Emmy Spotlight '13: Outstanding Comedy Series

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'The Big Bang Theory'

September 17, 2013

The Big Bang Theory's Emmy success has been a gradual process, unlike the comedy series' namesake scientific theory of the universe's creation.

Nonetheless, the Chuck Lorre-created CBS comedy has amassed 18 nominations over five seasons despite a mere pair of Emmys, both of which were bestowed upon star Jim Parsons.

As the Academy has continued to warm up to the show over the last three years -- during which it has accrued five nominations per year – Big Bang has also been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for its past three seasons.

With its highest ratings ever for the past season, the show looks to be a real contender for the award this year.

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