New TV Series 2012

Every year there is a whole new gamut of TV shows that are lined up to heighten our TV viewing experience. 2012 promises more excitement. We tell you which shows to look out for.
Every year there are some shows that stand out from the rest of the regular fare on the idiot box. These shows with their unique concept, brilliant cast, and a well written script promise to entertain, almost like they have taken on an oath with their hand on a holy book. Well, not that we are complaining. Having these shows on television is what keeps us occupied on those days when we have nothing to do. Of course as time progresses, these shows become the reason for us staying back at home, even on Saturday nights. After all who wants to miss an episode of their favorite TV show? So which are the new TV series in 2012 that seem set to join the ranks of other top rating popular shows of the television industry? In this article, we tell you which the most anticipated TV series of 2012 are.

Promising New TV Shows of 2012

As is true for every year, this year as well there are many new shows set to burst on the scene. There are some new shows already on air which are doing extremely well. There are some other shows that are in the offing but are already generating a lot of buzz. In the section given below you get an overview of the shows that you can look forward to and what to expect from them.

Angry Boys

Broadcasters: HBO
Genre: Mockumentary Comedy
First Aired On: January 1

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Chris Lilley (playing the six lead characters)
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The main theme of the show is to identify and talk about the various issues that are faced by young boys in the 21st century. What inspires them, what are their ambitions, their aspirations, and what are the obstacles they face, are all key questions asked in the series.


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Laura Prepon, Jake McDorman, Lauren Lapkus, Lenny Clarke, Ali Wong, and Mark Povinelli with Chelsea Handler
Are You There, Chelsea?

Broadcasters: NBC
Genre: Comedy
First Aired On: January 11
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Based on the book, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler, it follows the hilarious situations that occur in the life of a cocktail waitress and her group of friends. Laura Prepon plays the lead role while Chelsea Handler guest stars as her sister who is diametrically opposite in all ways.

Awake

Broadcasters: NBC
Genre: Fantasy Crime Drama
First Airing On: March 1

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Jason Isaacs, Dylan Minnette, Laura Allen, B. D. Wong, Cherry Jones, Michaela McManus, Steve Harris, and Wilmer Valderrama
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A police detective who was in a car crash recovers to find that he is living in two realities; one in which his wife is alive, and the other in which his son is alive. He starts questioning his sanity when he realizes that there are overlapping incidents and details.


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Dreama Walker, Eric Andre, James Van Der Beek, Krysten Ritter, Michael Blaiklock, and Liza Lapira
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Broadcasters: ABC
Genre: Comedy
First Airing On: April 11
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The show is about two young women, a barista who has lost her job and a con artist who live together as roommates in an apartment in New York. Their life and the hilarity of the things that happen to them form the basis of the show.

GCB

Broadcasters: ABC
Genre: Drama Comedy
First Airing On: March 4

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Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols, Brad Beyer, Mark Deklin, and David James Elliott
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A show about a recently divorced woman who moves back to the town in Dallas she grew up in with her two kids and starts rebuilding her life while interacting with her friends from high school she used to once ridicule. How she copes with her life and how she interacts with her former friends forms the crux of the show.


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Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Dawn Olivieri, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr., and Glynn Turman
House of Lies

Broadcasters: Showtime
Genre: Comedy
First Aired On: January 8
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Based on the book, House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, the show revolves around a consultant management team that is ranked second in the world. The company is based in Los Angeles but travels around the world on different projects.

Luck

Broadcasters: HBO
Genre: Drama
First Aired On: January 29

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Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Kevin Dunn, Ian Hart, Ritchie Coster, Jason Gedrick, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens, Tom Payne, Jill Hennessy, and Nick Nolte
PREMISE
The series that stars some big names of the entertainment business is about characters who all have stakes in the same horse racing track. In the first episode, we are introduced to Hoffman's character who has been released from prison at the start of the series and who has had a long career in organized crime.


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Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, Jack Davenport, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, and Anjelica Huston
Smash

Broadcasters: NBC
Genre: Musical Drama
First Aired On: February 6
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The show features what goes on behind the scenes when a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe is being created. It focus on life on the stage and personal lives of each of the characters who are involved in the production of the play.

The River

Broadcasters: ABC
Genre: Paranormal Adventure/ Horror
First Aired On: February 7

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Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, and Paulina Gaitan
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Six months after a famed explorer goes missing in the Amazon, his wife, son, ex-producer, and other friends and acquaintances go on a rescue mission. They allow the mission to be filmed in order to provide funds for the rescue operation and are faced by a variety of strange happenings.


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Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Danny Glover, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Roxana Brusso, and Karen David
Touch

Broadcasters: Fox
Genre: Supernatural Drama
First Airing On: March 19
PREMISE
The life of a single father changes completely when he realizes that his emotionally challenged eleven year old son has the unique ability to see the past, the present, and predict the future. He can form connections between events. This ability changes the lives of both father and son.

Whether or not these shows make it to the list of the best TV shows of all time remains to be seen. But by the looks of it, we can surely look forward to another year of complete entertainment.
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