The Broadcast Television Journalists Association have named their Most Exciting Series for the upcoming season and Showtime emerged as the frontrunner with two of the six series in pulpy Ray Donovan and period drama Masters of Sex. The former follows a Los Angeles fixer (Liev Schreiber) who has to deal with his father being paroled early after serving two decades behind bars, while the latter stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as William Masters and Virginia Johnson, researchers in the field of human sexuality who became prominent pop culture figures around the time of the sexual revolution.
Cable got an additional honoree in FX’s The Bridge, an adaptation of Scandinavian crime drama Bron that follows a detectives from Mexico and the United States as they try and solve a murder case. On the broadcast side, CBS summer show Under the Dome, originally developed at Showtime, was honored prior to its June 24th series premiere. Additionally, two fall shows made the cut – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., set to air Tuesdays on ABC, and The Michael J. Fox Show, which marks the Family Ties star’s return to the network that made him a household name.
Listed below are the past series that have made the cut for Most Exciting Series recognition:
- Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23
- Falling Skies
- New Girl
- Terra Nova
- The Following
- The Mindy Project
- The Newsroom
- Political Animals
You can check out the full list of 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominees, which are led by The Big Bang Theory and American Horror Story: Asylum, here. The ceremony will be held Monday, June 10th and hosted by Parks and Recreation‘s Retta.
Do you think that the right series were selected for recognition? If not, what was the biggest snub? Which series will come away with the most Critics’ Choice Television Awards this year?