The Best TV Shows Of 2016, According to 12 Best TV Lists

The Best TV Shows Of 2016, According to 12 Best TV Lists

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 28, 2016

2016 had at least one redeeming quality: TV was great this year. Between fantastic first seasons of new shows and veteran series that really upped their game, there was a lot to watch in the past twelve months. Because the pool is vast, we decided to combine a selection of "best of" lists to truly see which shows were worth bingeing this year.

We looked at twelve separate lists,* and while each had their own wild card picks, we saw some definite patterns. Check out the top ranking shows for the year, and see how they held up against the competition.

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*[Lists: New York Times, Washington Post, AV Club, Variety, Metacritic (top 20), EW, NPR, The Atlantic, LA Times, CNN, Roger Ebert, Vulture]

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