At a time when “the conversation” (whatever that is) generally relegates broadcast shows to second or third place behind cable and streaming series it is worth noting that two of the nominees in the Outstanding Comedy Series category are as strong and significant as any other. ABC’s “Modern Family” and “black-ish” never fail to entertain as they continue to reflect the social changes and challenges of their time in the manner of the great Norman Lear comedies of the ‘70s. (The same is true of CBS’ “Mom,” which has ridiculously not been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.) Neither would be my first choice for a win in this category, but I won’t complain if one of them takes home the top award. What follows are my predictions and preferences in the Comedy Series categories.
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