As Breaking Bad prepares to say farewell, the AMC series has topped the winners of this year's Television Critics Association Awards, taking home Program of the Year.
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Meanwhile, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany was the belle of the ball, winning for Individual Achievement in Drama for her impressive portrayal of multiple clones on the BBC America drama. Emmy nominee Louis C.K. won for Individual Achievement in comedy for Louie.
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Emmy season is upon us! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Comedy Series.
Emmy season is in progress! Over the next two weeks, Emmy voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
The Big Bang Theory topped the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Monday.
In addition to the show's Best Comedy Series victory, The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco also won acting awards for their supporting turns. Cuoco tied with Eden Sher of The Middle.
Two battered, tragic warriors meet face to face before their climactic skirmish, and there's at least one thing they can agree upon (besides the desire to kill each other): "There is no justice. Not in this world." What, you were expecting a happy ending to Starz' bloody breakout hit Spartacus? (Apologies if that's a spoiler.)
The series finale (Friday, 9/8c) justifies this last season's subtitle, War of the Damned, with a truly epic clash of historic titans. It's up to its bared knees in graphic gore as usual, but the finale is steeped even further in stirring demonstrations and declarations of honor, sacrifice and a willingness to die for the cause of freedom. "Whatever happens ... we decide our fates, not you," proclaims Spartacus (Liam McIntyre), leader of the outnumbered slave army, during his secret meeting with Roman "Imperator" Crassus (Simon Merrells). Unlike past seasons, when the Roman antagonists were mostly craven dupes, neither Crassus nor his second-in-command Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) are fools — but neither is Spartacus, who still has some bold and unexpected maneuvers up his shield during this primal and visceral encounter of fire, blood and literal and metaphorical guts.