Who’ll make the cut when the TV Academy releases this year’s primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday? Awards show maven Tom O’Neil thinks he knows. At his website,, O’Neil predicts that the academy’s usual favorites (Everybody Loves Raymond, Will & Grace, The West Wing) will have to scooch over and make room this year for Lost, Deadwood, Entourage, maybe House, and of course, Desperate Housewives (he thinks all four primary cast members will be nominated for Lead Comedy Actress). Fans of Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and Grey’s Anatomy will probably have to wait until next year. Check’s Emmy coverage to see how O’Neil’s predictions mesh with the wish lists of EW’s critics and readers. Watch this space Thursday morning for our reaction to the nominations.