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Best TV Shows of the 2015-16 Season

Below are the shows that have been nominated for () or have won () awards for best overall comedy this season. Note that Emmy winners will be announced the evening of September 18th. The TCA Awards are handed out each year by the Television Critics Association (consisting of print/web TV critics and journalists), while the newer (and somewhat less prestigious) Critics Choice Television Awards are handed out by a separate group consisting of broadcast journalists.

In addition, note that the Golden Globes and Critics Choice honors were given out in the middle of the season, so any shows debuting during the first half of this year won't be up for consideration until next year. (Any 2015 nominations for shows from the 2014-15 season are omitted from this page.)

Here are the season's best-reviewed NEW comedies, ranked in order by Metascore (based on reviews published at the time of each show's premiere). Because very few comedies are re-reviewed by critics in subsequent seasons, the list only includes first-year shows.

Here are the dramas that have been nominated for () or have won () awards for best overall drama this season.

Below are the season's best-reviewed NEW dramas, ranked in order by Metascore (based on reviews published at the time of each show's premiere). Following that is a list of the best-reviewed RETURNING drama series, though note that only a handful of notable series will be re-reviewed by critics after their debut seasons.

Below are the miniseries that have been nominated for () or have won () awards for best miniseries this season.

And here are this season's made-for-television movies nominated for () or winning () awards.

Finally, here are the critics' favorite one-off programs this season, based on reviews at the time of each show's premiere.

What shows did you like this season? Let us know in the comments section below. You can also check out our full index of shows from the 2015-16 season as well as from the current season.

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