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List Rules Cable Programs that ran between September 2012 - May 2013

List of the top drama shows that aired on cable during the 2012-2013 season. This list includes dramatic series that aired on HBO, Showtime, AMC, FX, TNT, USA, and other premium networks. What were the best dramatic TV shows of 2013? The year saw returns of a variety of fan favorites, like AMC's Mad Men, back for its 6th season, and the violent fantasy Game of Thrones on HBO now in Season 3. This list of top 2013 show also includes new shows, like the A&E horror series "Bates Motel" about a young Norman Bates and the new FX spy drama "The Americans." Vote up your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and vote down those show you tried, but didn't like in 2013.
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Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

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182 132
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
AngeliHingpit added Beauty and the Beast Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello

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carlybobarly added Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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50 126
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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35 129
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Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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Reilcan Jones added Ripper Street Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg

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The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández

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34 106
Castle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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27 127
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Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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2 15
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Southland Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King

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Leverage Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane

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18 119
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Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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26 133
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Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Leabethy added The Borgias Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger

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22 96
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
ImAnilMahapatra added The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Breaking Bad

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Treme Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens

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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Flashpoint

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4 50
The Glades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
The Glades Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Baltimoreian added Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
brianna added Awkward. Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
morganellis added Scandal Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short

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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Merlin John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

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5 61
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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The Client List Jennifer Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield

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Da Vinci's Demons Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos