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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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies (AMC)
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas (Showtime)
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco (CBS)
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Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover (Comedy Central, NBC)
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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders (CBS)
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen (ABC)
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza (HBO)
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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman (NBC)
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole (Fox Broadcasting Company)
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann (American Broadcasting Company)
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green (Fox)
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla (American Broadcasting Company)
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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend (Showtime)
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith (British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One)
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior (FX)
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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Melissa Stark (ESPN, American Broadcasting Company)
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner (Fox)
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters (FX)
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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield (Fox Broadcasting Company)
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy (The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network)
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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan (NBC)
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz (NBC)
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Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan (American Broadcasting Company)
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell (The CW Television Network)
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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker (Fox Broadcasting Company)