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Network Report

A rundown by networks, from ABC to Sci Fi, of who and what shows might be in the running for an Emmy.

June 06, 2007|Tom O'Neil


America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") is Emmy's top ingenue. Past faves in new shows ("Brothers & Sisters") and old ("Desperate Housewives," "Boston Legal") plot a comeback. Other hopefuls: "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Men in Trees." "Path to 9/11" is major mini contender.


New Emmy gold-diggers: Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and those "Heroes" and "Friday Night Lights" champs. The network triumphed last year with Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU"). Overdue: stars of "Scrubs," "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl." Other rivals: "ER," "Medium" and "Law & Order."


Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") was a winner last year. James Woods could be a real Emmy "Shark" now. Network seeks notice for "The King of Queens," "Without a Trace," "CSI," "The Unit" and "How I Met Your Mother."


Last year's drama-actor winner Kiefer Sutherland ("24") faces in-house competition from "House" star Hugh Laurie.


Helen Mirren's "Prime Suspect 7" vs. another "Masterpiece Theatre" star: Ruth Wilson ("Jane Eyre").


Big-name stars in series (Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"), minis (William Hurt and William H. Macy in "Nightmares & Dreamscapes") and movies (Matthew Perry in "The Ron Clark Story").


Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") should investigate his near-invincibility: He's won for three of four Emmy nominations.


"The Shield" (Michael Chiklis) and "Rescue Me" (Denis Leary) have proven to be worthy of Emmy noms in the past. Now new hopes for "The Riches" (Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver).


Lots of acting bids possible from series "The Sopranos," "Entourage," "Deadwood" and "Extras," plus long forms "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "Longford," "Life Support," "Angel Rodriguez" and "Tsunami: The Aftermath."


Many acting turns in "The Tudors," "Dexter," "Weeds," "Sleeper Cell" and "Brotherhood."


"Broken Trail" cowboys Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church could lasso Emmy bids.


Will voters finally prove that they don't hate the stars of "Everybody Hates Chris," "Gilmore Girls" and "Veronica Mars"?


Four leading ladies in telefilms: "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" (Sarah Chalke), "A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" (Mercedes Ruehl), "What If God Were the Sun?" (Gena Rowlands) and "The Mermaid Chair" (Kim Basinger).

Sci Fi

Network execs are starry-eyed about Emmy hopes for "Battlestar Galactica" (series) and "The Lost Room" (mini).

BBC America

"The State Within" may rule over some in the mini races.

-- Tom O'Neil

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