"Lost" may not have the power it takes to win over Emmy voters when one considers the history of outgoing shows with the award, reports our good friend T.L. Stanley at the Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope blog.
Shows airing their final seasons have had a tough track record when it comes to winning the top Emmy award, the story points out.
"HBO’s "The Sopranos" is the only drama in recent memory to win best series on its way out, and "Everybody Loves Raymond" was the first comedy in decades to get a series trophy as a parting gift," the article says.
According to TV historian Tim Brooks, "Some go out with a bang, and they’re real contenders for that. And some have already been pushed aside by newer shows and they’ve lost their specialness. Particularly if they were embraced early on, they find it difficult to keep topping themselves and they can run out of steam by the end."
Among other shows, ‘Lost" will compete with another big drama that departed at the end of last season, "24."