The time is nigh: The 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced at 5:40 a.m. Thursday.

This is a great time to review Variety's Emmy preview coverage, most of which can be found at Variety's Emmy Central.

We'll see you in the dawn's early darkness Thursday with full Variety Team TV coverage ...

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