'The Walking Dead' and 'Girls' make AFI's Top 10 TV list for 2012

girls-hbo.jpgZombies, crazy nuns and self-centered twentysomethings populate some of the 10 best shows on television in 2012, according to the American Film Institute.

The AFI's annual Top 10 list, released Monday (Dec. 10), looks pretty familiar on the TV side -- five of the shows on the 2012 list are repeats from last year, and a sixth, "Mad Men," is back on after being ineligible in 2011. ("Mad Men" has made the AFI Top 10 in each of its five seasons, incidentally.)

The four newcomers are "The Walking Dead," "American Horror Story: Asylum," "Girls" and the HBO movie "Game Change." They join repeat honorees "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "Louie," "Mad Men" and "Modern Family" on the list.

"Modern Family" is the only broadcast-network show to make the cut. Three network series were part of the 2011 Top 10, but the AFI deemed "The Good Wife" and "Parks and Recreation" not sufficiently outstanding this year.

The AFI also named its Top 10 movies of the year on Monday; you can see that list here.  
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