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Posthumous Honors: Cancelled TV Shows Nominated for 2009 Emmy Awards

Emmy AwardIt happens every year. Shows that have ended or (more likely) have been cancelled are nominated for the industry’s highest honor, the Emmy Award. Interestingly, many of them are nominated for the show’s last episode.

Though the cast and crews of these shows may attend the award ceremony on September 12th, they sadly won’t be working with each other the next morning.

Here are the lucky and yet not-so-lucky nominees…

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
Pushing Daisies • ABC

Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series
According To Jim • ABC (series finale)
Everybody Hates Chris • CW

Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series
Life On Mars • ABC

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
Pushing Daisies • ABC

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Battlestar Galactica • Syfy
Boston Legal • ABC (series finale)
ER • NBC (series finale)

Which nominee will you miss the most?

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Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Battlestar Galactica • Syfy (series finale)

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Pushing Daisies • ABC

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
MADtv • FOX

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Pushing Daisies • ABC

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
MADtv • FOX

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
The Mole • ABC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who? • ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
William Shatner, Boston Legal • ABC
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal • ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies • ABC

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Ernest Borgnine, ER • NBC (series finale)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Betty White, My Name Is Earl • NBC

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Battlestar Galactica: The Face Of The Enemy • Syfy.com

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Battlestar Galactica • Syfy (series finale)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles • FOX

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Battlestar Galactica • Syfy (series finale)
Boston Legal • ABC (series finale)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
Battlestar Galactica • Syfy (series finale)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination
My Name Is Earl • NBC

Outstanding Animated Programming (One Hour or More)
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends • Cartoon Network

Which of these shows will you miss the most? Do you plan on tuning in to watch the show on September 12th, with Neil Patrick Harris as host?

 

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t3h fake October 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

@jetgraphics: you can’t sell to people who watch Masterpiece Theater because senior citizens are usually on a very fixed income and they are too set in their ways to change brands.

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Laura Jean July 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I’m not surprised to see so many nominations for “Pushing Daisies”. It was a great show. It made me smile. I watched every episode, never missed a one. Not much left on ABC to watch, now. They cancelled “Eli Stone” and “The Unusuals”. Next will probably be “Ugly Betty” and then I’m gone. (Unless they bring “Pushing Daisies” back. I’ll follow Ned and Olive anywhere.)

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jetgraphics July 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

I am not surprised that great (but low rated) shows are killed and bad, cheap reality shows dominate the networks. It’s not that most people watch reality TV, but that the advertisers are persuaded that their target audience (stupid cattle) watch garbage.

You can’t “sell” to folks who would rather watch Masterpiece Theater quality entertainment. They lack the gullibility factor.

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Joan July 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I will miss Pushin Daisies & Sarah Connor. Both well acted , clear clean lines and plots. They will be missed!

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Quincy July 26, 2009 at 4:48 am

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and The Bionic Woman are the ones that I really miss. I always attracted the Female Leading Roles in the continuous action figure television shows. I hope somehow they will come back or comes up something with a different title.

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Jeremy July 25, 2009 at 5:11 am

Im so proud to Pushing Dasies for getting tons of nominations.I hope the show wins and picked up for 3rd season even if it ended.

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kyle July 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Earl is the only show that will be missed

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admin July 23, 2009 at 2:29 am

@MV: Oops. It should have been included in the poll. I’ve added it.

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MV July 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm

I agree that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is the show that I will miss most from the 2009 cancelled list. It wasn’t on your poll as a choice so I wanted to give it a shout-out here.

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Vincent Wright July 22, 2009 at 7:09 am

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is the only show I watched on the list so it will be the one I miss the most. :)

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