Squid Game,' 'Succession,' 'Ted Lasso' vie for Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards host Kenan Thompson and the producers of the show promise fun and enjoyable event

a term that is not true for many of the most coveted nominated shows. 

The most promising dramas are the frightfully dystopian "Squid Game," grim workplace satire "Severance" "And succession," about a powerful and ruthless family

Comedy nominee "Ted Lasso,"" the reigning champ was a dark and somber storytelling turn.

After a string of pandemic-afflicted awards seasons and Monday's 75th Primetime Emmy Awards 

(airing 8 p.m. EDT on NBC and streamed on Peacock) is expected to be huge and fun Executive producer Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart said.

They're taking a page from last year's streamlined ceremony and the club-style table seating for nominees."They were a blast.

They were having a great time. They celebrated themselves." 

Stewart said, recalling an observation made by actor Sophia Bush at the evening's closing: "Oh, my God I actually had a blast during the Emmys.