Top-US-Grossing TV Series Released 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31


1. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 356,337

2. Elementary (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 86,802

3. Chicago Fire (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Yuri Sardarov

Votes: 27,881

4. Scandal (2012–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, Joshua Malina

Votes: 60,940

5. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen McGann

Votes: 15,288

6. Longmire (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 23,816

7. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 20,622

8. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 41,687

9. Line of Duty (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 12,306

10. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Sean Rigby

Votes: 11,345

11. Girls (2012–2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A comedy about the experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver

Votes: 58,665

12. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 25,643

13. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 32,578

14. Major Crimes (2012–2018)

Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 10,032

15. Baby Daddy (2012–2017)

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

7.4
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A 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.

Stars: Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Melissa Peterman, Chelsea Kane

Votes: 16,968

16. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 32,303

17. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 91,091

18. The Client List (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

6.7
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Riley is a single mother living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield, Cybill Shepherd

Votes: 9,343

19. Continuum (I) (2012–2015)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 52,004

20. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012– )

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

8.4
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A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 9,576

21. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 78,461

22. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,737

23. Revolution (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

Stars: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth

Votes: 76,398

24. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.3
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Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate. She causes trouble for her naive small town roommate, June, and Chloe's best friend, James Van Der Beek.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock, Eric André

Votes: 29,764

25. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012– )

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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Jerry Seinfeld is joined by friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories all along the way.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Richards, Bob Einstein

Votes: 6,467

26. Saving Hope (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A supernatural medical drama that centers around the lives of the doctors and nurses of Hope Zion Hospital.

Stars: Erica Durance, Michael Shanks, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Chan

Votes: 5,483

27. Catfish: The TV Show (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Yaniv Schulman and Max Joseph help people who have fallen in love online test the authenticity of their lovers' identities.

Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney, Elizabeth Excaliber

Votes: 6,013

28. House of Lies (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

Stars: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson

Votes: 21,940

29. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 25,127

30. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

8.4
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A miniseries of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 4,473

31. Salamander (2012–2018)

40 min | Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.

Stars: Filip Peeters, Violet Braeckman, Tine Reymer, Koen van Impe

Votes: 1,573

32. Last Tango in Halifax (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

Votes: 3,607

33. Cuckoo (II) (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas.

Stars: Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Tyger Drew-Honey, Kenneth Collard

Votes: 4,725

34. Anger Management (2012–2014)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Divorced former baseball player Charlie Goodson is now an anger management therapist. He has a teenage daughter with obsessive-compulsive disorder and he has a purely sexual relationship ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawnee Smith, Charlie Sheen, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden

Votes: 28,462

35. Key and Peele (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest, Matt Wheeler

Votes: 12,834

36. Touch (2012–2013)

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas

Votes: 39,856

37. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.

Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Marian Saastad Ottesen

Votes: 22,111

38. Perception (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 17,083

39. The Eric Andre Show (2012– )

TV-MA | 11 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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The Eric Andre Show is a late night talk show, with an alternate reality.

Stars: Eric André, Hannibal Buress, Tom Ato, Early McCalister

Votes: 6,595

40. Ultimate Spider-Man (2012–2017)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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While being trained by S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man battles evil with a new team of teen colleagues.

Stars: Drake Bell, Ogie Banks, Chi McBride, Logan Miller

Votes: 8,410

41. Smash (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.7
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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.

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 15,267

42. Rita (2012– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life.

Stars: Lise Baastrup, Mille Dinesen, Nikolaj Groth, Ellen Hillingsø

Votes: 4,605

43. Toast of London (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Steven Toast, an eccentric middle aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it

Stars: Matt Berry, Shazad Latif, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 3,166

44. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, Matthew Mercer, Tôru Ohkawa

Votes: 2,280

45. Dallas (2012–2014)

42 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,488

46. Lab Rats (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Comedy, Family

6.5
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A scrawny 14-year-old, having discovered his inventor stepdad has three bionic, super-powered teens living cloistered in a secret lab beneath their home, brings them out into the world.

Stars: William Brent, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Tyrel Jackson Williams

Votes: 3,772

47. The Paradise (2012–2013)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy

Votes: 8,888

48. Wolfblood (2012–2017)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Maddy Smith and her family are the only wolfbloods in Stoneybridge, which is a well-kept secret. They lead a peaceful life until Rhydian, a wolfblood, arrives and triggers chaos.

Stars: Gabrielle Green, Leona Vaughan, Shorelle Hepkin, Mark Fleischmann

Votes: 2,474

49. Transporter: The Series (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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Frank Martin is an ex special ops, who now spends his life as a transporter on the other side of the law. With three rules, he always completes his contracts. One way, or the other.

Stars: Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner, Violante Placido

Votes: 6,477

50. Dog with a Blog (2012–2015)

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

4.7
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A family adopts a dog named Stan in the hope that two feuding step-siblings will bond over the pet. It works when the siblings soon find out that the dog can talk and write.

Stars: G. Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full

Votes: 4,381