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The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13  

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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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
AngeliHingpit added Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
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Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
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carlybobarly added Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
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Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
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Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
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Reilcan Jones added Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg
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Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández
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Castle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
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Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
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Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
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Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane
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Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King
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Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
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Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
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Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Breaking Bad
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The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Leabethy added Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
ImAnilMahapatra added Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Flashpoint
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Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy
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Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens
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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Baltimoreian added Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
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The Glades is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez
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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cable Drama of 2012-13
Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.