Top 10 List Favors Cable Programs

In anticipation of the crop of new TV shows debuting this fall, Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig columnist Steve Eighinger looks back at the past year and names his 10 favorite TV programs. The list noticeably contains only cable network programming. Says Eighinger:

Cable … struck gold with crisp, well-written series packaged into 12-to-15-episode “seasons.” The mini-seasons have been well received by today’s viewers, who simply don’t have the time, for the most part, to be tied into the nine-month viewing ordeals the networks still try and throw at us. The mini-seasons also offer far fewer reruns.

Among Eighinger’s top 10 are: USA’s “Suits,” (pictured) “White Collar” and “Burn Notice”; AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead”; and TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles” and “Leverage.”

USA, AMC and TNT are generally available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.