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American Film Institutes Names Top TV Shows of 2013

The Americans
FX Networks

The American Film Institute puts together a list of the top TV shows each year and you might find some surprises on the Top Ten list this year.

Here are the honorees:

The Americans:  FX original drama stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys as undercover Soviet spies in US near end of Cold War in 1981.

Breaking Bad: AMC’s crime drama about a man who turns to dealing meth after he’s diagnosed with a deadly illness.

Game of Thrones: HBO’s  drama tells the story of the struggle between several families 

The Good Wife: legal drama on CBS follows lawyers and politics with some sex and spice tossed in on the side.

House of Cards:  American political drama  stars Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara. A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Mad Men: AMC’s drama follows 1960’s advertising men and their lives.

Masters of Sex: The Showtime drama series about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality.

Orange Is the New Black: comedy-drama series based on Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, a memoir about her experiences in prison.

Scandal: the political drama on ABC that has everyone talking.

Veep: The HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus set in the office of the VP of the United States.

The cast and crew of each of these shows will be honored at a celebrity studded luncheon next month in Los Angeles.

Some shows that were on the AFI’s top 10 list last year did not make the list this year.

American Horror Story, GirlsHomelandLouieModern Family, Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead did not get the honor.




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