The 2020 TV Hot List: The Year’s Biggest and Buzziest Shows, Networks and People

Honorees include Watchmen, The Mandalorian and Schitt’s Creek

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This was already going to be a watershed year for the TV industry given the amount of new streaming services that entered the space in the past 12 months. But then Covid-19 dealt Hollywood a completely unexpected blow. As people were stuck at home, television proved an essential lifeline during the pandemic, especially the shows—like many of this year’s TV Hot List winners—which either provided a much-needed escape (like Disney+’s The Mandalorian, from TV Creator of the Year Jon Favreau) or spotlighted many of the same hot-button issues that were gripping the country (like Watchmen, our Show...

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This story first appeared in the Oct. 26, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.