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The Funniest TV Shows of 2012  

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The funniest TV shows of 2012 allowed us to unwind after a long day with witty writing and belly busting laughs. These comedy and variety TV shows might not all by up for Emmy Awards but each brings a unique type of humor and a little something for everyone. Quite simply, when we needed a laugh, we turned to these funny TV shows first.

Bringing home dozens of awards in recent years, a handful of sitcoms have dominated the airwaves lately, including in 2012. "Modern Family," "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation" have all been leaders in laughs with their stellar casts, solid writing and loyal followings. But there are many more looking for a piece of the action including newer shows like "Community," "Eastbound & Down," "Girls" and "Louie."

Comedy is not simply limited to just sitcoms however with a number of variety shows and even animated programs among the funniest on the tube in 2012. Current events go from being news to joke fodder on shows like "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show," not to mention late-night dailies like "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," while mainstays on Sunday nights like "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" continue to draw fans young and old.

So whether you're into the newer shows like "2 Broke Girls" or "Veep," or just a die-hard fan of "South Park," surely with this wide variety of 2012 funny TV shows there is something to keep you smiling. Serious television more your speed? Try the best dramatic TV shows if 2012 instead.
list ordered by
1
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
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 2012
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
3
South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
4
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
5
Community is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
6
Archer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
7
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
8
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
9
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
10
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
11
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
12
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
ChangesDownClub added Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders
13
The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
14
Louie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
15
Tosh.0 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Daniel Tosh, Nick Malis, Sam Jarvis
16
The League is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll
17
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
18
Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm
19
The Office is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
20
Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon
21
Conan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter
22
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
23
Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
24
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris
25
Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2012
but chickens double d added Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann