EMMYS 2017: What New Shows Deserve Recognition?

We’ve seen an abundance of excellent television this year and on September 17th, we will get to see which TV shows are awarded for their excellence by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Of course, nominations will go out to the Emmy alumni of previous years such as “Veep” and “House of Cards”. Luckily, for those of us who get tired of seeing the same shows being recognized yearly, “Game of Thrones” is out of the running this year since it doesn’t premiere until August.

Freshmen shows are where the excitement is! With Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix competing with cable programming in order to gain viewers, it has become difficult to see every trendy show at a reasonable time. Here’s what could get a nomination on July 13th.

On the drama side, there’s more competition between new material. Netflix’s “Stranger Things” premiered late last year to high praise from TV critics and audiences alike and still seems to be a contender. NBC’s “This is Us” also made an impact with audiences, a rarity now for a broadcast network. Other noteworthy shows include HBO’s “Westworld”, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”, and Netflix’s “The Crown”, which has already seen some award recognition at The Golden Globes.

As far as a television series that sticks out in the comedy side, FX’s “Atlanta” has made the biggest impact. Sadly, that’s the only freshman show that has made any noise but we’re sure to see more recognition go to returning shows such as “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Veep”, “Black-ish”, and “Modern Family”.

Ryan Murphy’s debut season of “Feud: Bette and Joan” could receive some nominations this year as he follows his own trend of sticking to the Limited Series category. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and “The Young Pope” could give it some competition, though.

What new shows are you excited to see nominated this year?


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