Friday, January 1, 2010

Top Ten New Shows of 2009: #7

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. But this year, during both the spring and the fall, produced many impressive new television series. As 2009 closes out and 2010 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.w

#7: NCIS: Los Angeles

This loose spin-off from an above-average procedural didn’t quite follow the original’s premise, and kicked things up a notch instead. The team still investigates navy-related crimes, but they do so at a far more action-packed pace. LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell are a spectacular duo to headline all the action, and Linda Hunt is hilarious as the occasionally grumpy and always immutable leader of the team.

Best Episode: “Pushback
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