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Critic's Notebook: The Emmy Nominations

No one expects the Emmy nominations to please everybody — there's simply too much TV these days, including on unconventional platforms like Netflix, and there are always going to be shows and performers that won't make the cut, however deserving. But even when the Emmy voters get something right, like adding HBO's freshman hoot Silicon Valley to the best-comedy contenders, we still find ourselves griping over where they stumbled, nowhere more glaringly than in the drama-series race. (For a list of nominees in the major categories, go here.)

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Season 5, Episode 22
An open feed from a camera mistakenly left on after a teleconferenced deposition between the lawyers of Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner reveals a threat to the firm that Alicia and Cary never saw coming. Meanwhile, the fate of Lockhart/Gardner hangs in the balance as Louis Canning vies for a larger role. Also, Alicia entrusts Zach's high school graduation party to Jackie and Veronica. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Mary Beth Peil and Stockard Channing return as Peter's mother, Jackie Florrick, and Alicia's mother, Veronica Loy.

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Season 5, Episode 21
Alicia manages the fallout when her client's insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger. Meanwhile, Diane faces a potential conflict of interest when she and Louis Canning are on opposite sides of a class action suit involving a pharmaceutical company. Also, Eli learns the truth about Alicia and Peter's relationship. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Tom Skerritt reprises his role as Fortune 500 CEO James Paisley. Jill Hennessy returns as Rayna Hecht.

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Season 5, Episode 20
When Alicia has a chance encounter with a charming entrepreneur during jury duty, she begins to consider options outside her marriage and seeks the advice of her mother. Meanwhile, Diane's friends come to her for legal advice when their son is accused of selling drugs on the Internet. Nestor Carbonell guest stars as entrepreneur Daniel Irwin.

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Season 5, Episode 16
Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will's death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward. Matthew Goode guest stars. (TV-14 D, L, V)

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Critic's Notebook: The Emmy Nominations

No one expects the Emmy nominations to please everybody — there's simply too much TV these days, including on unconventional platforms like Netflix, and there are always going to be shows and performers that won't make the cut, however deserving. But even when the Emmy voters get something right, like adding HBO's freshman hoot Silicon Valley to the best-comedy contenders, we still find ourselves griping over where they stumbled, nowhere more glaringly than in the drama-series race. (For a list of nominees in the major categories, go here.)

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Taye Diggs Joins The Good Wife

Taye Diggs will go from detective to lawyer when he guest-stars on The Good Wife next season.

Diggs will play Dean Levine-Wilkins, a meticulous and talented partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to join Diane (Christine Baranski) and accompany her to Florrick/Agos, the firm started by Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry).

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Emmy Watch: First Time for Fantasy?

Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they... read more

CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates in September and October

CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for SurvivorNCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.

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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Drama Series

Emmy ballots are due Friday! Voters have mere hours to check off the names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. And so, here's our final dream ballot for Best Drama Series:
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Premiered: September 22, 2009, on CBS
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