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The best and worst TV shows of 2012

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By MSN TV contributorsIt wouldn't be the year-end without our annual list of the best and worst shows. As in years past, we rounded up a crowd of MSN TV writers and editors and asked them to rank and share their picks for 2012. It wasn't totally – OK, or even nearly – unanimous. In fact, there were more than 50 different best choices that we had to narrow down to get what you see here. You'll probably recognize many of these shows, since five of the 10 best made the list last year. Three others made our best list for the first time ever (two of them in their inaugural seasons to boot). Surprisingly, premium-channel juggernaut "Boardwalk Empire" and other usual buzzer "Breaking Bad" fell off the best list this year in favor of network shows. Who would've guessed! And the four worst? Well, the responses from our writers and editors weren't as varied. Let's just say we weren't surprised in the least. So without further ado, click on to get all our best and worst shows of 2012 – along with some words of TV wisdom from our Facebook fans. Bing: 'Game of Thrones' | 'Boardwalk Empire' | 'Breaking Bad'What are your picks for best and worst TV shows of 2012? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter.(HBO)
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