In 2012, Emmy voters chose the new flavor on the menu (Homeland) over “the regular” (Mad Men) in the battle for Outstanding Drama Series, stopping the latter show’s win streak in the category at four.
This time around, the question is whether Showtime’s thriller can repeat in its sophomore season, if AMC’s period drama can reclaim its crown, or whether the time has come to welcome a new champ.
There’s only one neophyte nominee for 2013 — Netflix’s House of Cards — while the other three contenders — HBO’s Game of Thrones, PBS’ Downton Abbey and Mad Men‘s AMC stablemate Breaking Bad — were all also-rans last year.
What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine shows when the Emmys are handed out in September? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite — TVLine voting closes Sept. 15, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!
Every day for the next month, we’ll launch another “Who Should Win” Emmy poll, so come back to TVLine.com every day to weigh in on who’s most worthy of TV’s biggest honor, and to stay up to speed on all our races, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!