A lot of big names are not on their Top 5 list. Some of those obvious ones are Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle and the Bernie Mac Show.  I’m not that heartbroken over a season without Hope & Faith and Joey.

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Arrested Development Finale

Good news for fans of Arrested Development: FOX recently announced that it will air the final four episodes of the season, which had previously been shelved. Arrested Development has enjoyed a mighty resurrection of late, with Showtime in talks to pick up the series. No doubt fans are rejoicing, though there is some concern over the air dates of the episodes.

FOX aired what felt like a finale on Jan. 2. The episode, titled “SOBs”—short for Save Our Bluths, which is also the name of a fan web site trying to save the show—stuck to “Arrested’s” deeply self-referential guns by mocking both the conventions of ratings-grabbing stunts and its own insular nature (“Maybe we’re not that likable,” Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) tells his family at one point).
But the network has decided to air the season’s final four episodes in one two-hour block Friday, Feb. 10. That night also happens to feature the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on NBC, an event that is likely to dominate the ratings that night.

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Showtime Arrested DevelopmentFan favorite and critical darling Arrested Development may be raised from the death of cancellation. Word is, Showtime is negotiating to pick up the wacky comedy. Will it happen? Anything is possible in TV Land.

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Gallery: Showtime May Pick Up Arrested Development