As part of today's latest installment of Variety Road to the Emmys coverage, we have this exceedingly savvy piece by Abed Nadir, film major at Greendale Community College. Thanks to "Community" showrunner Dan Harmon for sending Abed's analysis our way.
In addition, continuing our series of behind-the-scenes stories is this report out of a table read for "The Big Bang Theory."
-- Robert Abele writes about how, while it was largely a disappointing year for freshman comedies (we're not talking about you, "Louie"), there are several second- and third-year series still looking to make an impression at the Emmys.
-- Shawna Malcom writes about the effect grim-coms such as "Nurse Jackie" and "The Big C" have on the Emmy race.
-- Steve Heisler reminds us of how veteran comedies began with a recap of their first-ever scenes.