It was ladies night indeed as Christina Applegate (Up all Night), Zooey Deschanel (The New Girl), Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) were the honorees of TV Guide magazine's annual "Hot List" party in Los Angeles Monday evening.
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Spanning three unique covers, the four women shared the title of TV's best and brightest of 2011. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs revealed their dual cover to the press, giddy and stumbling over each other's words for the precise way to express the honor.
"So exciting," exclaimed the girls. "We're very honored and excited."
NCIS's Pauley Perrette wholeheartedly agreed with the picks for standout talent this year, raving she's a "hug fan" of 2 Broke Girls especially. "I love those girls in real life and the show just makes me so happy! I love them and think they're doing a fantastic job with the show."
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The New Girl's Max Greenfield reflected on cast mate Zooey Deschanel's recognition, praising her as "a special lady" with extraordinary talent. "She steps in front of the camera and you go, 'look at that.' That's like a little bit magical…It's annoying."
Along with the girls, more of the small screen's most promising talent was honored for shows such as The Big Bang Theory, NCIS & Modern Family. Watch the video for more interviews with 2011's brightest stars as named by TV Guide.
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You can pick up your own copy of TV Guide magazine special this Thursday, November 10.