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The Best New TV Shows of 2013  

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List Rules Television shows that premiered between January 1 and December 31, 2013

The best new TV shows of 2013 include several dramas, a few comedies and a slew of original programming. Some of the shows listed here are midseason programs. Either they're replacing shows that were canceled in the fall of 2012, or they're entirely new shows that a network is adding to spice up programming. Either way, they're listed here. Which of these new 2013 TV shows is the best? That's up to you to decide with your votes.

Some of the 2013 TV shows listed here have already premiered, including the CW's 'The Carrie Diaries' and NBC's comedy '1600 Penn.' Did you like the shows? Hate them? This is your chance to sound off about what you thought, via an up or down vote for each TV show.

Some of the most highly anticipated 2013 shows include FOX's new drama 'The Following,' starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent who tries to track down a serial killer. FX has another promising drama making a debut in 2013, 'The Americans,' starring Keri Russell as a suburban housewife who is actually a Russian sleeper spy. NBC debuts 'Hannibal' in 2013, starring Hugh Dancey as an FBI profiler who teams up with Hannibal Lecter to hunt a serial killer. Sound intriguing?

Also, if comedy TV is your thing, ABC has a couple of 2013 sitcoms debuting: 'How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)' and 'The Family Tools.' FOX also has a midseason show, 'The Goodwin Games,' on tap.

As these new 2013 TV shows make their respective debuts, be sure to vote for or against them, and of course, add any great shows that might be missing.
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
zanderpm added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff
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Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch
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Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore
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Videoport Jones added Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen
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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández
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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
jadeske added Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
KhandeceGreen added Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
LanaYoshii added Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright
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Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot
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Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
wiabux added Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
josh8 added Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
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naphtali added Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
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Da Vinci's Demons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
wiabux added Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos
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Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
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Videoport Jones added Keith David, Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado
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The Carrie Diaries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
alphabullet added AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong
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Masters of Sex is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
wiabux added Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald
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regcintron added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
pmmom38 added Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews
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regcintron added Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
pmmom38 added Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New TV Shows of 2013
aisuluresbay added Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann