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TV Junkie: The Top 10 TV Highlights of 2008

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2008 was a year where TV saw viewership decline for at least the 8th straight year. We saw even more film stars make their way to basic cable (USA, TNT, TBS, FX, etc.) to star in their own series and we saw the big three networks make even more forays into the realm of cheap reality TV at the expense of scripted programs.We've made a list of moments and programs in 2008 that made themselves known above the fray. This list is in no particular order but we did split it between "scripted" work and news-type events. In terms of the scripted work, it looks like a lot of programming from HBO has made the list, which perhaps isn't fair, but they really seem to be taking the job of creating innovative and interesting programming seriously: