7. Donald Faison on "Scrubs"
"Scrubs" has been famously underserved by the Emmys, despite a few token nods. The comedy moved to ABC after seven seasons before being canceled in March. But for its first five years, "Scrubs" was an extraordinary piece of work, mixing surrealism and slapstick with poignant hospital and romantic drama. It still galls me that, aside from Zach Braff, no members of one of TV's best-ever ensembles — including Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley, and Judy Reyes — have been nominated. Most of all, though, Donald Faison deserved singling out, as Turk, J.D.'s best buddy. Both broadly comic and precise, Faison was unfailingly entertaining.
Pictured: Donald Faison.