AFI Announces Its 2012 TV Programs of The Year

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December 10th, 2012

AFI Announced  its annual list of the 10 best TV programs of the year. Only one broadcast program, Modern Family, was honored. The other nine were popular cable programs including Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
GAME CHANGE
GAME OF THRONES
GIRLS
HOMELAND
Louie
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Walking Dead

 

For you film buffs, here is the AFI's picks for best movies:

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY

 
  • Weez

    So The Walking Dead, Game Change, and American Horror Story make the list, but not Boardwalk Empire? Everything else looks pretty good, but no way BE should’ve been left out in lieu of the three I mentioned.

  • DW

    even though i took a break half way through and came back , the walking dead is one of the best shows out there. i’m glad they left justified out. god awful show. could of done without GOT or AHS but a good list all around.

  • Hillbilly

    DW – i’m glad they left justified out. god awful show.

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    Pfffffft! Hope you get fleas where you can’t reach to scratch them. :razz:

  • Chad

    Girls? really? That is the WORST show on TV. so gross.

  • DW

    hope?. oh i can scratch just fine. :)

  • Fed

    No Skyfall!! Disappointing.

  • karin

    Girls really?? worst show ,agree with Chad

  • Edward

    I know tv critics wet themselves whenever they write about Girls and Louie, but the rest of us go “meh”. Community and Parks and Rec deserve inclusion.

  • karin

    and no Skyfall but Lincoln?

  • Christian

    @Fed & karin,

    AFI only ‘honors’ American productions.

  • Christian

    From the AFI website:

    **American
    Motion picture with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States. The motion picture need not be presented in the English language if it is incontrovertibly American. **

    (I guess they found Les Miserables ‘American’ enough)

  • Melanie

    No Avengers? Most of the movies haven’t even been in wide release yet. Oh well.

  • karin

    @Christian
    seriously again Girls??

  • Christian

    I guess they thought it was good. Not a fan of the show.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Never saw Girls (have no idea what it is actually). Think The Good Wife should have been included on that list (surprise) as well as Justified (go Hillbilly).

    Of the movies, the only one not in serious contention for a best picture Oscar nod is Dark Knight Rises.

    Overall, think the movie list is the better of the two.

  • Mr Mumble

    The inclusion of Les Mis is bizarre as the production companies, director, screenwriter and filming locations are all British and its based on an Anglo-French theatrical production. If anything Skyfall is more American (one of its three production companies (MGM) is American).

    Still, Les Mis is more American, for having a couple of US actresses, than Game Change is factual!

  • ethan

    Wow no love for broadcast drama eh? The good wife, Once upon a Time, Last Resort, Revenge, Blue Bloods, SVU, Nikita, Revolution, would have been nice if a couple of these were included…AHS sucks, so does Girls…ive never watched Loius but ive been told it sucks…i personally would have replaced these 3 with Boardwalk Empire, The good Wife, and Once upon a time…just me though…and for the movies…Glad Dark Knight Rises, and wsnt left off for being a superhero movie…would have been nice for Avengers to make it though…if marvel is your thing, that was flipping EPIC…but, seriously, what about the HUNGER GAMES…probably the most widely loved movie of the year…2012s harry potter…and it also may have launched jen lawrence to a future superstar career…og well, at least she got a for Playbook

  • Nick

    My top 10 list:

    10. The New Normal
    9. The Newsroom
    8. Person of Interest
    7. Body of Proof
    6. Revenge
    5. Castle
    4. The Middle
    3. Last Resort
    2. Modern Family
    1. Once Upon a Time

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Yes, I’m surprised Avengers was on the list, as in my view it was superior to the Batman movie – maybe not by much, but it was exceptional. Still, I suppose we should be pleased ANY genre movie gets on the list.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Oops… “was on” s/b “wasn’t on”…

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