LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Wire," "Friday Night Lights" and "Pushing Daisies" are among the semifinalists for this year's Emmy nominations.

Ten drama series and 10 comedies emerged as the top vote-getters in balloting by members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the academy said.

The final five nominees in each category will be determined after blue-ribbon panels screen submitted episodes this weekend, with the results to be announced July 17. The awards show will be in September.

"The Wire," the critically acclaimed HBO drama that traces urban decay through the stories of police and drug dealers in Baltimore, has a last shot at ending years of Emmy snubs: it recently wrapped its fifth and final season.

The best drama semifinalists are: "Boston Legal"; "Damages"; "Dexter"; "Friday Night Lights"; "Grey's Anatomy"; "House"; "Lost"; "Mad Men"; "The Tudors"; and "The Wire."

Semifinalists for best comedy are "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; "Entourage"; "Family Guy"; "Flight of the Conchords"; "The Office"; "Pushing Daisies"; "30 Rock"; "Two and a Half Men"; "Ugly Betty"; and "Weeds."

The results of the blue-ribbon panels represent 50 percent of the vote to determine the finalists, averaged with the total academy balloting, TV academy COO Alan Perris said in a statement.