Actress Keri Russell's new drama The Americans has been tipped for glory at the 2013 Television Critics Association Awards after landing four nominations - and leading the pack.

The show will compete against Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and The Walking Dead for Program of the Year, while it also received mentions for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and New Program, alongside the likes of Orphan Black and Elementary. Matthew Rhys picked up a Best Acting nod for his portrayal as a Russian spy.

The Outstanding Achievement in Comedy category will be a fight between The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, Louie and Veep, and Michael Douglas' Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra will duke it our against Top of the Lake, Rectify, Downton Abbey and American Horror Story: Asylum in the Outstanding Movie, Miniseries or Special category.

In addition, Veteran U.S. newscaster Barbara Walters, Tv host Jay Leno, former Cheers star James Burrows, producer James L. Brooks and Star Trek's William Shatner are on the slate for the Career Achievement Award.

The winners will be announced on 3 August (13).