2021 Emmy Predictions

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Updated August 30, 2021

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

The Emmy race for Outstanding Comedy Series is one category that has no shortage of amazing contenders. Emmy newcomer ‘Ted Lasso’ holds our top spot, while a pair of HBO Max rookies, ‘Hacks’ and ‘The Flight Attendant,’ are certainly making a case for themselves.

Go farther down on our predictions to find more staff and critical favorites like ‘PEN15’ and ‘Cobra Kai.’ We would like to ‘wax on’ more about them, but we will let you decide for yourself who your favorites are.

1. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Follows U.S. American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football.

2. Hacks (HBO Max)

Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

3. The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

A reckless flight attendant with an alcoholism problem wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.

4. Pen15 (Hulu)

The comedic story of middle school seen through the eyes of two 7th grade girls dealing with the awkwardness of being a teenager.

5. Cobra Kai (Netflix)

Thirty four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso.

6. The Kominsky Method (Netflix)6

An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

7. Black-ish (ABC)

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

8. Emily In Paris (Netflix)

Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper is hired to provide an American perspective at a marketing firm in Paris.