"The Rachel Maddow Show" Only Cable News Program Nominated For TV Critics' Award

07/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Danny Shea Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" is the only cable news show nominated for the Television Critics' Association Awards. In the category "Outstanding Achievement in News & Information," Maddow's show is nominated along with CBS' "60 Minutes," HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project," and PBS' "Frontline" and "We Shall Remain."

The TCA awards will be presented August 1st at The Langham, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California.

The full list of nominees appears below.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Battlestar Galactica" (SciFi)

"Lost" (ABC)

"Mad Men" (AMC)

"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

"The Shield" (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

"30 Rock" (NBC)

"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)

"How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)

"The Office" (NBC)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

"Breaking Bad" (AMC)

"Friday Night Lights" (NBC)

"Lost" (ABC)

"Mad Men" (AMC)

"The Shield" (FX)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MOVIES, MINI-SERIES AND SPECIALS

2008 Summer Olympic Coverage (NBC)

"24: Redemption" (FX)

"Generation Kill" (HBO)

"Grey Gardens" (HBO)

"Taking Chance" (HBO)

OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Fringe" (Fox)

"The Mentalist" (CBS)

"No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" (HBO)

"True Blood" (HBO)

"United States of Tara" (Showtime)

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY

Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")

Steve Carell ("The Office")

Tina Fey ("30 Rock")

Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother")

Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA

Glenn Close ("Damages")

Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")

Walton Goggins ("The Shield")

Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")

Hugh Laurie ("House")

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

"Camp Rock" (The Disney Channel)

"The Electric Company" (PBS)

"Nick News" (Nickelodeon)

"Sid the Science Kid" (PBS)

"Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nickelodeon)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION

"60 Minutes" (CBS)

"The Alzheimer's Project" (HBO)

"Frontline" (PBS)

"The Rachel Maddow Show" (MSNBC)

"We Shall Remain" (PBS)

HERITAGE AWARD

"ER" (NBC)

"M*A*S*H" (CBS)

"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

"The Shield" (FX)

"Star Trek" (NBC)

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