‘Supergirl,’ ‘Muppets,’ ‘American Crime Story’ Score Most Exciting New Series Honors for Critics’ Choice TV Awards

Charlize Theron tapped to present Seth MacFarlane with Genius Award

Last Updated: May 26, 2015 @ 6:33 PM

Looking forward to catching “Aquarius,” “American Crime Story,” “Supergirl” and “The Muppets”? You’re not alone.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the honorees for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ Most Exciting New Series category on Tuesday, a list that includes “Aquarius,” NBC’s upcoming series about the Charles Manson murders starring David Duchovny; FX’s new anthology offering “American Crime Story,” about the trial of O.J. Simpson; CBS’ upcoming woman-in-tights series “Supergirl”; and ABC’s upcoming series “The Muppets.”

NBC’s “Blindspot,” Fox’s upcoming adaptation of “The Minority Report” and its Ryan Murphy-produced horror-comedy anthology series “Scream Queens”; and Lifetime’s “UnREAL” are also among the honorees.

The selections were made by BTJA members based on pilots, early episodes and trailers for series premiering after May 1.

On Tuesday, the BTJA also announced presenters for this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards, including Charlize Theron, who will present the Louis XIII Genius award to “Family Guy” and “American Dad!” honcho Seth MacFarlane.

Other presenters for this year’s ceremony include “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki; Bob Odenkirk of “Better Call Saul”; “American Horror Story” veteran Sarah Paulson; and Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom “Mom.”

This year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards will air live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley is hosting the festivities.