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62 Ugly Americans
Comedy Central, Wednesday

80 Justified
FX, Tuesday

52 The Price of Beauty
VH1, Monday

52 Sons of Tucson
Fox, Sunday

34 High Society
CW, Wednesday

54 Who Do You Think You Are?
NBC, Friday

61 Parenthood
NBC, Tuesday

77 Southland Season Two
TNT, Tuesday

49 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
NBC, Weekdays

41 The Marriage Ref
NBC, Thursday

62 The Ricky Gervais Show
HBO, Friday

59 How to Make It in America
HBO, Sunday

64 Prison Wives
Investigation Discovery, Wednesday

62 Survivors
BBC America, Saturday

43 Past Life
Fox, Tuesday

56 Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp Season Seven
VH1, Monday

59 Undercover Boss
CBS, Sunday

44 The Michael Vick Project
BET, Tuesday

44 Kell on Earth
Bravo, Monday

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TV Critic Top Ten Lists

Unnumbered lists are sorted alphabetically by title. Look for additional lists coming throughout January.

Arizona Republic
(Bill Goodykoontz)
1. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
2. The Office (NBC)
3. Rescue Me (FX)
4. The Sopranos (HBO)
5. Lost (ABC)
6. Dexter (Showtime)
7. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
8. Countdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
9. 24 (Fox)
10. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)
Boston Globe
(Matthew Gilbert)
1. The Office (NBC)
2. Dexter (Showtime)
3. The Wire (HBO)
4. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
5. Rescue Me (FX)
6. Bleak House (PBS)
7. The Sopranos (HBO)
8. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
9. 30 Rock (NBC)
10. The Closer (TNT)
Chicago Sun-Times
(Doug Elfman)
1. Veronica Mars (CW)
2. 24 (Fox)
3. Heroes (NBC)
4. Dexter (Showtime)
5. Family Guy (Fox)
6. Countdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
7. 30 Rock (NBC)
8. South Park (Comedy Central)
9. The Loop (Fox)
10. Nip/Tuck (FX)
Chicago Tribune
(Maureen Ryan)
  Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
  The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  Deadwood (HBO)
  Friday Night Lights (NBC)
  House (Fox)
  The Office (NBC)
  Project Runway (Bravo)
  The Shield (FX)
  Ugly Betty (ABC)
  The Wire (HBO)
Entertainment Weekly
(Gillian Flynn)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
3. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
4. 30 Rock (NBC)
5. Bleak House (PBS)
6. 24 (Fox)
7. The Office (NBC)
8. Broken Trail (AMC)
9. Dirty Jobs (Discovery)
10. Heroes (NBC)
Entertainment Weekly
(Ken Tucker)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. 24 (Fox)
3. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
4. Rescue Me (FX)
5. The Nine (ABC)
6. Countdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
7. The View (ABC)
8. Project Runway (Bravo)
9. My Name Is Earl (NBC)
10. The New Adventures Of Old Christine (CBS)
Los Angeles Times
(Robert Lloyd)
  "Animals" American Express commercial
  Brotherhood (Showtime)
  30 Rock (NBC)
  The Upside Down Show (Noggin)
  Ugly Betty (ABC)
  The New Adventures Of Old Christine (CBS)
  Wonder Pets! (Nickelodeon)
  Country Boys (PBS)
  When The Levees Broke (HBO)
  Edie Falco in The Sopranos (HBO)
Metacritic.com
(Television Editor)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
3. The Office (NBC)
4. The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
5. Dexter (Showtime)
6. Veronica Mars [Season 2] (UPN)
7. The Sopranos (HBO)
8. Look Around You (BBC America)
9. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
10. Top Chef (Bravo)
Miami Herald
(Glenn Garvin)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (NBC)
3. The Sopranos (HBO)
4. Dexter (Showtime)
5. The Class (CBS)
6. 30 Rock (NBC)
7. Day Break (ABC)
8. Penn & Teller's Bull----! (Showtime)
9. Shark (CBS)
10. The Shield (FX)
Newsday
(Diane Werts)
1. Heroes (NBC)
2. The Shield (FX)
3. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
4. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
5. 24 (Fox)
6. House (Fox)
7. Dexter (Showtime)
8. The Wire (HBO)
9. Ugly Betty (ABC)
10. South Park (Comedy Central)
Orlando Sentinel
(Hal Boedeker)
1. 24 (Fox)
2. Ugly Betty (ABC)
3. The Amazing Race (CBS)
4. Project Runway (Bravo)
5. The Sopranos (HBO)
6. Heroes (NBC)
7. Big Love (HBO)
8. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
9. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
10. Lost (ABC)
People Weekly
(Tom Gliatto)
1. Ugly Betty (ABC)
2. American Idol (Fox)
3. Big Love (HBO)
4. Heroes (NBC)
5. Dexter (Showtime)
6. Bleak House (PBS)
7. High School Musical (Disney Channel)
8. 30 Rock (NBC)
9. Black. White. (FX)
10. Rachael Ray (Syndicated)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(Rob Owen)
1. Heroes (NBC)
2. Ugly Betty (ABC)
3. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
4. The Office (NBC)
5. Big Love (HBO)
6. Weeds (Showtime)
7. Scrubs (NBC)
8. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
9. Dexter (Showtime)
10. Lost (ABC)
San Francisco Chronicle
(Tim Goodman)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. Deadwood (HBO)
3. Rescue Me (FX)
4. Weeds (Showtime)
5. Country Boys (PBS)
6. Dexter (Showtime)
7. The Sopranos (HBO)
8. The Shield (FX)
9. Big Love (HBO)
10. Prime Suspect (PBS)
San Jose Mercury-News
(Charlie McCollum)
1. Various HBO Sunday-night dramas
2. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
3. 24 (Fox)
4. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
5. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
6. Weeds (Showtime)
7. Various BBC America programs
8. Lost (ABC)
9. The Shield (FX) and
Rescue Me
(FX)
10. When The Levees Broke (HBO)
Time Magazine
(James Poniewozik)
1. The Wire (HBO)
2. The Office (NBC)
3. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Deadwood (HBO)
6. Big Love (HBO)
7. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
8. Heroes (NBC)
9. Dexter (Showtime)
10. Bleak House (PBS)
TV Guide
(Matt Roush)
1. 24 (Fox)
2. The Wire (HBO)
3. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
5. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
6. (tie) NBC Thursday night comedies: My Name Is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, 30 Rock
7. Ugly Betty (ABC)
8. The Shield (FX)
9. Lost (ABC)
10. Dexter (Showtime)
USA Today
(Robert Bianco)
1. 24 (Fox)
2. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
3. The Wire (HBO)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Rescue Me (FX)
6. Friday Night Lights (NBC)
7. The Nine (ABC)
8. Ugly Betty (ABC)
9. The New Adventures Of Old Christine (CBS)
10. Dexter (Showtime)

 

 

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