Close calls

“Game of Thrones” will almost certainly collect the most hardware during the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, but the fiercest battles won’t involve the show at all. Who will become the toast of late-night TV? Will “House of Cards” star Robin Wright finally draw a winning hand? Will Cloris Leachman do everything in her power to keep Julia Louis-Dreyfus from tying her as TV’s most honored actress? And can Minnesotan Louie Anderson cap the comeback story of the year with a win? We’ll have complete coverage throughout.

7 p.m. Sun., KSTP, Ch. 5

The odd couple

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has featured one of TV’s most finely tuned ensembles almost since the beginning, but it’s still great fun to see the fourth season kick off with the focus solely on Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher as they attempt to get through the witness protection program without killing each other. Whoever first suggested that the former “Homicide” detective and the rascally “SNL” truant would make a surefire dynamic duo deserves a gold shield.

7 p.m. Mon., KMSP, Ch. 9

Extended play

“Empire” may no longer qualify as “hot with a bullet” on any pop-culture charts, but that hasn’t stopped celebrities from joining the guest list. Taye Diggs, Mariah Carey, Kid Cudi and Birdman are all expected to stop by in hopes that they’ll get cut down to size by Taraji P. Henson before rumors that she’s been fired for diva behavior actually turn out to be true.

8 p.m. Wed., KMSP, Ch. 9

Neal Justin