When it comes to comedy, the Emmys are making room for "Girls."
FX Network's "American Horror Story" and AMC's "Mad Men" landed the most Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with 17 apiece. "Downton Abbey," from PBS had 16 nods.
When the Emmy nominations are announced Thursday, you can be sure of two things: The noms will be dominated by cable fare, and the howls you'll hear from fans will be for non-cable network shows that got passed over.
Let's address the soap opera fans upfront: The past year has been tough for you. Yet industry analysts say it's probably going to get tougher in coming years -- only perhaps less so if you also happen to be a huge fan of talk TV.
The Emmy nominations are being decided even as I write this.
CNN's Kareen Wynter talks about Charlie Sheen's surprise appearance on the Emmys and his subsequent tweet.
Melissa McCarthy is no longer just a bridesmaid. She's the bride.
The 12-year-old Modern Family actor throws down the (dance) gauntlet at an Emmys after-party
Guests feasted on filet at Sunday's Governors Ball following the Primetime Emmy Awards
It was a birthday party that kept Emmy nominee Alec Baldwin away from TV's biggest night, not the fact that his opening skit got cut, he says.
Jane outs Entourage, Guy gives Kate as good as he gets and more one-liners from the night
The 30 Rock nominee insists it wasn't over his opening sketch being cut
"We had a horrible superstition that January not being here was bad for us," the show's creator says
Let's face it; most awards shows can be pretty dull. It's not that we don't tune in to every single one, of course, but it's always a pleasant surprise when the ceremony is actually fun to watch.
She poked fun at Glee and got in touch with her inner Jersey Girl - but did you laugh?
Check out the list of winners for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmys:
"Glee's" Dot Marie Jones predicted that co-star Jane Lynch would kill it and the viewers seem to agree: Lynch, although she didn't win an Emmy, earned accolades from critics as the host of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?
Host Jane Lynch kept the audience laughing at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Here is a recap of all the best moments.
AMC's "Mad Men" won a fourth consecutive best drama series Emmy, while the ABC sitcom "Modern Family" took top comedy honors at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
The Mike & Molly star collects her first trophy - plus a crown and bouquet of roses
Emotions run high as Modern Family, Jim Parsons, Margo Martindale and more win big
"I'm already converted to the cult of Ashton," he says of his Two and a Half Men costar Â
"She's going to kill it," Melissa McCarthy says of the first-time Emmy host
It's that time of the year again -- Emmy season. And with the awards show running on Sunday night, now's the chance to lay out some of the likely statue winners. As any diehard television viewer knows, the awards don't always go to who necessarily deserves them.
Plus: Jeremy Piven takes his Emmys for a drive and more stars with their statues
The Emmys will be Sunday night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and AMC, HBO and Showtime have nabbed a huge chunk of the major nods this year. This yet again sparks the question that has been looming around the industry for years: Is the quality of programming from the major broadcast networks on the decline?
Mary Tyler Moore, who "created a new paradigm for female leads in television," will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award next January, the actors union announced Thursday.
In the first days of September 2001, I was engaged in the enviable task of shopping for a dress to wear to the Emmys. The TV comedy I often performed on, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," was nominated for two awards, and all I could think about was walking down the red carpet (and all the ex-boyfriends who might happen to be watching).
Poehler says the Parks and Recreation cast is tops in "straight-up partying"
Get to know the best supporting actor nominee's fan-favorite character
Courteney Cox, Kyra Sedgwick and Joel McHale are among those left out of Thursday's nominations
The AMC drama led the field with 19 nominations, including best drama, actor and actress
The popular shows "Mad Men" and "Modern Family" were at the top of the list when the 2011 primetime Emmy nominations were announced Thursday.
The Bold and the Beautiful tops the soaps, while Oprah Winfrey, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek are also honored
The actress is "tickled pink" to be asked to emcee the awards in September
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and four city councilmen were fined for ethics violations for receiving gifts worth more than $100 and tickets to Hollywood's hottest awards shows, the city ethics commission voted Tuesday.
It is official: Jim Parsons is the new poster child for geekdom.
The View co-host will cover family and lifestyle issues for the morning show
1. Bucky Gunts, NBC Sports : "Let's face it -- we're all Bucky Gunts here." With those eight magical words from the lips of actor Ricky Gervais, Gunts morphed from a quiet, behind-the-scenes player at NBC Sports to a subject of Emmy stories, a trending topic on Twitter and a viral sensation.
Newlywedsd Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer pose with fans in Ravella, Italy
Padma Lakshmi told Phil Keoghan, "We're taking you down this year!" - and they did
â¢ Neil Patrick Harris celebrated his double Emmy win with a group dinner at XIV Restaurant in L.A. along with partner David Burtka and their friends. The giddy group ordered a special tasting menu from the chef and split four bottles of wine. "Neil kept ordering different wines for him and his friends to try," an onlooker says of the dads-to-be. "They were certainly in a good mood."
"I'm not afraid," she says about the Modern Family producers' promise if the show won an Emmy
Glenn Close and Catherine O'Hara remark on the grieving actor's talent and love
"She can visit it," jokes the actor, who was named outstanding actor in a comedy
"Nor will he after those comments," the Mad Men actress tells PEOPLE
Surprise wins and emotional speeches highlight the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards from Los Angeles.
The talk on all the dresses and even a Clooney spotting: See what fans and editors had to say
Fresh faces like Jane Lynch, Eric Stonestreet and Kyra Sedgwick are first-time winners
The True Blood stars reflect on their "lovely" nuptials - and explain the mechanics of their racy Rolling Stone cover
"It's the big, crazy calm before the ridiculous storm," the Emmy winner says of expecting twins in the fall with partner David Burtka
First-time winners and new shows took the lion's share of the hardware Sunday night at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet reflects on how the show is warming people around the country to homosexuality.
The Fox hit and last year's big winner vie for golden statues at Sunday's ceremony
This Sunday's emcee will work the public's comments about presenters into his intros
"I meet up with The Situation. We have a crunch off," he cracks about getting ready for his hosting gig
True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard also joins the roster of presenters for next Sunday's award show
The two veteran TV stars win Creative Emmys at Saturday night's ceremony
Nominee Jim Parsons and Blair Underwood will also be presenting Aug. 29
The sitcom actor is recognized - belatedly - for his work hosting the 2009 Tony Awards
The reality star will be on the Aug. 29 telecast but not as a nominee or presenter
TV stars like Chris Colfer and Julia Ormond celebrate their nominations - and the Prop 8 ruling
The Mad Men star tells PEOPLE he'll have a little help from House's Hugh Laurie
The leading man is being recognized with the Bob Hope Award for his humanitarian work on behalf of Haiti and Darfur
Check out this first look of Jimmy Fallon as he may very well appear when he hosts TV's biggest night
With Peter King on vacation until July 26, NFL Films president Steve Sabol took time away from getting ready for the 2010 season to write this week's Monday Morning Quarterback column. Sabol has received 34 Emmys for writing, cinematography, editing, directing, and producing. No one else in television has earned as many Emmys in as many different categories.
Let's pretend what you're watching - Kate's drama, Snooki's pickle-eating - was up for TV honors, too
The 30 Rock star, Sofia Vergara and more funny celebs share their happy reactions
"I texted Jane, Lea and the hair and makeup department! We have all been in the loop," Matthew Morrison tells PEOPLE
Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Glee, Modern Family, Mad Men and 30 Rock will vie for TV's top honor
Click here at 8:30 a.m. ET to see Joel McHale and Sofia Vergara unveil the hopefuls for TV's highest honor
Like Conan O'Brien before him, the NBC star will emcee this year's telecast on Aug. 29
The Emmy winner and Lisa Joyner's daughter was born Aug. 11
Christina Applegate, Michael J. Fox and Jessica Lange make an essential stop on Hollywood's big weekend
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
"I wanted to do the best job I could, but it was hard," he admits of dancing with his ex
30 Rock's smart Alec says he'd trade his Emmy to look like presenter Rob Lowe
Glenn Close, of Damages, and Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad, win as drama stars
Tonight's 61st ceremony features new host Neil Patrick Harris and new nominees
Watch the stars arrive at the 61st primetime Emmy Awards.
After starting with 16 nominations, "Mad Men" won just three Emmy Awards at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night -- but one of them was the big one, best drama series.
He can saw himself in half, sing a selection of Broadway showtunes and swing on a flying trapeze.
Celebs will be gifted, feted and spritzed at the Hollywood bash, co-hosted by PEOPLE
The celebrity chef says she's just happy to be working in the recession
The How I Met Your Mother star's husband babysits on her first day back on set
PEOPLE and Entertainment Tonight join forces to host party on TV's biggest night
Plus: Selena Gomez relishes first nod, Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris plans to "scribble" his name backstage
The 61st Primetime Emmy nominees are announced including "Mad Men" for best drama and "Family Guy" for best comedy.
The Emmy Awards smiled on some unlikely comedy series nominees Thursday morning, giving nominations to "Family Guy" and "Flight of the Conchords" and leaving out such mainstays as "Two and a Half Men."
30 Rock earns 22 nominations, Mad Men 16, as TV's biggest night approaches Sept. 20