Emmy season is underway! For the next week, Emmy voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 19. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Comedy Series.
We dare you to find a more innovative and brilliant series currently on the air than Louie. Louis C.K.'s brainchild is single-handedly reshaping the genre with its weird, bold brand of storytelling — a vignette structure featuring segments of his stand-up gigs. C.K. crashed the lead actor race last year, so could a series nod be that far off?
The series was built around Zooey Deschanel's cute and quirky ways, but it's developed into a formidable ensemble show with side-splitting, star-making turns from Max Greenfield and Jake Johnson. No nomination might call for a donation for the Douchebag Jar.
Parks and Recreation
If there's a show that consistently delivers every season, it's this one. Just like we can depend on Leslie's kindness, we can always look to Parks and Rec for bellyaching yet heartwarming laughs from one of the most endearing and talented casts on TV. In Season 4 alone, we got Leslie's city council campaign, finally met Tammy 1 (an Emmy-worthy guest spot by Patricia Clarkson) and learned the art of treating yo' self. And just like the citizens of Pawnee, Emmy better vote Knope.
Which shows do you want to get nominated?