These are the best shows on TV, according to critics

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Rami Malek stars on USA’s “Mr. Robot.”
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USA Network

The Television Critics Association just released its 32nd annual TCA Award nominations.

Every year, the group of TV critics from dozens of TV news outlets, newspapers, and websites nominate the shows and stars they feel delivered the highest quality entertainment on the small screen.

This year, HBO topped the list with 12 nominations. FX and Netflix took the second and third place spots with 11 and six nominations, respectively.

But which shows were the critics’ cream of the crop?

Here are the best shows on TV, according to critics (and what they were nominated for):


“Veep” (HBO)

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The political comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus has two nominations.
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YouTube/HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus


“You’re The Worst” (FXX)

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FXX’s relationship comedy has two nominations.
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FX

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Aya Cash


“Making a Murderer” (Netflix)

Program of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming


“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

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The fantasy drama from HBO earned two nominations.
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Helen Sloan/HBO

Program of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Drama


“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)

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The former “Daily Show” correspondent’s new weekly new show was nominated twice.
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TBS

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Samantha Bee


“Fargo” (FX)

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The FX anthology’s sophomore season earned two nominations.
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FX

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials

Program of the Year


“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

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The “Breaking Bad” spinoff earned two nominations.
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AMC

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Individual Achievement in Drama: Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”


“All the Way” (HBO)

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“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in this twice-nominated movie.
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HBO

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials

Individual Achievement in Drama: Bryan Cranston


“UnReal” (Lifetime)

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This scripted look behind a “Bachelor”-like reality dating show was nominated twice.
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Sergei Bachlakov/Lifetime

Program of the Year

Outstanding New Program

Outstanding Achievement in Drama


“The Americans” (FX)

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The cold-war era spy drama earned three nominations.
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Craig Blankenhorn/FX

Program of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Individual Achievement in Drama: Keri Russell


“Master of None” (Netflix)

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The Aziz Anzari show about an Indian actor was nominated three times.
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Netflix

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Outstanding New Program

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Aziz Ansari


“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)

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Nominated three times, the musical comedy was created by star Rachel Bloom.
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Greg Gayne/The CW

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Outstanding New Program

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Rachel Bloom


“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

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This anthology from Ryan Murphy was nominated four times.
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FX

Program of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials

Individual Achievement in Drama: Sarah Paulson

Individual Achievement in Drama: Courtney B. Vance


“Mr. Robot” (USA)

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USA’s hacker drama was nominated four times.
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USA Network

Program of the Year

Outstanding New Program

Individual Achievement in Drama: Rami Malek

For the full list, visit the TCA website.