Emmys

The Good Place, and 20 More Great Shows That Never Won an Emmy

The Good Place Emmys

Well, it’s official: The Emmys are the Bad Place for The Good Place.

NBC’s afterlife comedy ended its four-season run without ever winning a single Emmy after coming up empty-handed at Sunday’s virtual ceremony. Despite a total of 14 nominations in four years — including a pair of nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and three nods for Emmy favorite Ted Danson in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category — The Good Place‘s Emmy trophy case will remain bare for eternity. (And an early warning to Better Call Saul fans: AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff is in serious danger of experiencing the same fate, going into its final season with a whopping 39 nominations and zero wins.)

The good news, though: They’ve got plenty of good company. In fact, some of the best TV shows of all time never won an Emmy, from critically acclaimed prestige dramas to beloved sci-fi favorites. We here at TVLine did some digging into the Emmy archives and found 20 more great shows that were never once graced with Emmy gold — and trust us, you won’t believe some of these names. Read on to see all the great shows that the Emmys totally whiffed on, and then hit the comments below to share your outrage. (See, Eleanor and company? You shouldn’t feel that bad after all.)