The AFI has released its annual list of 10 top TV programs of the year, with FX scoring four mentions, HBO two and NBC’s This Is Us representing broadcast solo. Of the Big 3 streamers, only Hulu was shut out. Check out the list below.
The top 10 is heavy with rookie series including Barry, Pose, the Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — whose Season 2 premieres Wednesday — Pose, Succession and The Kominsky Method. Netflix’s new comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin is among the more surprising entries, though the series did have its world premiere at last month’s AFI Fest.
Among the programs overlooked by AFI this year were Emmy-nominated comedies GLOW, Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale and nominees The Crown, Stranger Things and Westworld.
AFI also presented a special award to Netflix’s Alfonso Cuaron film Roma. Check out the AFI’s list of 2018’s best movies here.
Based on jury voting by AFI Trustees, scholars, artists and critics, the AFI Awards are given to “programs deemed culturally and artistically significant,” the group said. The winners will be honored January 4 at the annual luncheon in Los Angeles.
Here is this year’s list from the AFI, which doesn’t rank its top 10 programs:
The Americans (FX)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
This Is Us (NBC)