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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

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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. A woman (Kaley Cuoco) who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own unique way from ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Romantic comedy

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Through a series of flashbacks, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounts to his children the journey he ...more

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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After being disbarred for faking his college degree, a narcissist lawyer (Joel McHale) enrolls in community ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Black comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. A group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) and ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

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

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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

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

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her ...more

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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...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

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

New Girl (Fox, 2011) is an American sitcom television series created by Elizabeth Meriwether. A quirky teacher (Zooey Deschanel) moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men (Jake Johnson, Max ...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

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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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy

Key & Peele (Comedy Central, 2012) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Starring Key and Peele, each episode features sketches ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix, 2013) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Convicted of a decade old crime of ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MonicaStarkey added James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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

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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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Jayma Mays, Don Cheadle, Jack Black

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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Legit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

Legit was a Scottish sitcom produced by The Comedy Unit, written by Robert Florence and Iain Connell and broadcast on BBC One Scotland. The pilot episode aired on 16 September 2006 to much ...more
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
MarkJohnson added Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

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

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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
IvyKilla added Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau

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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest TV Shows of 2013
Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Comedy-drama, Satire, Surreal humour

Louie (FX, 2010) is an American comedy-drama television series created by comedian Louis C.K. A divorced comedian (Louis C.K.) living in New York balances life and relationships, while raising ...more

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