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There are so many TV shows now on broadcast networks, cable channels, and various streaming services, big and small. Thanks to Peak TV, there is no shortage of comedies, dramas, and some combination thereof, so much so that you could never possibly watch them all, even if you wanted to.
Narrowing down what to highlight for any year is a challenge, and 2016 is no exception. There was compelling storytelling, superb performances, and quirky new worlds to watch and explore. Some shows proved that they get better with age, while great new ones took the place of those others we had to bid farewell to. Given all of that, here are my selections for the biggest stand-outs of this year: