Teen Choice Awards 2016: ‘Austin & Ally,’ ‘Fuller House,’ ‘Scream Queens,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ fight for Comedy Series
We have to admit that we’re not always a proponent of some of the shows that end up on the Teen Choice Awards ballot. Some of them are hokey, and some of them feel like a regurgitation of the years that have come before.
For the most part, though, we have no complaints at all with the Choice TV: Comedy Series category this year, given that you’ve got diversity in terms of casts, networks, and genres-within-genres. There is a horror comedy in here, an hour-long telenovela, a slice of nostalgia, and a couple of programs suited for slightly-younger viewers. This really feels more like it is covering the entirety of the teen spectrum, and there are also several genuinely-good shows in here to keep it from just being fan favorites with terrible reviews from critics.
Below, you can see our personal take on the category, and you can also vote for your favorite in the attached poll! (We’ll be back next week sharing the results of wave 1 of the TV categories.) Also, be sure to click here if you want to cast a real vote for the awards! Our poll is strictly for fun.
“Austin & Ally”
“Jane the Virgin”
“Liv and Maddie”
Who will win – This is a great category, and given that last year’s winner “The Big Bang Theory” is not included, this could go in almost any direction. We’re going to go with “Austin & Ally” for now as the frontrunner, though, based on its resume on other awards shows to go along with our own sentiment that it may be the most popular of the shows nominated with the actual audience of teens out there. “Scream Queens” is probably the #2 show just because of the popularity of Lea Michele and other cast members at the TCAs in the past.
Who should win – If we’re going solely on quality here, we think “Scream Queens” did do the most when it comes to balancing out comedy, originality, and storytelling over the course of the past year. The show was just a wicked good time from start to finish, and we felt invested for the most part in the Red Devil mystery. In second place we’d probably put “Jane the Virgin,” which consistently feels underrated even with Gina Rodriguez’s Golden Globe in mind. We feel like there are people out there who would really become addicted to it, but unfortunately have not even given if a chance so far.
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