Best Modernization Of A Genre: JUSTIFIED made Westerns cool again.
The Hello, I Must Be Going Award: After months spent publicizing the highly-buzzed-about drama LONE STAR, Fox pulled the series after airing just two episodes.
Best Flashback: 30 ROCK recreated the moment Liz Lemon became a prude thanks to an unfortunate situation involving a need to pee, roller skates, panties and a Tom Jones poster.
Breakout Star, Food Category: GLEE’s Grilled Cheesus.
Favorite Spokesperson: Dean Winters makes Allstate’s Mayhem the best thing to happen to insurance ads since the Geiko gecko. Our favorite line? “I’m all, OMG! Becky’s not even hot!”
Most Informative Hour: Night after night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow manages to make her left-leaning take on the day’s political news both hard-hitting and entertaining.
Couple We Never Saw Coming, Daytime Division: Amelia Heinle went from being “The Victoria who isn’t Heather Tom” to “The Victoria who is sheer magic” the moment THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS paired her alter ego with Billy Miller’s Billy.
Series We’d Like To Give A New Title: We no longer care what THE EVENT is. Instead, this show should be called RUNNING FROM PLACE TO PLACE DESPITE NOT MUCH ACTUALLY HAPPENING.
Best Surprise, Doppelganger Edition: We’ll admit to having rolled our eyes at the thought of Nina Dobrev taking on duel roles… and then we met THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Katherine.
In case you missed it:
• Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part I)
• Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part II)
• Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part III)
• Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part IV)
• Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part v)
• The Top 10 TV Shows of 2010