Dear Television is back this week for the fall 2013 season. Starting next week, we’ll be covering a wide range of topics weekly for The Los Angeles Review of Books. This week, however, we’re writing a guest column at Indiewire’s great Press Play blog.

The theme of our column is the First Annual Dear TV Emmy Anti-Prom, and we’ll be showcasing the snubbed, the losers, and all the other kids who didn’t get invited to the dance.  Here’s my first post on Emmy-bait vs. Oscar-bait, popularity vs. prestige, and the snubbing of Parenthood‘s amazing Monica Potter.

“Monica Potter’s Field”