Best of 2013: Which Shows Would You Nominate for "Best OVERALL Series"?


It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but before you put on your turkey-eating pants, would you mind trying on your voting pants just to see how they fit? The end of the year is closing in fast, and as is our wont, being a "website" on the "internet" and all, we'll be saying goodbye to 2013 with a blowout voting extravaganza. 

We're already hard at work compiling this year's ballots, but before we set them in stone pixels, we'd like your help in selecting the nominees for some of the major categories!

Like, say, the "Best Overall Series" competition: Which (current) TV shows, new or established, do you think deserve a nomination? Let us know by voting in the poll below—here are the basic rules:

1. The only criteria is that the show aired in the U.S. in 2013.

2. This poll will remain open until Tuesday, November 26 at noon Pacific time. 
3. Note that you can write in any potential nominees you don't see listed, at least until we get tired of cleaning up ineligible entries and close the write-in option. You've been warned!!!
4. We'll guarantee a spot on the ballot for the winning show. 
5. Don't forget to check back in early December to find out who made the cut and vote for your favorite!




TV.com's BEST OF 2013: Who do you think should be nominated? Vote Now:

Best New Series | Best Overall Series | Best Actress | Best Actor

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Sons of Anarchy all the way!!!!
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SOA
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Definitely SONS!!
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SOA!!
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SOA!!
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SOA!
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This is my favorite show cant get enough an I love charlie hunnam!
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Sons of Anarchy
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SOA HAS MY VOTE
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There are several good shows on TV. One such show that I chose to vote for was Hart of Dixie. I like a lot of things on this show, but the main reason it got my vote was how it death with Wade's cheating and the subsequent breakup of Wade and Zoe. This show is a comedy, so the lighthearted approach wasn't surprising, but in-between the chuckles they were able to show how much pain the couple went through. They didn't villainize Wade, but they didn't let him off the hook either. They acknowledged it for the mistake it was and made sure it cost him "the only woman he really ever cared about." Real consequences to real mistakes.
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Oh man, I love Hart of Dixie.
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Love Sons Of Anarchy.
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Because Broadchurch was on BBC I'm afraid not enough people have seen it
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How is breaking bad not winning?
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Because yesterday we had an SOA fan and now HAVEN. Perhaps these 2 shows attracts more youngsters !
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Im 40. Sons of Anarchy is my favorite show.
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Yes but I doubt anyone over 40 would bother to rig that result. I would think they would require a certain amount of effort. I am close to 40 too and I have not clue how to rig a voting result that requires little effort.
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I'm 65 and I adore Sons of Anarchy.
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SUITS!!! Nut O_0 Lol...
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IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA! Give those guys an award already.
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Sons of Anarchy has been my favorite show for the last six seasons.
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Justified and Psych are noramlly the top of my list.

Breaking Bad is the obvious winner though >.<
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Person of Interest is at the top of my list. The writing and acting cannot be beat. The Blacklist is one of my guilty pleasures. And Agents of SHIELD because it is a live action comic book done right.
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Can Treme be considered? It hasn't aired in 2013 yet, but will in December.
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way to many great shows but #1 has to be Breaking Bad imo
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Hi

Here is my list and its a lot ! I really watched too much !

1 Breaking Bad (Is there ever any dispute that Walter White will not be king?)
2 The Good Wife Season (BEST NETWORK TV series ! Ratings does not justify how good it is ! Both season 4 and 5 are better than its ever been. That says a lot for a show that is going on for 5 seasons !)
3 The Walking Dead ( Season 3 and 4 are way better than season 2)
4 House of Cards (BEST NEW SERIES of 2013 ! )
5 The Americans (For those who like smart spy stories)
6 Game of Thrones (Season 3 to be is the weakest. Too many weak episodes. Used to be in my top 3 in previous seasons ! Hopefully season 4 would be awesome !)
7 Scandal (Crazy fun intense exciting series ! Would have be higher if not for many silly twists)
8 Sons of Anarchy
9 Nikita ( Season 4 first opening episode just tells me how much I would really missed the show once it ends! )
10 Survivor (My favorite reality TV shows just have to be in the TOP 10 )
11 Boardwalk Empire ( Current season 4 is better than the last )
12 Rectify (Highly recommend, a little slow but rewarding)
13 Justified ( You cannot ignore Raylan gang from Harlan)
14 Orphan Black (Surprised hit of the year. Proud to be one of the first to promote it)
15 Dexter ( One of my all time favorite show would have been in the top 10 if not for such a weak final season)
16 The Fall (Strongly recommended to those who have NOT watch it. Much better than broadchurch. Its only 5 episodes.)
17 Big Brother (second favorite reality series. Guilty pleasure and much better than other big brother show around the world because it is based on strategy and votes by house guest)
18 Masters of Sex
19 Shameless
20 Last Resort ( It probably would have gone on several seasons and become a cult hit if it was on cable )
21 Banshee (Another surprised hit of the year)
22 The BIG C (Ended really well! very satisfying series to watch!)
23 Mad Man (Getting worse. Time to end )
24 Enlightened (Good but difficult show to watch and should have gotten more seasons!)
25 Elementary (The 1st procedural on my list - Good wife does not count. Mainly because of JLM and Lucy Liu. I probably gotten bored by now if not for these two.)
26 The Newsroom
27 Rouge (Surprisingly good though I don't know anyone who watched it and probably no second season)
28 The Bridge
29 Bates Motel
30 The Killing
31 The Tomorrow People
32 The Black list
33 Devious maids (I am surprised it is not doing better. It is really desperate housewives part 2)
34 The Amazing Race
35 Continuum
36 Arrow
37 Hannibal
38 The Fosters
39 Falling skies
40 The Hero (The Rock reality TV series that is highly recommend for anyone who want to watch positive type of reality TV)
41 Ray Donavan (Many got disappointed thinking it would be a male version of scandal but turns up to be family drama with the "soprano" feel to it)
42 Mistress
43 Graceland
44 Magic City
45 Hunted
46 The Carrie Diaries (hungover from sex and the city)
47 Nashville (Yes I am still watching mostly because of Hayden Panettiere and the music)
48 Orange is the new black
49 Zero Hour
50 Broadchurch

I left out half hour comedies and sitcom. The only one I am still watching is Mom mainly because of Alison Janney and Anna Faris ! I liked Hello Ladies quite a bit. I watched Girls every season just to see Lena Dunham naked (please this is a joke!).

There is 2 show from this year which I feel is NOT even good enough to be in the Top 50 but I will still watch them again - The Following which is starting soon and Under the dome which I will watch next year again. Both stupid show but I will still watch, don't ask me why, its a mystery as strange as the dome!




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So many good ones. Happy Endings, Community, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Justified, The Mentalist, Grimm, Doctor Who, The Middle, Sleepy Hollow
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There are very few shows that I waited in anticipation for each week to watch. Shows like M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, Law & Order, Homicide, NYPD Blue, LOST and Fringe make the cut. Person of Interest is one such show. It is the best show currently on TV, IMHO.
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Lost is on the list?
And it has 42 votes
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What does Lost have to do with this?
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So many great shows POI, Justified, The Americans, Breaking Bad.After all i voted for POI, maybe it's not the best of these but it's my favorite.
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I expected Hawaii five o to be on this list
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Best series for 2013 is The Good Wife on my list. Runners-up would be Justified, Happy Endings, White Collar, and Psych which has kept its nose out of late-season failures pretty well.

Best new series would be The Blacklist.

Most Improved WOULD have been Arrow until this week's cinematic diharrea.

Best show canceled would be Go On.
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And if BB doesn't get in the first place, I'd be rooting for The Good Wife. This season's "reconfiguration" has been executed with style and so much skill, this season so far has been amazing in every way.
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There must be a spam-bot voting for TWD... if not, I wouldn't repeat this internet vote next year again since people here cannot judge objectively...
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I'm going with Orange Is The New Black as I did with 'Best New Series', but some of the shows I watch that I've seen markedly improved since their previous seasons would be The Walking Dead, Games of Thrones, American Horror Story, True Blood, and The Big Bang Theory. I've been enjoying Revenge quite a bit too, although I've only seen the first four episodes.

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The thing that annoys me about these end of year lists is that the traditional network television season runs from September to August, not January to December. We're told to vote for the best overall series of 2013, which means popular network show choices like Person of Interest, The Good Wife, and Scandal technically have the first ten episodes of their previous seasons (not the one that's currently on) excluded from judging. This means when we're thinking about how good a network show is we have to think of it in terms of how good the last half its last season was and how good its been this year, instead of doing the much easier thing and thinking of an entire season of each series.
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My top 5: 1. Breaking Bad 2. Justified 3. Game of Thrones 4. Boardwalk Empire 5. Fringe

I'd also like to point out The Killing which was fantastic this season. The story finally matched the acting which was tremendous as usual, especially Peter Sarsgaard.
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Fringe only had 3 episodes in 2013.
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True, but the only criteria is that the show aired in 2013.
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Modern Family has been the best as of September-now, but judging from all the way back in January, The Middle wins for me.
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Why is The Walking Dead on top? It would be good if people actually voted for the best TV show rather than just the most popular or their favorite.
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I don't think anyone is going "Hm Breaking Bad is objectively the best, and I love Teen Wolf the most, but The Walking Dead has the highest ratings, so I'll vote for The Walking Dead".
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I wouldn't call The Walking Dead my favourite show at all, in fact, I've always had reservations when watching it about the futilely of the whole series. While I didn't vote for it myself, I definitely understand why people would. The series is definitely at the best it's ever been in terms of keeping my interest and making me want to come back each week, so I wouldn't call anyone irrational for picking it.
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Walking Dead trumps Breaking Bad........ ¡¿WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!. I mean this season of WD got a lot better... but BrBa is just one HolyCow.
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Its either Lost, Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead IMO.
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Yeah, this current season of Lost has been great!
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This is Breaking Bad's year.
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The Walking Dead, for me it's an easy choice. I'd like to see Southland get a little recognition, it's been a truly fantastic series. Other than those two it's four new shows that have gripped me - Masters of Sex, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black and The Americans, and I have enjoyed watching Graceland, although it has next to zero chance of winning (The Walking Dead is simply too good). I'm still behind on Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad and I haven't even started Justified yet. I need to "Rectify" this for next year... and watch Rectify!
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i came to comment on how much i miss Southland and ask where the hell is rectify
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