The Best New TV Shows of 2012 TV Programs

The Best New TV Shows of 2012

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The best new TV shows of 2012 are, plain and simple, the new shows debuting in 2012 that don't completely suck. These 2012 new TV shows, be them sitcoms, period pieces or dramas, each brought something special to the table to lock in viewers and evade early cancelation. They may not all be instant classics but these new 2012 television shows definitely have some potential.

Filling the spaces formerly held by last season's crop of bad sitcoms comes a whole new bunch of comedy shows hoping to make viewers chuckle. "Go On" on NBC saw the return of Matthew Perry as a sports-talk radio show host, "The Mindy Project" brings the hilarity of Mindy Kaling to her own post "The Office" show and "Ben and Kate" on Fox provides laughs with the brother-sister pair.

On a more serious side, titles like "Last Resort" follow the crew of an American military submarine, "Nashville" takes viewers to Music City and "Elementary" provides a new take on Sherlock Holmes care of Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller. Similarly, "The Newsroom" features Jeff Daniels as a news anchorman in the HBO series, "Arrow" channels the DC Comics character The Green Arrow and "Revolution" visits a post-apocalyptic world without electricity in other dramatic new TV shows.

Whether these shows will go the distance and become some of the best TV shows of recent memory or go quietly into the night as TV shows that should be canceled, these new 2012 shows at least for a moment entertained.

List Criteria: Television shows that premiered during the year 2012

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    Arrow

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    Elementary

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    Revolution

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    The Newsroom

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    Go On

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    Vegas

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    2007 More
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    The New Normal

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    Major Crimes

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    Copper

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    48
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    The Neighbors

    46
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    Anger Management

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    House of Lies

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    Emily Owens, M.D.

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    Beauty and the Beast

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    The Mob Doctor

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    Made in Jersey

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    Call The Midwife

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