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")
HBO's "The Sopranos," double-natch, prevailed in the drama series heat for its swan-song season, and it also took the org's "we really love you" Heritage kudo (given all the ink the TCA voters have devoted to the show over the years, it's likely there'll be some withdrawal issues for some members in the coming year.)
Forget Emmy darling "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" -- TCA-ers feted Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" as best movie/miniseries/special and best news and information program.
ABC Family's "Kyle XY" was recognized for children's programming. Career achievement honors went to the incomparable Mary Tyler Moore.
(Pictured left: Angela Kinsey and Creed Bratton of "The Office." Pictured right: Masi Oka of "Heroes." Pics by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage.com)