Emmy reality program contenders
PBS (WGBH Educational Foundation)
Pro: Longest-running nominee; might be due for a win after five consecutive noms.
Con: Five-time bridesmaid; less flashy than some other nominees.
Discovery Channel (Pilgrim Films and Television Inc. in association with Discovery Channel)
Pro: Second nom; win would be endorsement of "Testosterone TV" genre.
Con: Emmy voters might not be big fans of diaper cleaning or goose plucking.
National Geographic Channel (MPH Entertainment in association with Emery/Sumner Prods.)
Pro: Third nom for fifth-year series; host Cesar Milan also recognized.
Con: Show has fallen out of the zeitgeist a bit.
A&E (GRB Entertainment for A&E Network)
Pro: Same redemptive theme as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which reigned in this category for several years.
Con: After two years of Kathy Griffin wins, do Emmy voters want to get serious this year?
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Bravo (Picture This Television, Bravo)
Pro: Won the past two years; Griffin has big industry following.
Con: The only straight diary show nominated; voters might be in a more serious mood.
Discovery Channel (Beyond Prods. in association with Discovery Channel)
Pro: First-time nominee; most educational of the candidates.
Con: Show's target demo is a bit younger than Emmy voters.