2024 Emmys Comedy Series Predictions

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Emmy Predictions: Comedy Series – ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘The Bear’ and ‘Hacks’ Among the 73 Submissions; Will There be Surprises?

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2024 Emmy Predictions:
Outstanding Comedy Series

FX's THE BEAR "System" (Airs Thursday, June 23) Pictured: (l-r) Jeremy Allen White as Carmen 'Carmy' Berzatto, Lionel Boyce as Marcus, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as  Richard 'Richie' Jerimovich. CR: FX
FX’s THE BEAR “System” (Airs Thursday, June 23) Pictured: (l-r) Jeremy Allen White as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, Lionel Boyce as Marcus, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich. CR: FX

Weekly Commentary (Updated June 13, 2024): In comedy, the list includes FX’s reigning culinary champion “The Bear,” facing a potential rematch with returning nominees such as ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” After brief hiatuses, past nominees — FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” and HBO/Max’s “Hacks” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — are back on the ballots and vying for attention. Some fresh shows in the hunt include Netflix’s witty-crime show “The Gentlemen” and Prime Video’s “Gen V,” the superhero spinoff of “The Boys.” All are among the 73 comedies, compared to 95 in 2023, a record-breaking 118 in 2022 and 68 in 2021.

Nominations-round voting is open from June 13 and closes on June 24 at 10:00 p.m. PT. Voting for peer group-specific top ten round panels (if applicable) takes place between June 28 and July 8. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 17. The Creative Arts and Governors Gala ceremonies will take place over two nights on Sept. 7-8. The 76th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Read: All Primetime Emmy predictions in every category on Variety’s Awards Circuit.


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

The Bear” (FX)

2

Hacks” (Max)

3

Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

4

Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)

5

Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

6

The Gentlemen” (Netflix)

7

Loot” (Apple TV+)

8

Reservation Dogs” (FX)


Next in Line

Rank

Series

9

Gen V” (Prime Video)

10

What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

11

Frasier” (Paramount+)

12

Palm Royale” (Apple TV+)

13

Colin From Accounts” (Paramount+)

14

I’m a Virgo” (Prime Video)

15

Ghosts” (CBS)


Also In Contention

Rank

Series

16

The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+)

17

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FX)

18

The Righteous Gemstones” (Max)

19

Bookie” (Max)

20

Platonic” (Apple TV+)

21

Girls5eva” (Netflix)

22

Diarra from Detriot” (BET+)

23

Lopez vs. Lopez” (NBC)

24

Shining Vale” (Starz)

25

The Conners” (ABC)

Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)

Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)
Eligible Titles (Comedy Series)


**Officially submitted and on the Emmy nominations ballot.

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)

  • “Acapulco” (Apple TV+)

  • “And Just Like That” (Max)

  • “Animal Control” (Fox)

  • “Based on a True Story” (Peacock)

  • “Bob Hearts Abishola” (CBS)

  • “Bodkin” (Netflix)

  • “Bookie” (Max)

  • “Breeders” (FX)

  • “Chad”

  • “Colin From Accounts” (Paramount+)

  • “Cooper’s Bar” (AMC)

  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Max)

  • “Diarra from Detroit” (BET+)

  • “Dinner with the Parents” (Freevee)

  • “Dreaming Whilst Black” (Showtime)

  • “Extended Family” (NBC)

  • “Frasier” (Paramount+)

  • “Gen V” (Prime Video)

  • “Ghosts” (CBS)

  • “Girls5eva” (Netflix)

  • “Good Omens” (Prime Video)

  • “Grown-ish” (Freeform)

  • “Hacks” (Max)

  • “High Desert” (Apple TV+)

  • “iCarly” (Paramount+)

  • “I’m a Virgo” (Prime Video)

  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FX)

  • “Julia” (Max)

  • “Killing It” (Peacock)

  • “Knuckles” (Paramount+)

  • “Life & Beth” (Hulu)

  • “Loot” (Apple TV+)

  • “Lopez vs. Lopez” (NBC)

  • “Never Have I Ever” (Netflix)

  • “Night Court” (NBC)

  • “Not Dead Yet” (ABC)

  • “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

  • “Our Flag Means Death” (Max)

  • “Palm Royale” (Apple TV+)

  • “Physical” (Apple TV+)

  • “Platonic” (Apple TV+)

  • “Rap Shit” (Max)

  • “Renegade Nell” (Disney+)

  • “Reservation Dogs” (FX)

  • “Resident Alien” (Syfy)

  • “Shining Vale” (Starz)

  • “So Help Me Todd” (CBS)

  • “Son of a Critch”

  • “Ted” (Peacock)

  • “The Afterparty” (Apple TV+)

  • “The Bear” (FX)

  • “The Big Door Prize” (Apple TV+)

  • “The Brothers Sun” (Netflix)

  • “The Conners” (ABC)

  • “The Gentlemen” (Netflix)

  • “The Horror of Dolores Roach” (Prime Video)

  • “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+)

  • “The Neighborhood” (CBS)

  • “The Outlaws”

  • “The Righteous Gemstones” (Max)

  • “The Upshaws” (Netflix)

  • “The Wonder Years” (ABC)

  • “This Fool” (Hulu)

  • “Tires” (Netflix)

  • “Twisted Metal” (Peacock)

  • “Underdeveloped”

  • “Upload” (Prime Video)

  • “We Are Lady Parts” (Peacock)

  • “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

  • “With Love” (Prime Video)

  • “Wolf Like Me”

More Information (Comedy Series)

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2023 category winner: “The Bear” (FX) — Season 1 — Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, Christopher Storer and Hiro Murai, executive producers; Rene Gube, co-executive producer; Tyson Bidner, produced by

2024 Emmy Awards Calendar and Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Eligibility period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

  • Feb. 29: Submissions open

  • May 9: Deadline for programs identifying as Primetime programming to upload all entry materials.

  • June 13: Nominations-round voting begins

  • June 24: Nominations-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PT

  • June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten rounds panels (if applicable)

  • July 17: Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.

  • July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

  • August 5: Find-round videos available for viewing.

  • August 15: Final-round voting begins.

  • August 26: Final-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PST.

  • Sept. 7-8: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

  • Sunday, Sept. 15: 76th Primetime Emmy Awards to air on ABC.

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About the Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, commonly known as the Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Established in 1949, these celebrate outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The Emmys are categorized into three divisions: the Primetime Emmy Awards for performance and production excellence; the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, recognizing achievements in artistry and craftsmanship; and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor significant engineering and technological advancements. The eligibility period typically extends from June 1 to May 31 each year. The Television Academy hosts the Emmys and has over 20,000 members across 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.

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