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'30 Rock,' 'Glee' and 'Modern Family' top our Emmy experts' Buzzmeter

July 2, 2010 | 11:45 am


With one week to go until nominations for the 62nd Emmy Awards are announced, six top TV pundits have come out swinging with their views on who will reap bids next Thursday morning. The Buzzmeter canvassed Los Angeles Times scribes Mary McNamara and Yvonne Villarreal, Entertainment Weekly columnist Mike Ausiello, our tireless forum moderators Chris "Boomer" Beachum and Robert "Rob L" Licuria, and yours truly for our opinions on a half dozen of the top races at the Emmys.

We agree that reigning three-time champ "30 Rock" will once again contend for best comedy series. Also certain to make the ballot are two freshman laffers -- "Glee" and "Modern Family." Four of us think "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will earn a sixth bid for this elusive prize and that "The Big Bang Theory" will land its first nomination. Beyond this, there is widespread disagreement with "Community," "Entourage," "Family Guy," "How I Met Your Mother," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation" all being chosen by at least one of us.

For best drama series, we concur that both reigning two-time winner "Mad Men" and 2005 champ "Lost" will be in the race, as will "Breaking Bad." "Dexter" made the cut with five of us while "The Good Wife" won over four of our hearts. "Big Love," "Damages," "House," "Parenthood," "Treme" and "True Blood" all merited at least one mention.

The Buzzmeter lists our predictions for these two races, as well as lead actor and actress on both comedy and drama series.

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