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The funniest TV shows of 2011, either from good writing, good acting or a little bit of both, kept us rolling with laughter throughout the year. These sitcoms, variety shows and even some animated favorites gave us a reason to laugh until we cried or wet our pants. We know everyone has their own definition of hilarious which is why we're letting you decide on which series are the funniest television shows of 2011. Add your favorites by voting for the ones you love and adding your own list below!

Whether the best comedy shows from 2011 were recognized with award nominations, like those which were honored in the Best Comedy Series Emmy Award category or were too outrageous to appease all critics, each brought something special to the table to keep our cheeks hurting from excessive laughter.

Mainstream favorites, such as those on broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, perhaps earned the most recognition from awards shows with the likes of "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family," "Glee," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock" among the most nominated during the year. Others, such as those you'll find on Comedy Central or MTV, like the obnoxious animated shows like "South Park" and "Beavis & Butthead," kept viewers rolling with dark and often distasteful humor.

However these favorite funny shows worked to make us laugh, they all succeeded brilliantly and easily earned their spot on this list of the funniest TV shows of 2011.

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454 288
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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2
632 185
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

3
383 253
South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

4
419 243
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

5
390 239
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

6
321 207
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

7
446 159
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

8
288 253
The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

9
257 241
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

10
238 291
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

11
178 322
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

12
222 253
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

13
237 237
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Tosh.0 Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis

14
205 261
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

15
262 224
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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16
201 235
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver

17
178 225
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart

18
150 293
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Beavis and Butt-head Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff

19
146 224
Louie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

20
73 79
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

21
81 53
An Idiot Abroad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

22
123 184
Conan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Conan Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter

23
77 80
Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

24
89 223
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

25
71 66
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
2 Broke Girls Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

26
69 189
Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter

27
77 208
Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

28
30 41
Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Eastbound & Down Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

29
15 33
Up All Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Up All Night Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett

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30
107 308
Glee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

31
61 189
Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Bored to Death Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson

32
9 22
Life's Too Short is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Life's Too Short Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

33
52 190
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

34
59 221
Whitney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Whitney Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Rhea Seehorn

35
6 36
Bleep My Dad Says is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Bleep My Dad Says William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Nicole Sullivan

36
3 5
The Exes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
MaryMumbiMaina added The Exes Kelly Stables, Kristen Johnston, Wayne Knight

37
0 3
Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
but chickens double d added Wilfred Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

38
6 16
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
bellaxox added Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

39
0 4
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
RalphBob added Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal