5 Series to Binge Before the 2015 Emmys®

TORONTO, July 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Emmy® Awards are just around the corner, and while we try our best to keep up, sometimes we need a little help sorting out what to stream and what to skip. Now with the plethora of video streaming services available, catching up on buzz-worthy TV before the big awards is easier than ever – and legal too.

To get ahead in your Emmy® office pool, here are five of this year's most bingeable Emmy®-nominated hits and hidden gems, available to stream exclusively on shomi:

Transparent: The Golden Globe®-winning drama continues to garner critical support, receiving 12 Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Lead Actor for Jeffrey Tambor, in the starring role as Maura. Transparent combines heart and humour, and has contributed to the world-wide conversation about the transgender community.

Last Man On Earth: Will Forte stars in this post-apocalyptic comedy, which wrapped its first season this past spring. From the directors and producers of The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street, Last Man On Earth has earned four Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor.

Louie: Comedian Louis C.K. is the star, writer, director, producer, and editor of this critically-acclaimed comedy. Drawing from his personal life, Louie follows the life of a single dad and successful comedian. The series has earned Emmy® recognition again with six nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Comedy Series.

Modern Family: A consistent favourite among viewers and critics, Modern Family has earned six Emmy®-nominations for its sixth season, including Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress nominations for Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen.

Empire: This year's underdog hit, Empire quickly became a fan-favourite for its outstanding acting, music, and iconic wardrobe. The freshman series has earned two Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress for Taraji P. Henson, who plays the outspoken and feared matriarch Cookie Lyon. Expect to hear a lot more about this series when season two premieres this Fall.

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For further information: Media Contact: Jodi Cook, shomi, Jodi.Cook@shomi.com, 416.764.2725; Julie MacFarlane, shomi, julie.macfarlane@shomi.com, 416.764.4060

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