Team TVLine’s collective stomach may be overly stuffed with food this Thanksgiving, but our hearts will be pleasantly full of gratitude for the treats this year in TV has bestowed upon us.
During the fall, long-running dramas Scandal and The Vampire Diaries rediscovered their creative grooves, while summer brought us a hotter-than-ever bounty of addictive shows, from promising newcomers like UnREAL and Fear the Walking Dead to mainstays such as Suits and Penny Dreadful.
We’re also thankful HBO is providing closure on the low-rated Looking and that Netflix missed Gilmore Girls as much as we did. (Is this real life?)
What follows is the fare that TVLine Founder/Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello, Editor-at-Large Matt Webb Mitovich, Senior Editors Michael Slezak, Kimberly Roots and Andy Swift, West Coast Editor Vlada Gelman and West Coast Reporter Rebecca Iannucci have singled out as deserving of special kudos. (Coming Thursday: What TVLine readers are thankful for this year.)
Flip through the gallery below — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments to tell us what you think of our Thanksgiving spread!