Last year, Glee was a whiz kid—the series newcomer that nabbed 19 Emmy nominations.
This year, it soared on Super Bowl night, only to suffer a late-season ratings slump, and buzz that it had jumped the shark.
So, did Emmy voters bail on the series, too?
Glee picked up a second straight nod for Outstanding Comedy Series as the field was announced this morning for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Overall, Glee scored 12 nods, down from last year's haul, but putting it up there with top drama and comedy series contenders Mad Men (19 nominations), Boardwalk Empire (18), Modern Family (17), 30 Rock (13) and this year's freshman sensation, Game of Thrones (also 13).
Glee will go for the Comedy Series win opposite Modern Family, the reigning champ, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and, for the love of Michael Scott (and Steve Carell), The Office.
Nurse Jackie and Curb Your Enthusiasm both failed to repeat in the category—one aired last season (and could've been nominated); the other didn't.
Mad Men will go for its fourth-consecutive win as Oustanding Drama Series. The shows standing between Don Draper's team and a West Wing-ian run are: Dexter; The Good Wife; HBO newbies Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones; and, Friday Night Lights, scoring its first-ever nod here in its last-ever season.
If you're looking for Breaking Bad, a Drama Series nominee last year, save yourself the time and trouble. The Bryan Cranston series wasn't eligible, as its fourth season won't kick off until this coming weekend.
Elsewhere, Chaz Bono's Becoming Chaz, chronicling the celebrity offspring's transgender journey, was nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Special.
The Simpsons picked up its 17th straight nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, while Conan O'Brien's Conan picked up its first four nominations, including one for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, a category graced by neither Jay Leno's show, nor, in a bigger surprise, David Letterman's.
Overall, the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce led the way with 21 nominations. Per usual, HBO topped all networks with 104 nominations, more than double the No. 2 finisher, CBS (50).
The big show's set for Sept. 18, with Glee's own Jane Lynch set to host.
(Originally published July 14, 2011, at 5:47 a.m. PT)