Of course, the better bet is something fresh, such as FX's "Atlanta", which scored Golden Globe wins for Best TV Comedy and Best Actor (Donald Glover), or Netflix's "Master of None", which won last year's Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing (Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang).
"He might care about who wins the reality- show category", Colbert said. No network series has won in the category since "24" in 2006.
It's the 10th consecutive year that the Emmys has taken place at the Microsoft Center, dating back to its first show there in 2008. It's nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and actors Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour and Shannon Purser are nominated in their respective categories. Last year's big victor, HBO's Game of Thrones, was not eligible for Emmy Awards consideration because its latest season aired outside the eligibility window.
Sanchez benched, Ozil out vs. Chelsea
Chelsea - the Premier League champions - have been ticking over nicely since their opening weekend defeat at home to Burnley. Sanchez is also missing from the starting XI for Sunday's match, but is among Arsene Wenger's seven subs .
Stephen Colbert is this year's host, taking his critical comedy from The Late Show set to the Emmys stage.
With 22 nominations each - including the Creative Arts awards, which have already been distributed - they are the favourites to beat GoT's record. It certainly looks possible, with Netflix and Hulu both nominated for The Crown, House of Cards and Stranger Things, and The Handmaid's Tale respectively.
The first-time Emmy Awards host helped roll out the show's ceremonial red carpet Tuesday at L.A. Live alongside telecast producers, saying that while it's an honor to host the show, "it's even more of an honor to be installing the carpet". Should Riz win for his critically acclaimed performance in HBO's The Night Of?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor unstoppable?
Tatiana Maslany was named Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for "Orphan Black".