The New Titans of Wall Street
The LAT fronts the nominations for the Emmy Awards, in which Family Guy became the first animated show to be nominated in the best comedy series category since The Flintstones in 1961. For its part, 30 Rock received 22 nominations, the most ever for a comedy series. The LAT notes that the prominence of Family Guy and other "quirky shows" like Weeds and Flight of the Conchords "offers as compelling a sign as any of the near-total retreat of the more conventional sitcoms like Seinfeld and Friends that not so long ago dominated network lineups."
Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.