The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012 TV Programs

The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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List Criteria: Only new and continuing shows for the fall 2012 season. (No Midseason Please.)

The new TV shows for fall 2012 are some of the most diverse in recent years. The line up includes shows from fan favorites like J.J. Abrams, Mindy Kaling and Eric Kripke. The 2012 autumn TV schedule is one of the packed as well. NBC, ABC, CBS, CW and the rest of the networks have gone out of their way to produce more new shows this fall than in the past. The new fall line up for 2012 is brimming with comedies ("Animal Practice", "Go On" and "Guys With Kids"), dramas ("Last Resort", "Vegas" and "Nashville"), sci-fi/geeky action/thrillers ("Revolution", "Arrow" and "Beauty and the Beast") and even a new twist on the old Sherlock Holmes story with "Elementary".

Even with all the new shows for the 2012 fall season, there are still plenty of returning favorites. Comedies like "Modern Family", "New Girl" and "Mike and Molly", dramas like "Revenge", "CSI" and "The Walking Dead" and, of course, the procedural like "CSI" and "Criminal Minds".

Though the fall 2012 TV season is much less hyped than last year, there seems to be many more bright spots in the line up. One can only hope that this means there will be a lot less cancellations than last year, but it will be fun to see which ones live through their freshman year and which only make it a few episodes.

Feel free to rerank the list your way, add any that have been missed and vote up your favorite choice for the most anticipated fall shows of 2012.
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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Big Bang Theory Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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    Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Monday Night Football Melissa Stark

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Grimm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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    30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Revolution is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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    Revolution Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

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    666 Park Avenue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    666 Park Avenue Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley

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    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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    Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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    The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Neighbors Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman

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    2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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    2 Broke Girls Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

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    Vegas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Vegas Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Happy Endings Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton

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    Go On is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Go On Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White

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    Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Raising Hope Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt

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    Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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    Mike and Molly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Mike and Molly Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

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    The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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    Haven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour

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    Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012

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    Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

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    Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

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    Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Suburgatory Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

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    Nikita is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012


    Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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