Emmys: 7 Series With Final-Season Nominations

8:00 AM 8/31/2016

by Ashley Lee

These shows are going for the gold one last time.

'Key & Peele,' 'The Good Wife,' 'American Idol' and 'Downton Abbey'
'Key & Peele,' 'The Good Wife,' 'American Idol' and 'Downton Abbey'
Comedy Central; CBS; Fox; PBS

  • 'Downton Abbey'

    Nick Briggs

    The sixth and final season of the PBS hit, which wrapped in March, earned ten nominations, including best drama series, writing and supporting actress (Maggie Smith). Throughout its run, Julian Fellowes’ period drama also starring Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery has collected a total of 69 nominations and 12 wins.

  • 'The Good Wife'

    Jeff Neumann/CBS

    The CBS legal drama said farewell with its seventh season in May and earned four nominations, two of which laud the performances by guest actors Michael J. Fox and Carrie Preston. The Julianna Margulies starrer has nabbed 43 nominations and 5 wins throughout its tenure (as well as an upcoming spinoff debuting on CBS All Access in spring 2017).

  • 'Key & Peele'

    Danny Feld/Comedy Central

    Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s Comedy Central show, which finished its fifth and final season in September, has never taken home an award on Emmys night. This year, it’s nominated in seven categories, including best variety sketch series and supporting actor (Key). The series has earned 18 nominations altogether.

  • 'Getting On'

    Lacey Terrell/HBO

    Alex Borstein’s HBO comedy earned two nominations for its third season (which wrapped in December), highlighting the performances by lead actress Laurie Metcalf and supporting actress Niecy Nash, the latter of whom received the series’ only other previous nomination. Metcalf nabbed a whopping three nominations this year, as she’s also highlighted for her guest performances in Horace and Pete and The Big Bang Theory.

  • 'American Idol'

    Ray Mickshaw/FOX

    The Fox singing competition, which signed off in April, earned two nominations for its 15th season, including best host (Ryan Seacrest). Throughout its run, the series has collected 67 nominations and 8 wins, and will receive this year’s Governors Award.

  • 'Mythbusters'

    The Discovery Channel series, which ended its 14th and final season in March, was once again nominated for best structured reality show. The show, which featured Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman using science to put various myths and rumors to the test, has collected eight nominations since it debuted in 2003.

  • 'Project Greenlight'

    Courtesy of HBO

    The HBO series, which returned after a ten-year hiatus, nabbed two nominations for its fourth season, including best unstructured reality show. The Matt Damon-Ben Affleck filmmaking show has earned five nominations to date.