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TCA: ‘Breaking Bad' Wins Program of the Year

FX's ‘The Americans' Honored as Outstanding New Program at 2013 TCA Awards 8/04/2013 6:05 AM Eastern

Los Angeles -- A week before it bows its final episodes, AMC's Breaking Bad was honored as program of the year at the 29th Annual TCA Awards on Saturday night.

Other programs receiving accolades at the annual ceremony hosted by the Television Critics Association were FX's The Americans, which won for outstanding new program, HBO's Game of Thrones, which was honored for outstanding achievement in drama, and CBS's The Big Bang Theory and NBC's Parks and Recreation, which tied for the award for outstanding achievement in comedy.

HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra won the movies, miniseries and specials category while ABC's Shark Tank won for reality programming and ABC Family's since-canceled Bunheads was honored for the award in youth programming.

PBS's Ken Burns documentary The Central Park Five took the prize for news and information, while top acting honors went to Tatiana Maslany for BBC America's Orphan Black and Louis C.K. of FX's Louie, who won for the second consecutive year.

Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters, who will retire at the end of next season, won the career achievement award and the 1970s CBS sitcom All in the Family was honored with the Heritage Award.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's Key & Peele, hosted the invitation-only event held at the Beverly Hilton in conjunction with the TCA summer press tour.

 

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