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The Funniest TV Shows of 2011  

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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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen
2
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
3
Community is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
4
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
5
South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
6
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
7
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
8
The Office is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
9
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
10
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis
11
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
12
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
13
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
14
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
15
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
16
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
17
Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
18
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff
19
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
20
An Idiot Abroad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
21
Conan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter
22
Louie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
23
Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
24
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett
25
Life's Too Short is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2011
Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant