ABC hit shows get critics award nominations

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ABC's freshman hits Desperate Housewives and Lost lead nominations for the 21st annual Television Critics Association Awards.

Desperate Housewives tops all other nominees, with a total of five nominations: Show of the Year, Best New Show, Best Comedy Show, and Best Actress nominations for both Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross.

Sci-fi drama Lost got four nominations: Best Show, Best New Show, Best Drama, and a Best Actor nomination for Matthew Fox.

Other nominees include Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which earned four nominations including Show of the Year. Also up for Show of the Year are HBO's western drama Deadwood and Fox's edgy sitcom Arrested Development.

The Television Critics Awards will take place on July 23.

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