It’s an eclectic mix of programs — featuring one previous winner, three prior nominees, and a pair of first-time contenders — in the 2012 Emmy race for Outstanding Reality Program. (The category is not to be confused with Outstanding Reality Show Competition; check out our “who should win?” poll in that category here.)
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which took home the statuette in 2010, is back in the race after a one-year hiatus, while perennial nominee Antiques Roadshow (nominated for the eighth straight time) will try to reverse its also-ran fortunes. MythBusters (celebrating its fourth nod) and Undercover Boss (now on its third) round out the veterans in the race.
The absence of 2011 winner Deadliest Catch and six-time nominee Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List leaves some room for new blood in the division, and taking advantage are ABC’s Shark Tank and NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?
What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine shows when the Emmys are handed out in September? Choose your favorite in our poll below — TVLine voting closes Sept. 14, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!
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