7 Must-Watch Emmy Nominated Shows

by | September 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM | Emmys, Fall TV Preview 2012

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones (HBO)

With the Primetime Emmys just around the corner there’s surely an enormous number of shows you’ve been meaning to watch but could never found the time.

Let us help you with that decision. Below, our picks for the seven must-watch shows you need to watch in time for Sunday’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmys broadcast.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys air Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on ABC.

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1. “New Girl (FOX)
Total Nominations: 5
Why You Should Watch: It was last season’s break-out hit that reinvigorated the comedy genre and paved the way for Fox’s Tuesday night newcomers “The Mindy Project” and “Ben & Kate”:

Watch the First Season Finale:

2. “Homeland (SHOWTIME)
Total Nominations: 9
Why You Should Watch: If you haven’t sat down to watch this gripping thriller that President Obama calls his favorite, then you are missing out the buzziest show of the year. Watch the entire first season on XfinityTV.com right now.

Watch the First Season Premiere for Free:

3. “Game Change (HBO)
Total Nominations: 12
Why You Should Watch: Five words: Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. Watch the entire film here on XfinityTV.com.

4. “Modern Family(ABC)
Total Nominations: 14
Why You Should Watch: It’s the most hilarious, groundbreaking comedy in ages. With every adult actor on the series nominated this year you should be wondering, Why haven’t I been watching?

Watch the Season 3 Finale:

5. “Game of Thrones (HBO)
Total Nominations: 11
Why You Should Watch: Whether you’re a fantasy fanatic or simply a drama lover, there’s something in it for everyone — especially if you’re into dragons. Watch the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones” on XfinityTV.com.

6. “Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Total Nominations: 4
Why You Should Watch: Because every single person on this ensemble cast is doing the best comedic work of their careers. We’re looking at you, Nick Offerman.

Watch the Latest Episode of “Parks & Rec”:

7. “Luther (BBC AMERICA)
Total Nominations: 4
Why You Should Watch: “Wire’ alum Idris Elba is shockingly austere and terrifying as a troubled police detective. Turn off “SVU” and give “Luther” a shot. Watch the first two seasons of “Luther” on XfinityTV.com.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys air Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on ABC.