TCA: ‘Breaking Bad’ Voted Top Program at TCA Awards

'Americans,' Maslany, Louis C.K. also honored

Breaking Bad” was named program of the year by the Television Critics Assn. at the 29th annual TCA Awards on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.

Last year’s program of the year, “Game of Thrones,” was honored for achievement in drama, while “The Big Bang Theory” and “Parks and Recreation” shared kudos for comedy.”

“Shark Tank” grabbed reality honors, while doc “The Central Park Five” was tops in news and information and “Bunheads” best in youth programming.

The Americans” earned the award for top new program; “Behind the Candelabra” did the same for achievement in movies, miniseries and specials.

Among individuals, Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” and Louis C.K. of “Louie” followed their Critics Choice Television Awards in June with individual achievement honors in drama and comedy at the TCAs. For C.K., it was his second consecutive TCA win in that category.

Barbara Walters was honored with the TCA’s career achievement award, and “All in the Family” was bestowed with the Heritage Award.

FX and HBO each won two awards, as did ABC if Walters’ award is counted. In addition to the Heritage Award, CBS won one kudo and shared another,

More than 220 journalists are members of the TCA, which is in the midst of its summer press tour. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” hosted the kudofest.

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