2012 - 2013 Season: TV Shows to Watch

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1.
Grey's Anatomy (2005 TV Series)
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors. (41 mins.)
“ Premieres Thursday September 27th, 2012 on ABC at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
2.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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Seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)
“ Premieres October 17th, 2012 on FX at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
3.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Thursday September 20th, 2012 on NBC at 9:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
4.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
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After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Tuesday September 25th, 2012 on FOX at 8:00 PST & 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
5.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Wednesday September 26th, 2012 on ABC at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
6.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday July 1st, 2012 on Showtime at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
7.
Up All Night (2011 TV Series)
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Takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Thursday September 20th, 2012 on NBC at 8:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
8.
Glee (2009 TV Series)
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. (44 mins.)
“ Premieres Thursday September 13th, 2012 on FOX at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
9.
The Big C (2010 TV Series)
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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well. (30 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday April 8th, 2012 on Showtime. ” - LeeshaVay
 
10.
The Client List (2012 TV Series)
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Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life. (42 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday April 8th, 2012 on Lifetime at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
11.
Smash (2012 TV Series)
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe. (44 mins.)
“ Premieres 2013 on NBC ” - LeeshaVay
 
12.
Nurse Jackie (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. (27 mins.)
“ Premieres 2013 on Showtime ” - LeeshaVay
 
13.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
“ Premieres Wednesday September 26th, 2012 on NBC at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
14.
Grimm (2011 TV Series)
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces. (45 mins.)
“ Premieres Monday August 13th, 2012 on NBC at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
15.
Workaholics (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. (22 mins.)
“ Premiered Tuesday May 29th, 2012 on Comedy Central. ” - LeeshaVay
 
16.
Wilfred (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. (22 mins.)
“ Premiered Thursday June 21st, 2012 on FX at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
17.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
“ Premieres Wednesday September 26th, 2012 on CBS at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
18.
Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s. (28 mins.)
“ Premieres January 2013 on HBO. ” - LeeshaVay
 
19.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. (47 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday March 25th, 2012 on AMC. ” - LeeshaVay
 
20.
Enlightened (2011 TV Series)
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A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work. (28 mins.)
“ Premieres January 2013 on HBO. ” - LeeshaVay
 
21.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. (49 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday July 15th, 2012 on AMC at 10:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
22.
Animal Practice (2012 TV Series)
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An animal loving veterinarian despises pet owners. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Wednesday September 12th, 2012 on NBC at 8:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
23.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers. (53 mins.)
“ Premieres Sunday September 30th, 2012 on Showtime at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
24.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. (44 mins.)
“ Premieres Sunday September 30th, 2012 on ABC at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
25.
CSI: NY (2004 TV Series)
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City. (43 mins.)
“ Premieres Friday September 28th, 2012 on CBS at 8:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
26.
True Blood (2008 TV Series)
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. (55 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday June 10th, 2012 on HBO. ” - LeeshaVay
 
27.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
“ Premieres January 2013 on Showtime. ” - LeeshaVay
 
28.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Premieres Sunday September 30th, 2012 on ABC at 8:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
29.
The X Factor (2011 TV Series)
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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".
“ Premieres Wednesday September 12, 2012 on FOX. ” - LeeshaVay
 
30.
20/20 (1978 TV Series)
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine. (60 mins.)
Director: Roger Goodman
“ Fridays on ABC at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
31.
48 Hours (1988 TV Series)
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style. (60 mins.)
Director: Bill Brady
“ Saturdays on CBS at 10 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
32.
The New Normal (2012 TV Series)
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A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple. (30 mins.)
“ Premieres Tuesday September 11th, 2012 on NBC at 9:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
33.
Guys with Kids (2012 TV Series)
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30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Wednesday September 26th, 2012 on NBC at 8:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
34.
Family Guy (1999 TV Series)
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Sunday September 30th, 2012 on FOX at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
35.
Ben and Kate (2012 TV Series)
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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny. (22 mins.)
“ Premieres Tuesday September 25th, 2012 on FOX at 8:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
36.
The Mindy Project (2012 TV Series)
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. (30 mins.)
“ Premieres Tuesday September 25th, 2012 on FOX at 9:30 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
37.
The Mob Doctor (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full time at Chicago's most prominent hospital. (60 mins.)
“ Premieres Monday September 17th, 2012 on FOX at 9:00 PST. ” - LeeshaVay
 
38.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
“ Premieres Sunday October 14th, 2012 on AMC. ” - LeeshaVay
 
39.
The Killing (2011 TV Series)
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car. (45 mins.)
“ Premiered Sunday April 1st, 2012 on AMC. ” - LeeshaVay