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by Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
May 6, 2014 2:01 PM
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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Series


Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions through August 25th, when the winners will be announced. 

Is this the year "Modern Family" is finally knocked off its throne? (Damn -- if this were Drama Series, we could make a "Game of Thrones" joke here.) The show lost some steam in total nominations, and "Orange is the New Black," "Veep," and "Louie" are all riding high. Can one of these take the title? 

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Below are predictions for best comedy series from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check out predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Silicon Valley"

Ben's predictions:
Will win: "Louie"
Could win: "Orange is the New Black"
Should win: "Veep"
Shoulda been here: "Parks and Recreation"

Peter's predictions:
Will win:  "Orange is the New Black"
Could win: "Louie"
Should win: "Louie"
Shoulda been here: "Please Like Me"


  • Adler | July 5, 2014 11:49 AMReply

    My predictions for nominees (in no particular order):
    The Big Bang Theory
    Modern Family
    Orange is the New Black

    Who will win: Modern Family
    Who could win: Veep, The Big Bang Theory, and Orange is the New Black
    Who should win: Modern Family
    Who should be here: Brooklyn Nine-Nine and How I Met Your Mother

  • Elizabeth | July 4, 2014 7:29 PMReply

    1. Community
    2. Girls
    3. Modern Family
    4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    5. Orange is the New Black
    6. Parks and Recreation

    Silicon Valley

    In a Perfect World:
    The Middle

  • dee | July 4, 2014 6:57 AMReply

    modern family had a great season... it may be more traditional or people are used to it by now but it's still very very good... veep is totally the best show on tv... i think either louie and girls won't get nominated with weak seasons... b99 has a def shot... BBT has to be nominated... goldbergs i think was one f the best new series and has a shot

  • Max | July 3, 2014 11:07 PMReply

    Of course, we all know that the best comedy on TV is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Has been for the past decade.

  • Chris | June 24, 2014 4:09 PMReply

    I like "About a Boy." While entertaining it carries profound messages as part of a very creative and unique storyline.

  • PHILIPPE AUGUSTO | June 23, 2014 1:23 AMReply

    Philippe's predictions:
    1. Girls
    2. Parks and Recreation
    3. Veep
    4. Looking
    5. Orange is the New Black
    6. Louie

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    In a Perfect World
    How I Met Your Mother

  • UEF-L | June 22, 2014 8:52 AMReply

    I am a television critic and watched all the shows this year.

    Here is my list of top ten comedies this year, numerically, from winner to tenth.

    1) Veep (Sorry Modern Family, but you won't take the record.)
    2) Modern Family (Yes, very sad.)
    3) Girls (HBO is cuckoo with great comedies.)
    4) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Well, the odds may change.)
    5) Louie (I did not enjoy this season, sorry HBO.)
    6) The Big Bang Theory (This season was great.)
    7) Parks and Recreations (This season was as great as lasts, but the first one was its best.)
    8) Community (Is anyone paying attention?)
    9) Episodes (Last years non-nomination was a laugh.)
    10) Orange Is The New Black (Sometimes funny, sometimes not. It should be a drama.)

    But, there are hopes for other series:

    Silicon Valley
    Devious Maids (If Lifetime submitted.)
    Glee (This year was quite deadbeat.)

    But, my hopes were off when some shows entered differently:

    Fargo (Miniseries)
    Drop Dead Diva (Kind of a "3/4" rating show, not entering)

  • NewYorker | June 11, 2014 11:39 PMReply

    my predictions are
    Breaking Bad
    Modern Family
    Orange Is The New Black

  • Bernadette Hill | June 6, 2014 7:50 PMReply

    How about playing house?

  • shelly | May 7, 2014 2:41 PMReply

    you suggesting Looking might get a comedy nomination is the only hilarious looking related thing to ever happen

  • Benjamin | May 6, 2014 5:02 PMReply

    The real spoiler is Silicon Valley.

  • Miranda | May 5, 2014 10:03 AMReply

    Silicon Valley?

  • Charlie Levenson | April 8, 2014 2:40 AMReply

    Somebody forgot ALPHA HOUSE.