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TV critics name "Breaking Bad" program of the year

Published August 4, 2013 8:12 pm

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - As it heads toward the TV sunset, AMC's "Breaking Bad" was named program of the year by members of the Television Critics Association.The star-studded, untelevised event featured everything from Amy Poehler dancing across the stage to Louis C.K. mocking the award itself to legendary TV producer Norman Lear and Rob Reiner re-enacting former President Richard Nixon and his staff discussing "All In the Family."The other winners at Saturday's event included:Individual Achievement in Drama: Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black," BBC America) Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. ("Louie," FX)Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: "The Central Park Five" (PBS)Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: "Shark Tank" (ABC)Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: "Bunheads" (ABC Family) Outstanding New Program: "The Americans" (FX)Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)Outstanding Achievement in Drama: "Game of Thrones" (HBO)Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: (Tie) "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) and "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)Career Achievement Award: Barbara Walters (ABC)Heritage Award: "All in the Family" (CBS)