TV.com Names Best Cable Shows of 2014

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Once again, cable brought some of the year’s most popular programming to viewers. Some feared 2014 might not offer the same quality of programming, with finales of popular shows “Breaking Bad” on AMC and “True Blood” on HBO. The lineup remains strong, however, with programs such as “Fargo” on FX and on “True Detective” on HBO pushing limits and beating expectations.

View TV.com’s Best of 2014: The New Cable Dramas for a complete list of this year’s top cable programs.

Cable Gets High Marks at Primetime Emmy Awards

Cable networks once again dominated several categories at last night’s Emmy Awards.

AMC’s “Mad Men” earned its fourth consecutive Best Drama statue. Other solid cable contenders were Showtime’s “Dexter” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones.”

Best Animated Series went to Comedy Central’s “Futurama.” Cable nominees in the category included Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” and Comedy Central’s “South Park.”

Comedy Central wrapped up the Best Variety, Musical or Comedy category, too, with “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Stewart’s cable competition included his network’s “The Cobert Report,” as well as TBS’ “Conan” and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Crowned tops for Best Reality Series was Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch.” Also in the running were A&E’s “Hoarders,” Bravo’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and Discovery’s “MythBusters.”

USA Today offers a complete list of nominees and winners.