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Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (adieu, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
What were the best TV shows of 2013?
Here are the first five in our countdown.
Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Zach Galifianakis
This week, Katy Perry was awkwardly caught lip-syncing when her backup track failed at an awards ceremony in France, while Paul Rudd and Kate McKinnon premiered their new web series Hudson Valley Ballers. Someone adorably re-created the movie Elf using pugs, andZach Galifianakis hosted a holiday edition of "Between Two Ferns." Also, Sarah Silverman,Michael Cera and other comedians launched an ugly sweater charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer, and the first scene of the Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire miniseries The Spoils of Babylon premiered. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:
Super Fun Night
This week, Rebel Wilson and the rest of her Super Fun Night castmates got into the Halloween spirit with a graveyard rendition of "The Monster Mash," and Bob's Burgers star Kristen Schaal showcased some "sexy" costumes on The Daily Show. Also, Sarah Silverman posted a previously unseen television pilot online, Andrew Lincoln talked about one of the toughest challenges he faces filming The Walking Dead, and Betty White spoofed Miley Cyrus' video for "Wrecking Ball." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Topher Grace, Patti LuPone, Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Patti Lupone are set to star in HBO's Lorne Michaels comedy pilot People in New Jersey.
Character actor Murray Gershenz, who had bit parts on TV shows including Will & Grace, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation and Mad Men, died Aug. 28 in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 91.
Gershenz also owned and operated the two-floor record store Music Man Murray in Los Angeles.
Richard Simmons and Jimmy Kimmel
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Arrival: Viewers say goodbye to 24/7 soccer coverage and hello to FX's new sister channel, FXX, in appropriate fashion. When FXX officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday morning, the reception begins to go out and the game footage interchanges with an image of a black leather couch. Suddenly, the black leather couch begins to move and out from the seams bursts a very hot and a very naked Danny DeVito in a classic It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia clip. Goal!
10. Most Surprising Twist: Mistresses' Karen thinks her nightmare is over after the wrongful-death lawsuit against her is dismissed, but then her medical license gets suspended for six months. Who ratted her out for sleeping with Thomas (not to mention helping him die)? Not Elizabeth, but her...
Neil Patrick Harris
This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's "Regulate" (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about childhood. Oh, and the Tony Awards happened too. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Comedy Central has decided not to renew the animated series Futurama, which will air its final episode on Sept. 4, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The show will conclude its seventh season ...
Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera
Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera have joined forces with a host of other comedians to launch a new comedy channel on YouTube, Deadline reports.
Sarah Silverman's sister and niece were arrested at Jerusalem's sacred Western Wall on Sunday, The Jerusalem Post reports. Silverman's sister, Rabbi Susan Silverman, and her daughter, Hallel, were detained along with eight other women for wearing tallitot, prayer shawls worn by Orthodox Jewish men.