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Critics' Choice TV Awards Name Most Exciting New Shows Deadline

The third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards list of the Most Exciting New Series is out, and Showtime has the honor of being the only network to place two shows on the list, Deadline.com reports.

Showtime’s upcoming dramas “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” both made the list. The CBS summer series “Under the Dome,” which was developed at Showtime but moved to corporate sibling CBS, also made the list.

“FX’s ‘The Bridge’ also was honored, as well as two fall broadcast series, ABC’s drama ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and NBC comedy ‘The Michael J. Fox Show,’” the story reports. “Additionally, Bob Newhart was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award at the ceremony, slated for June 10, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.”

The piece adds: “Celebrity presenters include Malin Akerman, Angela Bassett, Miranda Cosgrove, Hugh Dancy, Cat Deeley, Josh Gad, Johnny Galecki, Seth Green, Allison Janney, Tatiana Maslany, Maria Menounos, Elisabeth Moss, Kunal Nayyar, Jack Osbourne, Adam Pally, Sarah Paulson, Aubrey Plaza, Kevin Rahm, John Ratzenberger, Emmy Rossum, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Sam Trammell.”