Ranking The 15 Best TV Shows Never Nominated for an Outstanding Comedy or Drama Series Emmy

The Emmy Nominations will be announced on Thursday morning, and it’s never too early to get your knickers in a bunch over what will and will not be nominated, as well as reminiscing about all the shows that have been snubbed over the years. Today, we’ll start with the reminiscing by ranking the 15 Best Shows Never Nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama or Comedy Series Category. I do have a feeling that things will turn around for one show on this list (number five), which can expect an Emmy nomination in the Best Comedy category.

15. Terriers (0 Nominations in Any Category)

14. Sons of Anarchy — One Nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

13. Doctor Who — O Nominations

12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer — Nominations for visual effects, make-up, hairstyling, sound editing, and writing.

11. Battlestar Galactica — Nominations and Wins for writing, directing, sound mixing, sound editing, and costumes.

10. Party Down — O nominations (although, one nomination for best comedy from the Television Critics Association).

9. Sports Night — Nominations and wins for Casting, Writing, Directing, Cinematography and Best Guest Actor (William Macy)

8. Oz — Nominations for casting and best guest actor (Charles Dutton)

7. Community — One nomination, which it won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

6. The Shield — Nominations for writing, directing, lead actor (Michael Chicklis), Lead Actress (Glenn Close), and Supporting Actress (CCH Pounder)

5. Louie — Nominations for lead actor (Louis C.K.) and writing.

4. Justified — Win for Supporting Actress (Margo Martindale), and nominations for lead actor (Timothy Olyphant), Supporting Actor (Walton Goggins), Guest Actor (Jeremy Davies), and main title music.

3. Freaks and Geeks — Won an Emmy for casting, and two nominations for writing.

2. Homicide: Life on the Streets — Wins for lead actor (Andre Braugher), directing, writing, and casting, and nominations in a lot of guest actor/actress categories.

1. The Wire — Nominated twice for writing. That’s it.