Emmys' Tight-knit TV Casts

From the New Girl to Modern Family, these awards show nominees don't just fake it for the cameras

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GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Courtesy Zooey Deschanel; Courtesy Mark Johnson

Their New Girl alter egos Jess and Nick can't seem to make a love connection, but Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson love paling around, even when they're shooting in the desert … or pouting. "Personally, I love the Nick-Jess stuff as an actor," Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter in May.

02 of 14

DRIVE, SHE SAID

DRIVE, SHE SAID
Courtesy Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons are the wheel deal when it comes to TV families. The 5-year-old, who plays Stonestreet and Tyler Ferguson's adopted daughter Lily on Modern Family is clearly in the driver's seat for her TV dads' affections following a Disneyland shoot in March.

03 of 14

DOWN FOR THE COUNT

DOWN FOR THE COUNT
Courtesy Maria Menounos

Slumber party? Not quite. Season 14's Dancing with the Stars hoofer Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough worked so hard on their routine they played dead in this Twitter photo shared by Menounos in March, which also included Cheryl Burke, William Levy, Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins.

04 of 14

'ROCK' STARS

'ROCK' STARS
Courtesy Tracy Morgan

Off the clock on the 30 Rock set in August, Alec Baldwin, who plays network exec Jack Donaghy, goes from boss to buddy with Tracy Morgan, who Tweeted a photo of the duo, writing, "Me and Alec just chilling!! How ya like me now!"

05 of 14

WITH THE PROGRAM

WITH THE PROGRAM
Courtesy Michael Kors

With season 10 in full swing, Klum told USA Today, "I love that we're not sick and tired of each other. I love going to work. We always laugh. We always have a good time" – as evidenced by this photo shared by Michael Kors.

06 of 14

POPULAR VOTE

POPULAR VOTE
Courtesy Tony Hale

Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays hooky from the White House with her Veep coworkers (including Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw and Ken Bulcroft), who take to the streets to celebrate getting picked up for a second season.

07 of 14

BUDDING BROMANCE

BUDDING BROMANCE
Courtesy Blake Shelton

Now that's bro-mantic: Blake Shelton gets hands-on with The Voice co-judge Adam Levine – courtesy of some stealth photo-editing over a picture of the Maroon 5 rocker's ex-girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna.

08 of 14

LIN-STANT CONNECTION

LIN-STANT CONNECTION
Courtesy Julie Bowen

It's more than a show-mance between Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, who play the all-American Dunphys on Modern Family. Bowen showed off her awesome birthday present from Burrell – a N.Y. Knicks Jeremy Lin jersey! – writing, "Ty Burrell gave me an actual, signed and USED @JLin7 jersey!!!! #bestbirthday."

09 of 14

FAN CLUB

FAN CLUB
Courtesy Karina Smirnoff

Gavin DeGraw finds some very special fans in the crowd at his August show in Los Angeles, including former DWTS castmates Julianne Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough and his ballroom partner Karina Smirnoff, who Tweeted a photo of the night's festivities. Later, Julianne even gave DeGraw a friendly lap dance!

10 of 14

BROTHERLY LOVE

BROTHERLY LOVE
Courtesy Tracy Morgan

It's Tracy Morgan's brother from another mother – Jack McBrayer! When they're not on set, the real-life buddies likes to kick it nearby at "some good bars" in Long Island City, N.Y., McBrayer told Time Out New York.

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MODEL FRIENDSHIP

MODEL FRIENDSHIP
Courtesy Heidi Klum

Fashion designer Michael Kors celebrates his 53rd birthday with a message from a very special (and very stylish) reveler: fellow Project Runway judge Heidi Klum, who Tweeted an auf-some photo of the duo with a sweet birthday wish.

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SEVENTH HEAVEN

SEVENTH HEAVEN
Courtesy Sarah Hyland

It's not all work for the Modern Family cast, who make time for play while shooting the ABC Emmy-winning sitcom in Disneyland. And when the happy family – including Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland – said goodbye to Main Street USA, they left behind a sweet trail of memories on Twitter.

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KISS OF APPROVAL

KISS OF APPROVAL
Courtesy Karina Smirnoff

When they're not taking in concerts or partying poolside in Las Vegas, the DWTS gang pucker up for a good cause, like the American Association of Diabetes Educators's event in Indianapolis, Ind., where Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff put in some face time over the summer.

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NAVAL GAZING

NAVAL GAZING
Courtesy Lena Dunham

Girls do just want to have fun! HBO's resident 20-somethings Lena Dunham and Allison Williams introduce some men in uniform to New York during May's Fleet Week. No wonder these two have hit it off: "Marnie was actually written by [actor and show creator] Lena about one of her very food friends," Williams, daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, told Elle in April.

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