The WB's new Thursday night drama Gilmore Girls
was named Best New Drama by Viewers for Quality Television. The Virginia-based advocacy group also bestowed on the show awards for Most Interesting New Character (Lauren Graham
's Lorelai Gilmore), Best Actress in a New Series (Graham) and Best Written New Series. Other winners include Fox's Dark Angel
(Biggest Surprise) and Gideon's Crossing
star Andre Braugher
(Best Actor in a New Series). The recently cancelled NBC newspaper drama Deadline
was singled out as the season's Biggest Disappointment. And for the second consecutive year, no best new comedy was chosen. VQT members felt that "there was nothing worth mentioning." The folks at The Michael Richards Show
are no doubt crushed.