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TCA: “Friday Night Lights,” “Dexter” get a high five from scribe tribe

Kyleconnie_4What Emmy didn’t giveth on Thursday morning, the TCA Awards bestowed on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton.

NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” conspicuously snubbed by Emmy voters, got its due in nabbing best new program. Michael C. Hall of Showtime’s “Dexter,” another near no-show in the Emmy derby, was deemed best drama actor at the ceremony hosted by “Daily Show’s” John Oliver.

Overall the Peacock swept the Television Critics Assn. kudofest with four trophies, including best comedy for “The Office,” natch, and Alec Baldwin of “30 Rock” for top dog among comedy actors.TCA-ers didn’t overlook NBC’s other big frosh drama of last season, picking  “Heroes” the program of the year.

(Pictured: Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler of “Friday Night Lights”)