Beverly Hills -- "Friday Night Lights" -- the brilliant, passionate, warm, real, loving, generous, beautiful (I'm running out of praise here; please supply your own love from here on out) -- drama that just wrapped on NBC has won Program of the Year by the Television Critics Association.
Just so there's no doubt about my feelings on this award: The TCA got it exactly right.
In (what is commonly called) a star-studded ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, the show-runners of this classic accepted the prestigious award this evening, but there were a few other awards also handed out. Here's the complete list:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC) and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: “Restrepo” (National Geographic Channel)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: “Amazing Race” (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: “Sesame Street” (PBS)
Outstanding New Program: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: “Masterpiece: Sherlock” (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: “Mad Men” (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: “Modern Family” (ABC)
Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
Heritage Award: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
Program of the Year: “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)