Entertainment The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
9.8k votes 931 voters 19.6k views 85 items

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.
list ordered by
1
315 134
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
247 124
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
3
209 144
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
178 105
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
5
187 117
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
181 155
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
134 109
Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
8
143 138
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
9
175 154
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann
10
146 123
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
131 152
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
134 124
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
13
122 139
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
14
115 149
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
15
118 116
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
115 117
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