Magazine article Variety

The Contenders: 2018 Emmy Edition

Magazine article Variety

The Contenders: 2018 Emmy Edition

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Emmy Predictions 2018: Competition Program

The Amazing Race cbs

A previous winner and perennial nominee, the veteran "Race" still turns in strong ratings but its category competition could overcome it at the finish line.

American Ninja Warrior nbc

After grabbing a nod last year, "ANW" expanded its fan base and is a genuine popculture phenomenon, which bodes well for another nom this year.

Project Runway lifetime

"PR" had fun with the format for its Sweet 16 season, using models representing all body types. Its tweaks may earn it a place in the race.

Survivor CBS

Still strong in the ratings, the show pitted teams of 10 against each other this season. A perennial favorite of voters, but it has yet to claim the top prize.

The Voice nbc

The singing competition has dominated this category the last few years, and should again grab a nod. The only question is whether it will return to the winner's circle.

American Idol abc

A new network, new hosts, tweaks to the format - those elements have propeled it back into the Emmy conversation. But will the Acad sing its praises?

Dancing With the Stars abc

Its all-athlete season was well-watched and it might carry more weight in the awards race, as it produced several social mediafriendly moments.

RuPaul's Drag Race vhi

Surfing on viewer and social-media love, "Drag Race" has earned honors for host RuPaul and with this 10th anniversary season, may be poised to grab the gold.

Top Chef bravo

Denver brought out another killer and charismatic lineup of chefs, expertly packaged for TV as usual, which should give this series a taste of the final five.

World of Dance nbc

Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo are the judges in this eye-popping package featuring dancers from all over the world that deserves to break through the clutter.


Emmy Predictions 2018: Structured and Unstructured Programs


Fixer Upper hgtv

In 2017, the series grabbed its first nomination, and this year its popularity has skyrocketed after the announcement that stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are calling it quits. …

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