My Top Television Shows 0f 2011

by gossipgirlrockstar | created - 10 Dec 2011 | updated - 15 Dec 2011 | Public

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1. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 249,674

It's The Vampire Diaries!

2. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 21,058

No other show has made me cry more. While also making me laugh.

3. Awkward. (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

Stars: Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern

Votes: 39,720

Hilarious and fresh. The only thing I watched on MTV.

4. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 135,701

This summer it was just really really good.

5. Nikita (2010–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 45,190

An underrated show. Love that they started fresh with season 2. Unheard of.

6. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 122,760

The magic has returned in season 3.

7. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 162,292

Watched the first episode and thought it was being quirky for quirky's sake. By episode two I fell in love. And it's been hilarious ever since.

8. Ringer (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young woman on the run from the mob poses as her wealthy twin sister to try and evade them, but soon discovers that her sister has a price on her head as well.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 19,174

Like a soap opera but less dragged out. Twist and turns every episode.

9. The Middle (2009–2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 39,049

I started watching a year or two back to kill time before trying to watch Modern Family and ended up liking it more than Modern Family, and actually watched it instead, for the first few years. Funny show.

10. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 291,672

Did not pay much attention til the start of the 3rd season. It's a genuinely funny show.

11. Community (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 165,300

Breaks my heart that it's being put on hiatus. Such an original, unique and funny show.

12. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 603,690

13. Victorious (2010–2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.

Stars: Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies

Votes: 15,777

Love the characters. Funny show.

14. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 31,711

15. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 41,987

The show has the potential to be really interesting. It took me three or four episodes to care but I'm getting there slowly.

16. Suburgatory (2011–2014)

22 min | Comedy

Tessa Altman is used to the big city but when her dad moves her away, she has to adapt to her new suburban life in Chatswin.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant

Votes: 28,734

Didn't pay much attention in the beginning but I'm slowly warming up to it.

17. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam, Ki Hong Lee, Benjamin Stone

Votes: 8,972

The show got good towards the end. I felt like it could have slowly ended up in TVD territory but sadly they cut it before it could get a proper chance. The love triangle has been done to death though. Not gonna miss that.

18. Parenthood (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 26,866

19. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 99,869

Syndication has really helped me enjoy the show more. The same thing way syndication helped me fall for The Office last year.

20. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 254,810

Still a fun show even without Steve.

21. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 24,101

22. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 3,736

Lost a bit of it's magic. And the cancelling of all those other soaps and the firing of so many actors has turned me off a bit. I'm like preparing for the funeral.

23. The Lying Game (2011–2013)

44 min | Drama, Mystery

The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 17,091

Didn't like it for most of it's season as it was boring but it's slowly getting good. It's gotta get better for 2012. Starting to warm up to it a bit. We'll see.

24. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 48,628

25. The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Spin-off of the hit Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," in which twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton enroll in a semester-at-sea program aboard a ship called the SS Tipton.

Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan

Votes: 12,097

The finale had me in tears. I never laughed (or cried) this much for any of their other episodes. The series finale really felt like the death of my childhood.

26. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011– )

10 min | Short, Comedy

J, an awkward black girl, navigates the embarrassing minefield of love, friendship, and office politics.

Stars: Issa Rae, Sujata Day, Lyman Johnson, Madison Shockley III

Votes: 360

Funny, web show. Painfully awkward at times.