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Emmys update: Races for best comedy and drama series

May 20, 2009 |  7:03 am

Here's what I spy on the derby track during this Emmy home stretch. Eligibility period ends May 31. Academy members can begin voting for nominees on June 5 using ballots on line. Ballots must be returned to Ernst & Young by June 26. Nominations will be announced on July 16. Winners to be unveiled on September 12 (creative arts awards) and 20 (CBS telecast).

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
(Front-runners)
"Big Love"
"Boston Legal"
"Breaking Bad"
"Damages"
"Dexter"
"ER"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"House M.D." 
"In Treatment"
"Lost"
"Mad Men"
"Rescue Me"
"The Tudors"
"24"

(Possible)
"Battlestar Galactica"
"Brothers and Sisters"
"Burn Notice"
"The Cleaner" 
"The Closer"
"CSI"
"Dollhouse"
"Fringe"
"Heroes"
"Law & Order"
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
"Law & Order: SVU"
"Lie to Me"
"The Mentalist"
"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
"Saving Grace"
"The Shield"
"Southland"
"True Blood"
"The Unusuals"
"Without a Trace"



(Long Shots)
"The Beast"
"C.S.I.: Miami"
"Gossip Girl"
"Harper's Island"
"In Plain Sight"
"Kings"
"Leverage"
"Life on Mars"
"Medium"
"NCIS"
"Prison Break"
"Sons of Anarchy"
"Without a Trace"

BEST COMEDY SERIES
(Front-runners)
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Californication"
"Desperate Housewives"
"Entourage"
"Family Guy"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"The Office"
"Samantha Who?"
"Scrubs"
"30 Rock"
"Two and a Half Men"
"Ugly Betty"
"United States of Tara"
"Weeds"

 (Possible)
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
"Eastbound and Down"
"Flight of the Conchords" 
"Monk"
"My Name Is Earl"
"New Adventues of Old Christine"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Pushing Daisies" 
"Rules of Engagement"
"The Sarah Silverman Program"
"'Til Death"
"Worst Week"

(Long Shots)
"Better Off Ted"
"Chuck"
"The Starter Wife" 

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