TV Critics Association presents the network with four awards. ABC and PBS each win two, while Fox snags one and CBS gets shut out. Carol Burnett is honored for oeuvre.
Once dominant NBC took last place in the ratings race last season, but the network is first among the nation’s TV critics: the network won the largest number of TCA Awards, taking home a total of four on tonight in Pasadena.
NBC’s My Name is Earl won Outstanding New Program, while The Office won Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. The Office’s Steve Carell won for Individual Achievement in Comedy, while NBC’s departing The West Wing took the Heritage Award.
ABC and PBS each won two awards. ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was named Program of the Year, while ABC’s Lost won for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, even though the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences failed to nominate the desert-island thriller for any primetime Emmys next month.
PBS’ Frontline won its eighth TCA award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, while its American Masters: Bob Dylan—No Direction Home was given the award for Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials.
Fox won one award: Individual Achievement in Drama for House’s Hugh Laurie. CBS received no TCA awards.
In other categories, The Disney Channel’s hyper-popular High School Musical won for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming.
Finally, veteran comedienne and actress Carol Burnett was honored for career achievement.