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The Funniest TV Shows of 2013 

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Is there anything better than a TV show that can make you laugh so hard that for a second you can’t breathe? That sort of gut-busting,watering-eyes sort of television comedy is one worth scheduling your week around. In 2013, many comedy shows stepped their game up and had their funniest season ever. Long lasting shows like Saturday Night Live, The Big Bang Theory,and Family Guy kept old fans and new fans laughing every week. Newer shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project earned fans that will likely stick around for the long haul.

What were the funniest shows of 2013? Depending on your type of sense of humor, your biggest laugh-out-loud show probably differed greatly from other people. If your love traditional sitcoms with laugh tracks and bawdy jokes, shows like Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls may have been your favorite. Those who love political humor may have enjoyed Parks and Recreation and Veep. Other sitcoms and comedy shows appealed to smaller audiences, but were no less funny.

The shows on this list are among the funniest programs on television in 2013. These shows made people laugh, had characters worth caring about, and entertained for hours.

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Action, Comedy

Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Number of Seasons: 18

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 244

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 184

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Number of Seasons: 31

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Comedy, Family Film

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Number of Seasons: 7

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 201

Network: Global Television Network, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy, + more

The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 33

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 183

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy

Bob's Burgers (FOX, 2011) is an American animated comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. The series centers on the Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Number of Seasons: 7

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MonicaStarkey added James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 109

Network: USA Network, ION Television

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Arrested Development (Fox, 2003) is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. Level-headed son Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) takes over family affairs after his father is ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Comedy

Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MarkJohnson added Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

Number of Seasons: 11

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Variety show, Comedy, Late night television

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
StephenJohnGoldthorp added Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 91

Network: Hub Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, Family Film, + more

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: ABC Family

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012. The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one-night ...more

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Dads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom

Dads is an American sitcom which premiered on September 17, 2013, and aired Tuesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on Fox. The series was created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and ...more
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Wilfred is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 30

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Wilfred is a US remake of a previous Austrailian show by the same name, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann.

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Real Husbands of Hollywo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: BET

Genres (Tv): Satire, Comedy, Improvisation, Reality television

Real Husbands of Hollywood is an American comedy reality television parody on BET. The series debuted on January 15, 2013. It was announced in March 2013 that the series would be renewed for a ...more