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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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1
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
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
3
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
Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
5
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
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
7
Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
8
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman
9
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
10
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann
11
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
12
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
13
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
14
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
15
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
Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Melissa Stark
17
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
18
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
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
20
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
21
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
22
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
23
Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
24
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
25
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker