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The Best New TV Shows of 2013

List Criteria: Television shows that premiered between January 1 and December 31, 2013

The best new TV shows of 2013 include several dramas, a few comedies and a slew of original programming. Some of the shows listed here are midseason programs. Either they're replacing shows that were canceled in the fall of 2012, or they're entirely new shows that a network is adding to spice up programming. Either way, they're listed here. Which of these new 2013 TV shows is the best? That's up to you to decide with your votes.

Some of the 2013 TV shows listed here have already premiered, including the CW's 'The Carrie Diaries' and NBC's comedy '1600 Penn.' Did you like the shows? Hate them? This is your chance to sound off about what you thought, via an up or down vote for each TV show.

Some of the most highly anticipated 2013 shows include FOX's new drama 'The Following,' starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent who tries to track down a serial killer. FX has another promising drama making a debut in 2013, 'The Americans,' starring Keri Russell as a suburban housewife who is actually a Russian sleeper spy. NBC debuts 'Hannibal' in 2013, starring Hugh Dancey as an FBI profiler who teams up with Hannibal Lecter to hunt a serial killer. Sound intriguing?

Also, if comedy TV is your thing, ABC has a couple of 2013 sitcoms debuting: 'How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)' and 'The Family Tools.' FOX also has a midseason show, 'The Goodwin Games,' on tap.

As these new 2013 TV shows make their respective debuts, be sure to vote for or against them, and of course, add any great shows that might be missing.

The Best New TV Shows of 2013 TV Programs
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    • Actors: James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra, Harry Lennix, Annet Mahendru + 8 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Network: NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama
    • Characters: Raymond 'Red' Reddington, Elizabeth Keen, Dembe, Tom Keen, Harold Cooper + 9 more
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    • Actors: Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris + 6 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 2
    • creator: Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan
    • Network: CBS
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction
    • Characters: James "Big Jim" Rennie, Dale "Barbie" Barbara, Junior Rennie, Julia Shumway, Joe McAlister + 6 more
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    • Actors: Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas + 3 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 13
    • creator: Bryan Fuller
    • Producers: Jesse Alexander
    • Network: NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Psychological thriller, Thriller
    • Characters: Hannibal Lecter, Will Graham, Jack Crawford, Beverly Katz, Brian Zeller + 3 more
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    • Actors: Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Jessica Stroup, Natalie Zea, Connie Nielsen + 13 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 15
    • creator: Kevin Williamson
    • Producers: Kevin Williamson
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller
    • Characters: Joe Carroll, Emma Hill, Ryan Hardy, Mike Weston, Joey Matthews + 13 more
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    • Actors: Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig + 12 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 9
    • creator: Michael Hirst
    • Network: History
    • Genres (Tv): War film, Drama, Historical fiction, Action
    • Characters: Lagertha Lothbrok, Ragnar, Bjorn Lothbrok, Floki, Siggy Haraldson + 11 more
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    • Actors: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner + 4 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 2
    • creator: Joe Weisberg
    • Network: FX
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
    • Characters: Phillip Jennings, Elizabeth Jennings, Henry Jennings, Paige Jennings, Sandra Beeman + 4 more
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    • Actors: Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Taryn Manning + 10 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 13
    • creator: Jenji Kohan
    • Producers: Jenji Kohan, Liz Friedman
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy
    • Characters: Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, Alex Vause, Joe Caputo, Crazy Eyes + 10 more
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    • Actors: Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, Tom Mison, Orlando Jones + 1 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • creator: Len Wiseman, Phillip Iscove, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
    • Genres (Tv): Thriller, Science Fiction
    • Characters: Ichabod Crane, Abbie Mills, Katrina Crane, Henry Parrish, Captain Frank Irving + 1 more
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    • Actors: Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright, Sandrine Holt, Constance Zimmer + 21 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 13
    • creator: Beau Willimon
    • Network: Netflix
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
    • Characters: Francis Underwood, Claire Underwood, Rep. Peter Russo, Doug Stamper, Linda Vasquez + 21 more
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    • Actors: Minka Kelly, Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby + 11 more
    • creator: J.H. Wyman
    • Producers: J.H. Wyman
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Characters: John Kennex, Dorian, Rudy Lom, MX-43 '2', Anna + 11 more
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    • Actors: Vera Farmiga, Nicola Peltz, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke + 2 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 7
    • creator: Robert Bloch
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
    • Characters: Norman Bates, Norma Bates, Emma Decody, Sheriff Alex Romero, Dylan Massett + 2 more
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    • Actors: Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton + 2 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 13
    • creator: Maurissa Tancharoen, Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy
    • Characters: Agent Phil Coulson, Leo Fitz, Melinda May, Grant Ward, Jemma Simmons + 2 more
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    • Actors: Kristin Kreuk, Nicole Gale Anderson, Bridget Regan, Shantel VanSanten, Jay Ryan + 11 more
    • Premiered: 2012
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 22
    • Network: The CW Television Network
    • Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
    • Characters: Catherine Chandler, Brooke Chandler, Heather Chandler, Alex Salter, Dr. Evan Marks + 11 more
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    • Actors: Laura Haddock, Lara Pulver, Elliot Cowan, Blake Ritson, Tom Riley
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 2
    • Number of Episodes: 8
    • creator: David S. Goyer
    • Producers: Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Adventure film, Fantasy
    • Characters: Leonardo da Vinci, Clarice Orsini, Lucrezia Donati, Girolamo Riario, Lorenzo Medici
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    • Actors: Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Emily Bett Rickards + 6 more
    • Premiered: 2012
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 23
    • creator: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim
    • Network: The CW Television Network
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, Action + 2 more
    • Characters: Black Canary, Deathstroke, Roy Harper, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle + 6 more
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    • Actors: Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene, Tony Curran + 2 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 8
    • creator: Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, Michael Taylor
    • Network: Syfy
    • Genres (Tv): Science Fiction
    • Characters: Irisa, Amanda Rosewater, Stahma Tarr, Kenya, Rafe McCawley + 2 more
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    • Actors: Keith David, Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado, Darwin Shaw, Louise Delamere + 6 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Episodes: 5
    • Genres (Tv): Miniseries, History
    • Characters: Jesus of Nazareth, Satan, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Pontius Pilate + 6 more
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    • Actors: Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, Teddy Sears, Nicholas D'Agosto, Caitlin Fitzgerald + 1 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 12
    • creator: Michelle Ashford
    • Network: Showtime
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Drama
    • Characters: Dr. William Masters, Virginia Johnson, Libby Masters, Austin Langham, Betty DiMello + 1 more
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    • Actors: AnnaSophia Robb, Freema Agyeman, Chloe Bridges, Ellen Wong, Austin Butler + 5 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 1
    • Number of Episodes: 13
    • creator: Candace Bushnell
    • Network: The CW Television Network
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy
    • Characters: Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Maggie Landers, Jill 'Mouse' Chen, Dorrit Bradshaw + 5 more
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