The Muppets, Scream Queens, Minority Report Among This Year’s Critics Choice “Most Exciting New Series”
FX’s American Crime Story, NBC’s Aquarius and Blindspot, Fox’s Minority Report and Scream Queens, ABC’s The Muppets, CBS’ Supergirl and Lifetime’s UnREAL are the “most exciting new series” coming to TV, according to members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
The shows will be honored on Sunday, May 31 as part of this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Members of the group selected these shows based on trailers (in the case of most of the shows), pilots and early episodes.
Last year’s selected series included CBS’ Extant, Fox’s Gotham, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, HBO’s The Leftovers, Starz’s Outlander, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful and FX’s The Strain. All of those shows were renewed for second seasons.
The BTJA also announced the first round of presenters for Sunday’s show, which will air at 8/7c on A&E. Charlize Theron will present the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award to Seth MacFarlane; other presenters include Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Allison Janney (Mom), Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans), Chris Colfer (Glee), Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish), Anna Faris (Mom), Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles), Josh Holloway (Colony), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield (New Girl), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Bill Paxton and Olivier Martinez (Texas Rising), Chelsea Peretti and Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Matt Walsh and Tim Simons (Veep) and Constance Zimmer & Shiri Appleby (UnREAL).