James Denton has a theory why "Desperate Housewives" didn't get an Emmy nomination for best comedy. Denton, who plays plumber Mike Delfino on the ABC series, said he thinks "Housewives" falls "between the cracks" when it comes to Emmy categories.

"I don't think the show is a pure comedy or pure drama and last year, particularly, it was very dark," Denton told Associated Press Television News at Saturday's creative arts Emmy Awards. "So, when you're nominating yourself or presenting yourself as a comedy, there's certainly funnier shows on television, as a pure comedy."

The main Emmy ceremony will be held Sunday, Aug. 27.