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2009 Emmy Nominations: The Usual Picks Plus ‘Family Guy’

Making the Emmy short list this year were such shows as Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock (with the most nominations at 22), Dexter, Big Love, Mad Men and Family Guy. Wait… Family Guy? And I thought Conchords was a surprise!

It looks like the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is getting hipper (or at least trying to be) to appeal to a younger audience. The nominated actors seem to support this idea as well: Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, the Entourage guys, etc.

Despite these “with it” picks, however, I believe that the show, which airs on September 20, will be as low rated as ever. Maybe even lower than last year’s broadcast. Why exactly? Because the younger audience that they’re trying win over will undoubtedly be tuning in to watch Family Guy or Flight of the Conchords instead of some lame awards show. It’s a vicious circle. Full list of nominations can be found here.

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