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Winner: 'Silicon Valley'
Surprise, surprise. Even though it has been heralded as one of the best new comedies on TV there was some doubt that the HBO series could crack the always competitive outstanding comedy series category. "Valley" ended up trumping "GIRLS," "Parks and Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and even "Shameless" (which was thought to have a chance). Was it the Mike Judge factor? Who knows, but you can't argue with its inclusion. It may not have gotten the hype of some of its HBO brethren, but "Valley" is one of the smartest and funniest comedies on TV today.
- Gregory Ellwood