Tue. May 26th, 2020

2018 Emmys: Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow is hoping its 22nd season is a big winner

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Outstanding Structured Reality Program is one that sees a lot of repetition year to year. There are only 47 possible nominees and some have been absolutely perennial. Antiques Roadshow has been nominated every year since 2005 (the category started in 2001) but has never won. Shark Tank has won four of the last six years. It’s time for some turnover. But will there be?

Like the Reality Host category, we’re going to see Queer Eye without a doubt. The reboot is a huge hit and the original even won this category back in 2004. It’s the biggest shoe-in (after Antiques Roadshow probably). Shark Tank is in, I can’t see them dropping a four-time winner with such a narrow field. Mythbusters is an 8-time nominee here. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – 5. Lip Sync Battle is relatively new with just two but it should be safe. Undercover Boss had six years in a row of nominations, including two wins (2012 and 2013) before being dropped last year. I’m keeping it in Other Contenders but it could mount a comeback. Penn & Teller grabbed four noms in a row back in the 2000s with their show Bullshit! and might find themselves back in Emmys graces once again with Fool Us.

Here are my predictions for Outstanding Structured Reality Program:

1. Shark Tank (ABC)
2. Queer Eye (Netflix)
3. Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
4. Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
5. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)
6. Mythbusters (Discovery Channel)


Fixer Upper (HGTV)
Hart of the City (Comedy Central)
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)
Undercover Boss (CBS)
Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

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