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Rookie Shows Lead Nomination List For First Critics' Choice Television Awards

Newer shows that have only been airing for one or two seasons, including ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Good Wife,’ have received the most nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, TVLine is reporting. The hit ABC comedy series received six nominations, including Best Comedy Series, the most of any show. ‘Modern Family’ was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Ty Burrell, and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for both Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.

CBS’ hit legal drama ‘The Good Wife’ received four nominations, including Best Drama Series. Star Julianna Margulies was also nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

The hit FX drama ‘Justified’ also received four nominations, including Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Drama Series for star Timothy Olyphant. Walton Goggins also received a nomination, for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The NBC comedies ‘Community’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ were both nominated three times. Both were nominated for Best Comedy Series, while their respective leads, Joel McHale and Amy Poehler, were nominated in the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series categories.

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards are scheduled to be handed out on June 20 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air on June 22 on ReelzChannel at 8/7c, and will be streamed live on

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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