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Breaking Bad and American Horror Story among AFI's best TV of 2012

Breaking Bad

Story by Jack Foley

BREAKING Bad and American Horror Story are among the AFI (American Film Institute)‘s best programmes of 2012.

Mad Men was also selected for a fifth time, making it the most recognised AFI Awards winner in TV history, while not far behind was ABC’s awards-magnet comedy Modern Family and AMC’s aforementioned Breaking Bad with four mentions apiece.

Of the newcomers, HBO’s Girls and FX’s American Horror Story both made freshman appearances, while FX’s Louie, AMC’s zombie drama The Walking Dead and Showtime’s terrorism thriller Homeland all made second appearances.

AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said in a statement: “AFI Awards celebrates America’s storytellers as collaborators. We are honored to bring together artists as a community, without competition, to acknowledge the gifts they have given the world in 2012.”

The full list of best TV programmes is…

American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
Game Change
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Walking Dead

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