2022 Emmys Structured Reality Program Predictions

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UPDATED: June 23, 2022



Netflix wins its ninth statuette (overall) for its flagship reality TV show »weird eyein 2021, which landed six names across the board. The Fab 5, also up for reality TV hosting, continues to draw voters and could walk away with the award once again for the sixth season.

With four wins in this category, it is currently tied with ABC”shark tank” as the most awarded of all time. One of the two could break the all-time winning record this year.

The ABC series has dominated for the past 12 years, with 10 total nominations in this category, along with the iconic “judges” panel. Remaining relevant in our current climate of small business expansion, it could once again be a favorite. However, he hasn’t won since 2017.

There are 36 shows vying for attention, which will allow for five nominees to be named.

With 19 previous names, PBS’ “Antiques Tourhas owned this corner of the Emmys for quite some time and is currently the most nominated series in the category’s history. What’s impressive is that it managed to do this without a loud and splashy rewards campaign. Instead, executive producer Marsha Bemko, lead producer Sam Farrell and producer Sarah Elliott know how to reach key voters.

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Love is blind. Deepti Vempati in Season 2 of Love Is Blind Cr. Adrian S. Burrows Sr./Netflix © 2022

Returning for its second season, though it didn’t quite hit all the magic notes of the first, Kinetic Content’s dating experience”Love is blind” has always gangbusters on the Netflix platform and could be one of its many love-making reality shows.

Food Network might have a possible entry with “Restaurant: Impossible“while HGTV”Married to real estateand “Magnolia Network”Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” continues to garner support.

Also watch out for HBO shows”My mother, your father” or TLC “Dr Pimple Popperwho could enter the fray. Both seem right on the recognition bubble.

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The nomination ballot runs from June 16 to June 27. Official nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 12.

The full TV awards season schedule is linked here.

2021 Category Winner: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)


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“Dr. Pimple Popper” cures skin conditions.
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1 “Weird Eye” netflix
2 “Shark Aquarium” ABC
3 “Route of Antiquities” PBS
4 “Love is blind” netflix
5 “My mother, your father” HBO
6 “Married to Real Estate” HGTV
seven “Dr. Pimple Popper” CCM
8 “Fixer Superior: Welcome Home” Magnolia Network
9 “Restaurant: Impossible” Food Network
ten “Impractical Jokers” truTV
“All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” be added
“Bargain hunting by the sea” be added
“The Best of the Worst” be added
“Sloppy” E !
“IOU Celebrity” be added
“Cesar Milan: best human, best dog” be added
“Dirty Jobs” Discovery Channel
“Dirt Fighter” be added
“Fix My Flip” be added
“Flip or Flop” HGTV
“Ghost Adventures” Discovery+
“The Sweet Home” Peacock
“Hometown Kickoff” be added
“Hometown: Ben’s Workshop” be added
“Houses steeped in history” be added
“Lil Jon wants to do what?” be added
“Love in the Jungle” be added
“RuPaul’s Drag Race The Pit Stop with Monét X Change” VH1
“Broken” be added
“Temptation Island” be added
“The Challenge: Consequences with Devyn Simone” Paramount+
“The Repairers” be added
“The ultimatum: get married or move on” netflix
“Tough Love with Hilary Farr” be added
“VH1 came out of the closet” VH1
“We need to talk about America” be added

2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

2022 Creative Arts Emmys Predictions

About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

The Primetime Emmys, better known as Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American prime-time television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (recognizes achievement in craftsmanship), and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant contributions in engineering and technology). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy has over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, and various craftsmen and executives.

  • The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12 and will air on NBC.

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