game of thrones premiere 'Game of Thrones,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Idol' score Producers Guild TV nominationsTyrion Lannister, Don Draper, Alicia Florrick, Dexter Morgan and Nucky Thompson will battle it out for the title of best-produced drama on television.

The Producers Guild of America has announced the TV series nominees for its 23rd annual awards, and while the characters listed above won’t personally fight for the honor, their shows will. “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “The Good Wife,” “Dexter” and “Boardwalk Empire” are this year’s nominees; “Mad Men” is the defending champ.

In the episodic comedy category, last year’s winner, “Modern Family,” is up for the award again. The other nominees are “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Glee” and “Parks and Recreation.”

If you notice a lack of new series among the nominees, it’s because the eligibility window for series ran from June 1, 2010 to May 31 of this year. That also explains why “Mad Men,” which hasn’t aired this year, is on the list, but “Breaking Bad,” which debuted in June, is not.

The guild will announce its nominees for feature films and long-form TV on Jan. 3. The awards take place Jan. 21. Here are the TV series nominees:

Episodic Comedy

“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Episodic Drama

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Live Entertainment and Talk

“The 64th Annual Tony Awards” (CBS)
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Syndicated)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Competition Television

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

Non-fiction Television

“30 for 30” (ESPN)
“American Masters” (PBS)
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)

Posted by:Rick Porter