AFI’s top 10 TV shows split between veterans and newcomers

After naming only two comedies to its top 10 list last year, the AFI doubled that to four this year, with the returning “Orange is the New Black” joined by “Jane the Virgin,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” Last year’s honoree “Veep” did not make the cut with the American Film Institute jury. 

On the drama side, the AFI embraced three new shows — the series “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Knick” and the miniseries “Fargo.”

Returning for a record seventh time is the drama series “Mad Men.” Also earning repeat recognition were “The Americans” and “Game of Thrones.”

Four of last year’s dramas were snubbed this time around: “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Masters of Sex” and “Scandal.” Another, Emmy champ “Breaking Bad,” was no longer eligible. 

Oscars frontrunners ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Selma,’ ‘Birdman’ among AFI top 11 American movies

These TV shows, along with the winners of the movie awards, will be feted during a Jan. 9 luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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