Sunday, May 26, 2024

Emmy Nominations This Morning: Will Network Shows Make a Comeback with Abbott Elementary, Ghosts, This is Us?


Emmy nominations come this morning at 11:30am. We already know that shows like “Succession,” “Stranger Things,” “Hacks,” “Mrs. Maisel” will all be in the mix.

But those are all on cable or streaming services, all “peak TV.” But what about network TV? WWill it make a comeback?

Each of three broadcast networks has a show that could score some noms. ABC has “Abbott Elementary,” NBC has “This is Us,” and CBS has “Ghosts.” All three are ratings hits, very popular, and critically praised. They could all be breakthroughs for network TV which doesn’t get much love anymore from awards groups.

“This is Us” has the most potential because this was the series finale. There should be a lot of sentiment for it.

“Abbott Elementary” is ABC’s gem right now, with Quinta Brunson and Sheryl Lee Ralph looking to score big time.

So hold on. The Emmys could provide some surprises this year. If only traditionally snubbed shows like “Billions” could be included. Now that would be exciting!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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