Cheers and Jeers for 2008

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As How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris says on the cover of the latest issue of TV Guide, it's been "One Mother of a Year."

How did that translate to the magazine's famous Cheers & Jeers section? Let's find out what the publication lauded, and what it lamented, in 2008...


  • Simon Baker for The Mentalist.
  • True Blood for putting some bite back into HBO’s anemic line up.
  • Amy Ryan for showing her flair for both drama and comedy.
  • To the Presidential campaign for winning over the TV electorate.
  • Gossip Girl for dodging the sophomore slump.
TV Guide


  • Season 5 of Project Runway.
  • Heroes for flipping characters round from hero to villain and back again.
  • Grey’s Anatomy’s ghostly love story.
  • To E!s reality shows with Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards and Dina Lohan.
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