2012 TV The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012  

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List Rules 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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314 134
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

2
246 124
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

3
208 144
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

4
177 105
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

5
186 117
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

6
180 155
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

7
133 109
Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

8
142 138
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

9
174 154
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

10
145 123
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

11
130 152
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

12
133 124
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

13
121 139
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

14
114 149
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

15
117 116
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

16
114 117
Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Melissa Stark

17
101 91
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

18
124 151
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

19
112 120
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

20
96 112
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

21
71 99
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

22
97 138
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

23
87 113
Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

24
106 123
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

25
61 81
bones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

26
65 96
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

27
66 123
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

28
41 59
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

29
74 101
The Office is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

30
0 6
Revolution is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

31
45 111
666 Park Avenue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley

32
35 72
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

33
49 79
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

34
43 134
Elementary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

35
0 2
The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman

36
48 82
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

37
24 62
Vegas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss

38
40 100
Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton

39
8 27
Go On is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White

40
35 84
Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt

41
11 23
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

42
6 14
Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

43
7 16
The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

44
25 78
Haven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour

45
29 96
Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

46
6 14
Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

47
7 17
Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

48
2 8
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

49
5 14
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

50
30 81
Nikita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca