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Mad Men and The Walking Dead make AFI top 10 of 2010

Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead

Story by Jack Foley

MAD Men, The Walking Dead and The Pacific were among the 10 best US TV programes of 2010, according to The American Film Institute (AFI).

In announcing its annual list of the 10 best movies, the AFI also selects its favourite TV shows of the past 12 months.

The 10 best shows were…

The Big C
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
30 Rock
The Walking Dead.

The jury for this year’s panel was comprised of producer Richard Frank, of the AFI board of trustees, Steven Bochco, producer/writer; Gazzale; Marshall Herskovitz, producer/writer/director; Jennifer Love Hewitt, actor/producer; Henry Jenkins, USC; Anna McCarthy, New York University; Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times; James Poniewozik, Time Magazine; Matt Roush, TV Guide Magazine; Maureen Ryan, AOL; John Schaffner, production designer; and Janet Staiger, University of Texas at Austin.

The AFI will honour the creative ensembles for each of the films at a special luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on January 14 in Los Angeles.

Find out which movies made the AFI’s top 10 of 2010