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As the 2006-2007 television season came to a close this week and as the Emmys loom, we take a look at the television characters who quietly charmed us this year without ever quite achieving cult status. These are the side characters who make a show sparkle, but don't land on the cover of TV Guide or Entertainment Weekly: TV's unsung heroes.
We asked critics and friends in and out of the LA Times to tell us which side character gives their favorite TV shows that extra dose of hilarity, or heart, or in some cases, darkness.
Click here to see what we found.