20 Best TV Shows of 2016

From Samantha Bee and John Oliver raging against the machine to the greatest hip-hip sitcom ever, the year's small-screen winners

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2. 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' (FX)

The ultimate Hollywood murder trial, kicking off Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story franchise with a tale of celebrity psychosis: America's favorite football jock turns out to be a psychopath coddled by a starstruck legal system. No matter how well you might think you already know the story, The People v. O.J. Simpson is a whole new experience, with out-of-nowhere career performances from John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and yes, David Schwimmer. With the ESPN O.J. doc Made In America as a crucial companion piece, it hits home because all America's darkest national obsessions seem to be lurking in here somewhere.

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