Glee, the musical comedy about the kids of a fictional high school in Ohio starring Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison, Dot Marie Jones and Chord Overstreet, wins Best Comedy Program in its last year of eligibility for the award. Despite winning 3 acting awards (Chris Colfer 2013, 2015, Lea Michele 2015), and a directing award (Brad Falchuk 2013) prior to this award, Glee had never managed to topple the seemingly indominable The Big Bang Theory, but in its final hurrah, it ended the 5 year reign of the champions. Despite a couple tough years for the show off camera, the fans of the show still loved the shows on camera product enough to give it this years award as a final send off to the show.
The Big Bang Theory finds themselves in the unfamiliar spot of 2nd. After 5 consecutive titles, TBBT will be "runner ups" for now. Orange Is The New Black was well back in 3rd in their first finals appearance. Modern Family ties their best finals with their second consecutive 4th in their 4th finals appearance. Brooklyn Nine-Nine inches up 2 spots from last years 7th to finish 5th in their 2nd finals appearance.
2 Broke Girls are 6th...for a 3rd time in a row. The Goldbergs jump into their first finals in 7th. Shameless in their first finals get 8th. Jane The Virgin in their 1st finals was tied for 9th with New Girl, which was the same spot they finished in their only other finals appearance in 2013. Veep takes the final spot in their 1st finals in 11th.
1st Glee (FOX) 777
2nd The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 597
3rd Orange Is The New Black (NETFLIX) 135
4th Modern Family (ABC) 125
5th Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 116
6th 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 90
7th The Goldbergs (ABC) 80
8th Shameless (SHOWTIME) 76
9th (tie) Jane The Virgin (CW) 70
9th (tie) New Girl (FOX) 70
11th Veep (HBO) 30
To see the winners for all categories, you can find them on the 2015 BOTVA page HERE or on the all-time Best OF TV Awards winners page here.