'FNL,' 'Justified,' 'Parks' round out top program field

“Boardwalk Empire,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Game of Thrones,” “Justified” and “Parks and Recreation” are the contenders for program of the year honors from the Television Critics Assn. for its 27th annual TCA Awards.

The first four of those series also received outstanding drama noms, with “The Good Wife” taking the fifth spot in that category. “Boardwalk” and “Thrones” were also nominated for new program alongside “Terriers,” “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead.”

“Parks” will compete in the comedy category with “Community,” “Louie,” “Modern Family” and “Raising Hope.”

“Justified” earned two individual drama noms for Margo Martindale and Timothy Olyphant, who were joined in that category by Steve Buscemi of “Boardwalk,” Peter Dinklage of “Thrones,” Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” and Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife.”

“Parks and Recreation” landed two individual comedy noms, for Nick Offerman (who will host the Aug. 6 TCA Awards ceremony) and Amy Poehler. Other nominees in that category are Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Louis C.K. (“Louie”), Danny Pudi (“Community”) and Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”).

Candidates for top reality program are “The Amazing Race,” “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” “Survivor,” “The Voice” and “Top Chef: All Stars.”

In the movies, miniseries and specials category, noms went to three HBO projects (“Cinema Verite,” “Mildred Pierce” and “Too Big to Fail”) and two from PBS “Masterpiece” (“Downton Abbey,” “Sherlock”).

The TCAs also offer two historical awards. Career achievement nominees are Steven Bochco, Dick Ebersol, Cloris Leachman, David Letterman, William Shatner and Oprah Winfrey. In the running for the Heritage Award laurel, given to series with enduring impact, are “All in the Family,” “Freaks and Geeks,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Twin Peaks.”

Remaining noms went to “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise,” “Restrepo,” “60 Minutes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “30 for 30″ for achievement in news and information, as well as “A Child’s Garden of Poetry,” “iCarly,” “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee,” “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” “Sesame Street” and “Yo Gabba Gabba” for achievement in youth programming.

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