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List Rules TV shows that aired new episodes in 2012.

Now that 2012 is over, which shows stand out from the past year? Which just need to be wrapped up already? Vote now!

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal Sarah Wayne Callies

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage Kit Harington

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates Angela Bassett

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons Kaley Cuoco

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Anna Gunn

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy David Ramsey

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman Una Stubbs

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson Lucy Hale

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter David Zayas

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley Ian Somerhalder

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Justified Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy Joelle Carter

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu Aidan Quinn

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone Isaac Hayes

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson Jasika Nicole

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara Julie Bowen

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman Matt Smith

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Community is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi Donald Glover

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin Rupert Friend

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson Max Greenfield

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison Lana Parrilla

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel Cobie Smulders

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The New Normal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The New Normal Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells Georgia King

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp Gabriel Mann

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic Susan Sullivan

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney Tim Kang

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal Mark Boone Junior

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles Jim Beave

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos Giancarlo Esposito

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler Thomas Gibson

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss Vincent Kartheiser

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham Vincent Piazza

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson Kevin Chapman

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir Nick Offerman

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Nashville Connie Britton, Clare Bowen Hayden Panettiere

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni Ice-T

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio Katey Sagal

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Leverage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Leverage Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman Christian Kane

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell Sasha Roiz

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham Dax Shepard

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton Rob McElhenney

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan Elizabeth McGovern

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer Amber Nash

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Misfits Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun Iwan Rheon

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany Ursula Parker

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman Billy Campbell

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein Seth Green

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Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman Daisy Betts

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth Josh Charles

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney Robin McLeavy

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Alaska State Troopers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows That Aired in 2012
Alaska State Troopers Marc Graue, Jared Noll Daron Cooper