And the Best TV Shows of 2011 Are...

By TV.com Staff

Jan 04, 2012

The viewers have spoken: The results of our Best of 2011 poll are in, and congratulations are in order. Community took the top prize, winning Best Overall Series against some extremely tough competition (the show also came up victorious in the Best Comedy and Most Underrated Show categories). Game of Thrones earned the titles of Best New Series and Best Drama Series (are you sensing any patterns, here?). Fan-favorites Supernatural and Castle won Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Series and Best Crime Procedural, respectively. And the list goes on! Below, you'll find all the winners from the 15 show categories; thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all the winners!

Click the "winner" links to see the full list of nominees in each category and the percentage of votes they received.

BEST OVERALL SERIES

Winner: Community
Runner-Up: Fringe


BEST NEW SERIES

Winner: Game of Thrones
Runner-Up: New Girl


BEST COMEDY SERIES

Winner: Community
Runner-Up: The Big Bang Theory


BEST DRAMA SERIES

Winner: Game of Thrones
Runner-Up: Breaking Bad


BEST SCI-FI OR FANTASY SERIES

Winner: Supernatural
Runner-Up: The Walking Dead


BEST ANIMATED SERIES

Winner: Family Guy
Runner-Up: South Park


BEST CRIME PROCEDURAL

Winner: Castle
Runner-Up: Criminal Minds


BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

Winner: The Amazing Race
Runner-Up: Top Chef


BEST VARIETY SHOW

Winner: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
Runner-Up: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


MOST UNDERRATED SERIES

Winner: Community
Runner-Up: Parenthood


FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE

Winner: Revenge
Runner-Up: Ringer


BEST TEEN SERIES FOR GROWN-UPS

Winner: The Vampire Diaries
Runner-Up: Gossip Girl


MOST APPETIZING FOOD SHOW

Winner: Top Chef
Runner-Up: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives


MOST EXCITING CAST ADDITION

Winner: John Goodman as Vice Dean Laybourne on Community
Runner-Up: Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt on Two and a Half Men


BEST SHOW THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER

Winner: Mythbusters
Runner-Up: How It's Made


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  • tvfortablet May 02, 2012

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  • DanielRivard Apr 18, 2012

    Great list! Can't wait until next years list. Check out the list at http://besttvseries.org for the best tv series of all time.

  • PamelaPortill Mar 02, 2012

    Supernatural...!!!!!!!!!!!!! best show ever...!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JohnMcBoss Jan 16, 2012

    Community deserves the love, it is a great show.

  • Itaintrite Jan 15, 2012

    And the public got it right for the most part. Yay for Community and Fringe as winners. But how did Fringe not win best Sci-fi?

  • thorthorsen Jan 15, 2012

    For those who think The Big Bang Theory is better than Community, that's your right! But for me any comedy with laughing in the background can NEVER be the best comedy.



    Big Bang Theory, HIMYM, etc. very enjoyable and I'll certainly keep watching them, and some might even enjoy it more than Community (tastes differ, that's a fact!). But in no way is it 'better' than Community.

  • piet8724 Jan 14, 2012

    i wonder where they get that list, community is not so good, not bad but not wonderfull!!

  • Itaintrite Jan 15, 2012

    This is exactly why it's the most underrated show. Big Bang Theory and HIMYM are so overrated and have been getting staled over the last few seasons.

  • Skoad Jan 14, 2012

    Community deserved every spot it got on that list!

  • ChristyannaOh Jan 14, 2012

    Wow, for once I basically agree with everyone single one of these that applies to me! Except I don't watch Supernatural but I can kind of understand it being above The Walking Dead. Except fo the Walking Dead's last episode which made me cry shocked tears....

  • shre123 Jan 13, 2012

    Community isn't THAT good. Not good enough to surpass shows like Breaking Bad, Boss, and Fringe. Comon people, don't let TV.com be plagued by "popularitis".

  • GoodTaste Jan 14, 2012

    Or maybe Community really is THAT good. Just because its a 22 minute comedy doesn't make it any less smart, ingenious or well crafted than 43 minute drama.

  • MooncalfReviews Jan 25, 2012

    I have crrazy love for both Community and Breaking Bad, but it has to be said that while Community is genius, Breaking Bad is art, and it transcends television.

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  • BrittaBot Feb 03, 2012

    You're streets behind.

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