Predictions for Best Comedy Award -EMMYS 2021

The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)

Season one (Nov. 26, 2020 release date)

CREATOR: Steve Yockey

SYNOPSIS: A reckless flight attendant with an alcoholism problem wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. Unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

STARRING: Kaley Cuoco, Michiel Huisman, Zosia Mamet, T. R. Knight, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge, Griffin Matthews, Nolan Gerard Funk, Rosie Perez

“Black-ish” (ABC)

Season seven (Oct. 21, 2020)

CREATOR: Kenya Barris

SYNOPSIS: A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

STARRING: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Meacham, Jenifer Lewis, Peter Mackenzie, Deon Cole, Katlyn Nichol

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

Season three (May 28, 2021)

CREATOR: Chuck Lorre

SYNOPSIS: An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

STARRING: Michael Douglas, Lisa Edelstein, Jane Seymour, Kathleen Turner

“Hacks” (HBO Max)

Season one (May 13, 2021)

CREATOR: Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, Jen Statsky

SYNOPSIS: Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

STARRING: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Season one (August 14, 2020 release date)

CREATORS: Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly

SYNOPSIS: Follows US American Football coach Ted Lasso heading to the UK to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.

STARRING: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple

“Superstore” (NBC)

CREATORS: Justin Spitzer

SYNOPSIS: A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

STARRING: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, Kaliko Kauahi


“Pen15” (Hulu)

Season two (Sept 18, 2020)

CREATORS: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Sam Zvibleman

SYNOPSIS: The comedic story of middle school seen through the eyes of two 7th grade girls dealing with the awkwardness of being a teenager.

STARRING: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Mutsuko Erskine, Richard Karn, Taylor Nichols, Melora Walters, Taj Cross, Dallas Liu

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC)

Season two (Jan 5, 2021)

CREATORS: Austin Winsberg

SYNOPSIS: A young woman discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and musical numbers.

STARRING: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Peter Gallagher, Mary Steenburgen, Lauren Graham, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalka


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