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And the EWwy goes to. . . -- Rating the best and worst of the 2004-05 TV season

MOST RIVETING SHOW WE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HALF OF Deadwood

JUDGES ON A REALITY SHOW MOST IN NEED OF A THESAURUS Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul (American Idol)

BEST PILOT THAT DIDN'T END UP A GOOD SERIES Kevin Hill; Father of the Pride

MOT IMPROVED SERIES 24; Gilmore Girls

SO LONG, WE'LL MISS YOU AWARD Everybody Loves Raymond; Law & Order: Trial by Jury

THE OLD YELLER AWARD (JUST PUT IT OUT OF ITS MISERY) That '70s Show

DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT AWARD JAG; 8 Simple Rules; My Wife and Kids; Life on a Stick

WORST TREND Tedious Voice-Over Narration (Desperate Housewives; Grey's Anatomy)

BEST LOST BACKSTORY Hurley's and Locke's

WORST LOST BACKSTORY Kate's

PROOF GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD SHOWS House; The Amazing Race; Veronica Mars

SUCK IT UP! YOU'RE A MAN FOR GOD'S SAKE AWARD The weepy male cast members of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

BEST MUSIC Grey's Anatomy; The O.C.

WORST THEME SONG ''The Way That We Live'' by Betty (The L Word)

MOST LIKELY TO BE VOTED INTO THE OMAROSA D-LIST VILLAIN HALL OF FAME Project Runway's Wendy Pepper

Originally posted May 30, 2005 Published in issue #823 Jun 03, 2005 Order article reprints