Best TV shows of 2012-2013 that I've seen or am looking forward to seeing

by Kelbelllv | created - 01 Oct 2012 | updated - 09 Oct 2012 | Public

Shows I watch and love or am looking forward to seeing the most this season! Please leave out your rude comments. These are the best shows in MY OPINION. If you don't like what I add, make your own list and refrain from being an asshole please.

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1. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

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

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

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

Votes: 272,837

Probably my #1 favorite show even though I have a TON of favorites.

2. NCIS (2003– )

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

The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 114,859

Always been a favorite. Can watch re-runs all day long :)

3. Grimm (2011–2017)

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

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Votes: 106,824

Fell in love with this show last season and now I'm completely hooked!

4. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 203,567

Probably my #2 favorite show on TV right now.

5. Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)

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

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu in order to find his father's killer; The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force - Five-0.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 65,133

Leaves me wanting more every time!

6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 76,519

Will always be my favorite crime drama on tv.

7. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

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: 693,336

I didn't start watching this show until a few months ago, but I have to say it's probably my favorite comedy show now!

8. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 134,968

The perfect combination of comedy and drama!

9. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

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

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 28,839

I absolutely love their friendship and their back-stories.

10. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 225,106

I think it speaks for itself! Awesome show!

11. Being Human (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 23,580

Love it. That's all.

12. Lost Girl (2010–2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy

Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland

Votes: 28,051

Completely hooked on this show. Love ALL the characters. Leaves me wanting more every week. I think I most look forward to watching this show, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, and Grimm than any other shows.

13. 90210 (2008–2013)

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

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 41,538

Watched all of the first 4 seasons on Netflix and now I'm on the 5th and can't wait for the new season to start on tv!

14. 666 Park Avenue (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even ... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Samantha Logan

Votes: 17,100

I've only seen the first episode since the show just started, but I'm pretty sure it's reeled me in!

15. Arrow (2012–2020)

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

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: 400,587

New series starting soon that I'm looking forward to :)

16. Supernatural (2005–2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 375,649

Fabulous show. Enough said.

17. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 7,811

I love these guys. They're from my hometown and they're very entertaining.

18. Chicago Fire (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama

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

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 33,629

Okay I think I'm mostly excited for this to start because of the super hot guys! Hello!

19. Revolution (2012–2014)

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

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: 80,037

There's only been 2 episodes so far in this season, but I'm already in love with it and I'm hoping this show actually sticks and doesn't get cancelled like Terra Nova and Alcatraz!

20. Last Resort (2012–2013)

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

A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Camille De Pazzis

Votes: 20,814

Very interesting show.

21. The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Romance

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay

Votes: 25,478

Very much looking forward to this show starting! I loved Sex and the City, so I'm sure I'll love this.

22. Elementary (2012–2019)

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

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

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

Votes: 98,958

What a fun twist on the Sherlock Holmes stories! Lucy Liu is amazing as usual!

23. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

Votes: 7,077

Okay maybe I'm a bit bias being from Las Vegas, but this was a great show and I'm sure I'll be watching more of it.

24. Nashville (2012–2018)

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

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: 22,561

Looks interesting. We'll see!

25. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 297,133

Hilarious. I like to watch this in my spare time when nothing else is on.... But with all these other shows, It's a wonder how I find the time!

26. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children - through a series of flashbacks - the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 578,797

Gotta love Neil Patrick Harris!

27. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 31,100

My mom is obsessed with this show and I watch it with her almost every week lol.

28. Rookie Blue (2010–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

Andy McNally and her friends are out of the academy and must adjust to the challenging life of a police officer at the 15th Division in Toronto.

Stars: Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne

Votes: 15,799

Love it.

29. Major Crimes (2012–2018)

Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 11,449

Great Spin off from The Closer now that The Closer is over. I'm glad they kept most of the same characters and the new ones are great too!

30. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Justin Chambers

Votes: 235,830

An amazing Drama series. Also has some of the best Season Finale's and Premiers of any shows!

31. Private Practice (2007–2013)

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

A spin-off of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Taye Diggs

Votes: 21,562

Great show. Always has me crying, laughing, etc..

32. 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: 179,332

I have a major girl crush on Zooey Deschanel!

33. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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: 27,919

Seems pretty funny :)

34. Guys with Kids (2012–2013)

22 min | Comedy

30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 4,259

Looks really funny.

35. The New Normal (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood

Votes: 10,764

I need to check this out. I love Justin Bartha!

36. Ghost Hunters (2004– )

60 min | Thriller

This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson, Dave Tango

Votes: 6,272

I love this show. Been watching it since it started. Sad that Grant left the show, but it's still great!

37. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 121,500

Honestly, I think this show is a bit corny, but somehow it still sucks me in every week!

38. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,688,942

AMAZING show! I need to catch up though!

39. Royal Pains (2009–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.

Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay

Votes: 18,654

I usually just record this on my dvr then watch it when I have the spare time. It's pretty funny and a cute show :)

40. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 829,346

I was a bit creeped out by this show for a while, but finally started watching it and now I'm hooked!

41. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,371,376

I have not watched it yet, but I keep hearing from everyone about how great it is, so I'm going to watch it :)

42. Extreme Weight Loss (2011– )

TV-PG | Reality-TV

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is a new weight loss show for anyone who has 200 pounds or more to shed. In this trans-formative new experience, we bring the tools and tips to ... See full summary »

Stars: Heidi Powell, Chris Powell, Rocco DiSpirito, Tanja Maduzia

Votes: 744

Fabulous show. You can't help but cry from happiness for them and what they accomplish! Their stories are gut wrenching!

43. Take Me Out (I) (2010– )

Game-Show

This dating-based game-show sees a contestant come face-to-face with thirty women and attempt to impress enough of them so they can choose one to go on a date with to the "Isle of Fernando's".

Stars: Paddy McGuinness, Brian Blessed, Fleur Phoenix Munroe, Bianca Maria

Votes: 319

Hilarious show that George Lopez hosts. The girls are too funny!

44. The Choice (I) (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Candidates compete to win over the hearts of four eligible celebrity bachelor/bachelorettes. Similar to The Voice, there is a blind round first where contestants try to win them over with their personality.

Stars: Cat Deeley, Shakyra LaShae, Cassandra Davis, Angeliese Adams

Votes: 162

New Show like The Voice, but the celebrity guys get to choose a girl by their voice to take out on a date. Very funny!

45. The Following (2013–2015)

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

A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

Votes: 82,743

Looks pretty intriguing! I'm looking forward to this one.