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The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012 

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Updated June 14, 2019 9.8k votes 937 voters 19.7k views 68 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.
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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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Community is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Joel McHale, Danny Pudi & Donald Glover (Comedy Central)
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara & Julie Bowen (ABC)
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons & Kaley Cuoco (CBS)
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham & Vincent Piazza (HBO)
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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel & Cobie Smulders (CBS)
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson & Jasika Nicole (Fox Broadcasting Company)
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein & Seth Green (Fox)
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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir & Nick Offerman (NBC)
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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp & Gabriel Mann (American Broadcasting Company)
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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Melissa Stark (ESPN)
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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison & Lana Parrilla (American Broadcasting Company)
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal & Mark Boone Junior (FX)
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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin & Rupert Friend (Showtime)
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott & Evan Peters (FX)
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant & Matt Smith (British Broadcasting Corporation)
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles & Katie Cassidy (The WB Television Network)
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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson & Max Greenfield (Fox Broadcasting Company)
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Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 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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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz (NBC)
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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin & Tracy Morgan (NBC)
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Fall Shows of 2012
Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar & Bruce Campbell (USA Network)