The year 2014 was so chock-a-block with TV controversies that, long before Bill Maher delivered his commencement speech to UC Berkeley, and CNN’s Don Lemon showed off his really big balls to Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper, TV industry execs already were walking around looking as if they’d recently been caught in powerful machinery. Check out our gallery of our favorite TV stories of the year (click on the photo to launch the slideshow).