19 nominations in Emmys for 'Glee'

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Quirky musical comedy Glee and 1960s advertising drama Mad Men led the television series nominations yesterday for prime-time Emmy Awards in a cross-section of new faces and old favorites.

Five of the 12 comedy and drama series were first-time nominees in a move that should inject new excitement into a race that has been dominated for two years by the same faces.

Newcomer Glee, about a group of high-school misfits in a choir, garnered 19 nominations, including Best Comedy Series and Emmy nods for its stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer.

The ambitious Fox series, a blend of upbeat songs and serious issues such as teen sexuality and disability, has been the most talked-about show of the last 12 months.