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Upcoming & Recent Series Premieres

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

Best TV Shows of 2008


TV Critic Top Ten Lists

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

Boston Globe
(Matthew Gilbert) 
1.  Campaign Humor: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin (NBC), "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central), "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central), "The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC), and Sarah Silverman's "The Great Schlep" (online)
2.  Mad Men (AMC)
3.  Lost (ABC)
4.  In Treatment (HBO)
5.  Dexter (Showtime)
6.  30 Rock (NBC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), and Californication (Showtime)
7.  Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
8.  Cranford and My Boy Jack (PBS)
9.  Generation Kill and the final season of The Wire (HBO)
10.  True Blood (HBO) and Gossip Girl (CW)
Chicago Sun-Times (Staff)
Boston Legal (ABC)
Gossip Girl (CW)
House (Fox)
Life (NBC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Man Vs. Wild (Discovery)
Survivorman (Discovery)
Swingtown (CBS)

Chicago Tribune
(Maureen Ryan)
1. Mad Men (AMC)
2. The Shield (FX)
3. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Chuck (NBC)
6. In Treatment (HBO)
7. Supernatural (CW)
7.Torchwood (BBC America)
7.Doctor Who (Sci-Fi)
8. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Internet)
9. 30 Rock (NBC)
10. Presidential Election
Entertainment Weekly (Ken Tucker)
1. The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
2. The Wire (HBO)
3. 30 Rock (NBC)
4. The Shield (FX)
5. Lost (ABC)
6. Mad Men (AMC)
7. Fringe (Fox)
8. Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
8.The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)
9. Dexter (Showtime)
10. In Treatment (HBO)
Kansas City Star
(Aaron Barnhart)  [Alphabetical except for #1]
1.  John Adams (HBO)
  American Idol (Fox)
  Black Magic (ESPN)
  Chicago 10 (PBS)
  A Colbert Christmas (Comedy Central)
  Fringe (Fox)
  High School Confidential (WE)
  King Corn (PBS)
  Leverage (TNT)
  The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
LA Weekly (Robert Abele)
1. The 2008 Election
2. Gavin & Stacey (BBC America)
3. John Adams (HBO)
4. Breaking Bad (AMC)
5. In Treatment (HBO)
6. A Colbert Christmas (Comedy Central)
7. Bernard and Doris (HBO)
8. Sons of Anarchy (FX)
9. The Wendy Williams Show
10. Cranford (PBS)
LA Times (Robert Lloyd)
1.  Embedded video
2.  Katie Couric and Rachel Maddow
3.  Tina Fey
4,  Somebodies (BET)
5.  Craig Ferguson (CBS)
6.  The Middleman (ABC Family)
7.  The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (Cartoon Network)
8.  In Plain Sight (USA)
9.  Bernard and Doris (HBO)
10.  Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" TV blitzkrieg
LA Times (Mary McNamara)
1. Life (NBC)
2. In Treatment (HBO)
3. Dexter (Showtime)
4. House (Fox)
5. Fringe (FOX)
6. The View (ABC)
7. Barack Obama
8. Tina Fey
9. Lost (ABC)
10. Bernard and Doris (HBO)
New Jersey Star-Ledger
(Alan Sepinwall)  
1.  The Shield (FX)
2.  The Wire (HBO)
3.  Mad Men (AMC)
4.  Chuck (NBC)
5.  Lost (ABC)
6.  The Office (NBC)
7.  Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
8.  In Treatment (HBO)
9.  Breaking Bad (AMC)
10.  Burn Notice (USA) & The Middleman (ABC Family)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Rob Owen)
1. Mad Men (AMC)
2. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
3. Big Bang Theory (CBS)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Sons of Anarchy (FX)
6. The Wire (HBO)
7. Pushing Daisies (ABC)
8. 30 Rock (NBC)
9. The Shield (FX)
10. Boston Legal (ABC)
San Francisco Chronicle (Tim Goodman)
1.  Mad Men (AMC)
2.  The Shield (FX)
3.  The Wire (HBO)
4.  Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
5.  Breaking Bad (AMC
6.  Lost (ABC)
7.  30 Rock (NBC)
8.  Generation Kill (HBO)
9.  Dexter (Showtime)
10.  Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Time (James Poniewozik)
1. The Shield (FX)
2. Mad Men (AMC)
3. The Presidential Election
4. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Online)
5. The Wire (HBO)
6. Breaking Bad (AMC)
7. Lost (ABC)
8. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
9. Architecture School (Sundance)
10. Chuck (NBC)
USA Today (Robert Bianco)
1.  Mad Men (AMC)
2.  The Wire (HBO)
3.  Lost (ABC)
4.  Pushing Daisies (ABC)
5.  The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
6.  True Blood (HBO)
7.  Fringe (FOX)
8.  The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
9.  Dexter (Showtime)
10.  Breaking Bad (AMC)

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