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‘The Shield’ tops TCA nominees

NBC leads networks with 11 nominations

FX’s “The Shield,” which ended its seven-season run in November, is the most nominated show for the upcoming Television Critics Assn. Awards.

“The Shield” will take on “Lost,” “Mad Men,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Battlestar Galactica” for program of the year.

“The Shield” was also nominated for top drama and the TCA Heritage Award, while co-star Walton Goggins was recognized for individual achievement in a drama.

NBC earned 11 noms — the most of any network — including three for “30 Rock” and two each for “Saturday Night Live” and “The Office.” The Peacock was followed by HBO with six.

Nominated comedies are “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Daily Show,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Office.” “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Lost” and “Mad Men” will vie with the “The Shield” for top drama.

Competing for the Heritage Award, which recognizes a longstanding program that made a lasting or cultural impact, are “ER,” “MASH,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Shield” and “Star Trek.”

Awards will be announced Aug. 1 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Chelsea Handler will host.

COMPLETE LIST OF TCA NOMINEES:

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Battlestar Galactica (SciFi Channel)

Lost (ABC)

Mad Men (AMC)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

The Shield (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

30 Rock (NBC)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

The Daily Show (Comedy Central)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

The Office (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Friday Night Lights (NBC/DirecTV)

Lost (ABC)

Mad Men (AMC)

The Shield (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS

2008 Summer Olympic Coverage (NBC)

24: Redemption (Fox)

Generation Kill (HBO)

Grey Gardens (HBO)

Taking Chance (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Fringe (Fox)

The Mentalist (CBS)

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (HBO)

True Blood (HBO)

United States of Tara (Showtime)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Steve Carell (The Office)

Tina Fey (30 Rock)

Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Glenn Close (Damages)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Walton Goggins (The Shield)

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Hugh Laurie (House)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDRENS PROGRAMMING

Camp Rock (The Disney Channel)

The Electric Company (PBS)

Nick News (Nickelodeon)

Sid the Science Kid (PBS)

Yo Gabba Gabba (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION

60 Minutes (CBS)

The Alzheimers Project (HBO)

Frontline (PBS)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

We Shall Remain (PBS)

HERITAGE AWARD

ER (NBC)

M*A*S*H (CBS)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

The Shield (FX)

Star Trek (NBC)

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