Best of 2011: TV

The perfect year-end wrap-up for people who hate year-end round-ups
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The perfect year-end wrap-up for people who hate year-end round-ups
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The perfect year-end wrap-up for people who hate year-end round-ups

Maxim.com's Best Of 2011: Gaming | Movies | TV | Gadgets | Web

Funniest Show of the Year

Louie

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch on Hulu)

Runners Up

Workaholics

(Photo Credit: Comedy Central; Watch it on iTunes)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch clips on Hulu)

Happy Endings

(Photo Credit: ABC; Watch on Hulu)

The League

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch on Hulu)

Best New Comedy

Up All Night 

(Photo Credit: NBC; Watch on Hulu)

Best Drama

Breaking Bad

(Photo Credit: AMC; Watch on Netflix)

Runners Up

Sons of Anarchy

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch Clips on Hulu)

Justified

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch Clips on Hulu)

Friday Night Lights

(Photo Credit: NBC; Watch on Hulu)

Best New Drama…Until the Infuriatingly Shitty Finale Fucked It All Up

Homeland

(Photo Credit: HBO; Watch on Showtime)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

Game of Thrones

(Photo Credit: HBO;  Buy season one on Amazon)

Runners Up

Fringe

(Photo Credit: Fox; Watch on Hulu)

Alphas

(Photo Credit: Syfy; Watch on Hulu)

Best New Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

Falling Skies

(Photo Credit: TNT; Watch on TNT)

Best Reality

Top Shot

(Photo Credit: A&E Television Networks; Watch Clips on Hulu)

Runners Up

Pit Bulls and Parolees



(Photo Credit: Animal Planet; Watch on Discovery)

Hard Time

(Photo Credit: National Geographic; Watch on Hulu)

IRT: Deadliest Roads

(Photo Credit: A&E Television Networks; Watch on Hulu)

Worst Reality Show in the History of Reality TV

Toddlers and Tiaras



(Photo Credit: TLC; Never fucking watch this show)

Best Animated Series

Archer

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch Clips on Hulu)

Runners Up

South Park



(Photo Credit: Comedy Central; Watch on Hulu)

The Simpsons

(Photo Credit: Fox; Watch on Hulu)

The Ricky Gervais Show

(Photo Credit: HBO; Watch on Amazon)

Least Animated Series

Charlie Rose



(Photo Credit: CBS; Watch on Hulu)

Most Irritating, Season-long Question That No One Cared About the Answer To (tie)

“Who killed Rosie Larson?” (The Killing)

(Photo Credit: AMC; Watch on Amazon)

“Where’s Sophia?” (The Walking Dead)

(Photo Credit: AMC; Watch on Amazon)

Best Answer To Any Question Ever

“What is pussy furry?” (Jeopardy)

Look, We Like Jim Parsons As Much As The Next Guy, But You're Really Going To Give Him The Emmy Over The Repeatedly-Snubbed Steve Carell For His Last Season On The Office? Really?!

(Photo Credit: NBC; Watch on Hulu)

Most Improved

Boardwalk Empire

(Photo Credit: HBO; Buy season one on Amazon)

Biggest Letdown

The Walking Dead

(Photo Credit: ;Watch Clips on Hulu)

Rules of Engagement is Still On the Air, But This Show Is In Distress? Really?!

Community

(Photo Credit: NBC; Watch on Hulu)

Most Welcome Return

Beavis and Butthead

(Photo Credit: MTV; Watch on Hulu)

Most Welcome Exit (tie)

Oprah



(Photo Credit: Retna Ltd)

Kate Plus 8

(Photo Credit: TLC)

Least Welcome Exit

Ned Stark's (Sean Bean's) head on Game of Thrones

(Photo Credit: HBO; Buy season one on Amazon)

The Best News of 2011, Television or Otherwise

Arrested Development to get a fourth season on Netflix

Prediction for 2012

The Internet is awash in disgust over how shitty the new Arrested Development is and how they should have let it rest. Maxim.com sits back with an I-told-you-so shit-eating grin perched on our faces.

Best On-Screen Meltdown

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino bashes his own head into a wall on Jersey Shore

(Watch on Hulu)

Best Off-Screen Meltdown

Charlie Sheen's descent into tiger blood-soaked, goddess-loving madness gets him fired from Two and a Half Men

(Photo Credit: Kristian Dowling)

Best Reason to Get Into Stuffy Period TV Movies

Evan Rachel Wood goes full-frontal in Mildred Pierce

(Photo Credit: HBO)

Best Series Send-Off

Smallville

(Photo Credit: Warner Bros.; Buy the complete series)

Worst Series Send-Off

Entourage

(Photo Credit: HBO; Watch on Amazon)

RIP Fireguys

Rescue Me

(Photo Credit: FX; Watch Clips on Hulu)

Most Understandable TV Mercy Killing

Larry King

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Saddest Minka Kelly News During An Otherwise-Great Year of Minka Kelly News

Charlie's Angels get canceled, Friday Night Lights goes off the air, her character gets the boot on Parenthood

(Photo Credit: NBC)

Best Thing To Do

"Treat yo self" (Parks and Recreation)

Best Musical Performances on TV

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert cover Rebecca Black's "Friday" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Best Social Assassin

Larry David

(Photo Credit: HBO; Buy season seven of Curb Your Enthusiasm on Amazon)

Worst Societal Assassin

Kim Kardashian



(Photo Credit: E! Entertainment;Watch on Hulu)

Show Most Likely To Feature A Character Having Sex In A Rubber Suit

American Horror Story



(Photo Credit: FX;Watch on Hulu)

Runner Up

Hot in Cleveland



(Photo Credit: TV Land;Watch on Hulu)

Funniest TV Robots

Zingbot (Big Brother)

(Photo Credit: CBS;Watch on iTunes)

FunnyBot (South Park)

(Photo Credit: Comedy Central;Watch on Hulu)

Least Funny TV Robot

Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men)



(Photo Credit: CBS;Watch on CBS)

Best Show We Watch in Spite of Its Crappy Title

How I Met Your Mother

(Photo Credit: CBS;Watch Clips on Hulu)

Least Appealing Show Title Unless You’re Really, Really Drunk

Lady Hoggers



(Photo Credit: A&E Television Networks)

How Did Our Dad Get A TV Show?

Hillbilly Handfishin'

(Photo Credit: Animal Planet)