TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010: 70-61

2010 was a banner year for television, which means there was certainly no shortage of nominees for our third annual "Top 100 Everything" list. Here you'll find the shows, characters, and episodes that made 2010 amazing—as well as the behind-the-scenes players, trends, and TV-relevant happenings that helped shaped the culture of television this year.

We'll be posting 10 items each weekday through December 31, so check back often to see what made the cut!

70. Jeff Probst's honesty

The host of Survivor doesn't sugar-coat things in his online commentary about his show; he looks at it just as a fan would, and is critical of the players, the game, and the outcomes just like any other couch potato. Plus, he straight up said this season "[wasn't] one of our greatest." Knuckle bump for the honesty, Probst. Now go eat some fish on a stick.

69. The lovely leading ladies of Showtime

One amazing actress would be a score. Two would be divine. Three would be downright unfair. But four? Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Laura Linney (The Big C), Toni Collette (United States of Tara), and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) pretty much account for four of our personal Best Actress in a Comedy nominations.

68. Tim and Eric's great job!

Adult Swim's most insane program, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, wrapped up its five-season run with a slow-motion montage of its beloved characters dropping dead after drinking tainted breast milk... and it was surprisingly poignant.


67. Damages killing one of its own

Season 3 of FX's legal thriller wasted no time catching our attention with the reveal that Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan) was a goner. Donovan's performance was incredible (even by Damages' lofty standards), as were Season 3 additions Campbell Scott and Martin Short.

66. Todd Margaret's pet care

When the title character (played by David Cross) of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret left his home in America for a job in London, he dumped 30 cans of tuna in his cat's food bowl and never looked back. This early gag set the pace for one of TV's funniest comedies this year. (Spoiler alert: The cat didn't make it.)



65. The imagination of Adventure Time

We're not sure whether it's created by a team of videogame-obsessed stoners or one of the world's great pop-art minds (we're guessing it's both!), but this Cartoon Network gem is a feast for the eyes and whichever part of your brain it is that controls creativity. It's like eating magic mushrooms without picking cow turds out of your teeth.

64. Private Practice's "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King"

One of the most emotional TV episodes of this year dealt with sexual assault in a stirring way. Every member of the cast brought their A-game, but Kadee Strickland rose above the rest as the courageous victim of a brutal attack.

63. More progress for minority representation on television

There's still a long, long way to go, but new series Undercovers, Outsourced, and Hawaii Five-0 (to name a few) bucked the notion that major characters have to be pearly white. And major props to True Blood and 90210, who proved they don't have to be straight, either.

62. Warehouse 13

We love the artifacts (chameleon mines! The Minoan Trident!), the leads (Pete! Myka! Artie!), and the mysteries (spontaneous combustion! time travel!) of Syfy's newest hit. Plus, the series' lighter tone provides the perfect comfort food for a relaxing night in.

61. Jimmy Fallon kickin' off the Emmys just right

The opening sequence for this year's Emmy Awards blew us away with its multi-network representation—it featured stars from Glee, Mad Men, and Community, not to mention Betty White.




NEXT: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010, Vol. 5 (60-51) >>


The Archive:

12/20/2010: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010, Vol. 1 (100-91)

12/21/2010: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010, Vol. 2 (90-81)

12/22/2010: TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2010, Vol. 3 (80-71)

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Private Practice blew my mind! Kadee Strickland's acting was superb!
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Meh, 65 is wrong.
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72 is sooo true
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69 & 61 are the only ones i agree. sincei donlt watch most of this stuff.



i donlt like hte main characters on Undercovers i prefer the sidekicks
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WOW that Emmy's opening was so so well done!!!
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Gotta give it up to Warehouse 13 and the leading ladies of Showtime.
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Warehouse 13 rules, a new sci-fi favourite, and then there's Eureka and Haven. There's no need for the summertime blues.
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Damages was amazing. Incredible acting.
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Yes, Campbell Scott and Martin Short are amazing - whatever the genre.
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amazes me that shows like adventure time and regular show are what kids what these days. just awful
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The Emmy opening was fantastic
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Love Adventure Time, True Blood, the lovely ladies of Showtime, the Emmy opening, Private Practice, minority representation, Tim and Eric, and Damages!!!
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The lovely leading ladies of Showtime are all AWESOME! True Blood Rocks and Warehouse 13 IS like comfort food for a relaxing night in!
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Jeff is fantastic on 'Survivor' and I like the way he tells it like it is. I also agree that the Emmy intro was excellent and Damages was certainly very good as well (the few episodes that I saw, anyway.)
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Jeff Probst - he is an amazing host for Survivor! :)
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Emmy's openning was great :D
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I might start watching Warehouse 13.
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I agree 100% with Warehouse 13!
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Damages was excellent as always.
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Todd Margaret is hilarious I never seen it but I will be watching now!
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i totally agree with the private practice episode, it was increadible, one of the best, also the intro to the emmys was good
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Damages was AMAZING this season, so glad it was saved!
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Adventure Time!! That show is fantastic, as are all of CNetwork's more adult shows, I love Finn and Jake's awesome adventures.
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i dont like glee but that emmy intro was very well done
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warehouse 13!!!!! i love that show, but i feel that you should have given credit to claudia as well. she is an absolute wonderful addition to the show and is deserving of recognition
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The Jimmy Fallon Glee intro was fantastic. And The Vampire Diaries got a new watcher from this intro.
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Remember when that thing happened on that one show? That was pretty good.
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I completely agree with Warehouse 13.
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Excellent # 61, I am definately a Gleek, I love Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey and that was awesome! I think that maybe it could have scored a little higher?!
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