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It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy supposedly made a big comeback. We found out what The Event was, I think. Steve Carell and Michael Scott said goodbye and we were sad. The guys from Entourage also said goodbye, and we were less sad. AMC tried to break a Guinness Book World Record for number of stupid PR disasters by a cable network.
This year brought us a number of great new series such as Homeland, Happy Endings and Game of Thrones and a slew of horribly awful ones such as The Paul Reiser Show, How to Be a Gentleman and Charlie’s Angels. True Blood and Glee kept getting worse while Community and Justified kept getting better. 2011 was the year of Louis C.K., the year of sexposition and the year of The Killing. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting all sorts of lists, podcasts and pieces reflecting on the year that was. So join me in saying farewell to what was a very compelling year in television. There will be so many lists.
Below you can find a working list of topics I will be tackling between now and January 1. Dates are TBD.
Favorite Reality Competition Series of the Year
Favorite Reality Non-Competition Series of the Year
Top Networks of the Year
Top Television Stories of the Year
Most Disappointing Veteran Series
Best New Series
Worst New Series
Best Performances in a Comedy
Best Performances in a Drama
Best Episodes of the Year
Best Series of the Year
Nice Words about Series That Didn’t Make the “Best Series of the Year” List