Friday, December 30, 2011

My 25 Favorite and Best in Television for 2011

Whether these programs were ratings favorites or on the Emmy ballot (and many were and/or will be), these 25 programs were my favorites that make my lists this year for the Best in Television. The list is in alphabetical order. I highly recommend these shows; some I think should be annual required viewing ie Kennedy Center Honors and CNN Heroes.

My List of the Best in Television Programming - 2011

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving -- ABC

All My Children -- ABC
American Masters -- PBS

America's Got Talent -- NBC

Boardwalk Empire -- HBO
CNN Heroes -- CNN

Downtown Abbey (Masterpiece Theater) -- PBS

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- ABC

Family Guy -- FOX
The First 48 -- A&E

Freedom Riders (American Experience) -- PBS

Good Morning America -- ABC

Keep A Child Alive with Alicia Keys -- SHOWTIME

2011 Kennedy Center Honors -- CBS

Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden -- HBO

Live with Regis & Kelly -- SYN

Mildred Pierce -- ABC

Modern Family -- ABC

The Oprah Winfrey Show -- SYN

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel -- HBO

60 Minutes -- CBS

So You Think You Can Dance -- FOX

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena -- Starz

Undercover Boss-- CBS

Wheel of Fortune -- SYN