Readers' Favorites: 2012 TV
December 12th, 2012
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Readers' Favorites: 2012 TV

As the year comes to a close, CNN Entertainment wants to know what you loved the most about 2012.

What were your favorite TV shows, movies, songs of the year? Who were the celebrities you couldn't get enough of? And what would you like to see a whole lot less of in 2013?

Vote: Readers' Favorites 2012

Vote for up to five of your favorites in each category by noon E.T. on Friday, December 14, and check back the week of December 17 for the results. Sound off on your choices in the comments!


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  1. Darren Tutoky

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  2. danny and louie

    walking dead

    December 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Walking Dead not sure...

    Asylum to us is much more effective...

    December 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lastlap

    1. Castle
    2. Big Bang Theory
    3. Doctor Who
    4. Downton Abbey
    5. Amazing Race
    6. White Collar
    7. Lewis
    8. Burn Notice
    9. Once Upon A Time
    10. Person of Interest

    December 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Walking Dead

    photos are approved by cast...Asylum did not approve their cast photos.

    December 14, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. fat booty judy's pack

    reviews food joints also -nothing illeeegurl when the cast does it....

    December 14, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. ron from california-mega hot movies

    asylum is the best

    December 14, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. pictures

    walking dead photos posted leegally–madonna photos posted ileegally

    December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Lauren

    How could I forget Sons of Anarchy!!!

    December 14, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lauren

    Parenthood
    Scandal
    Grey's Anatomy
    The Good Wife
    Private Practice :(
    Grimm

    December 14, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. thedoctor

    "Reality shows" aren't real.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Homeland will survive and why

    because it won again.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TechTalk

    it routes to a special place now like marathon and the others.
    strive for great show.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. great blogging day...

    i hope everyone has a great evening good night and talk to you soon!

    December 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. GulpOff

    Gilligan's Island.
    Best show ever.
    A precursor to Big Brother:-)

    December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Your Losing

    I would take a rest Judy

    December 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Wendy

    White Collar – LOVE Matt Bomer!!

    December 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Observer

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    December 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. cmm

    Shameless, Homeland, Girls, American Horror Story!!

    December 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Leave it to beaver

    was number 1

    December 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      I agree. Nicest and best show ever. That and Andy Griffith and Beverly Hillbillies. Still Leave it To Beaver was the best. May God bless you always.

      December 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kim E

    1. SHERLOCK!!! How could nobody mention this, best show!
    2. Walking Dead
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. Breaking Bad
    5. Parks & Rec
    6. Community
    7. Justified
    8. Sons of Anarchy
    9. Downton Abbey
    10. Once Upon A Time

    December 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  22. berell

    How is Californication not listed?

    December 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Veronica

    Homeland is the VERY BEST! I cannot wait 'til Sunday nights to see it. The other best show is Once Upon a Time-not even mentioned in your list.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Alicia

    BREAKING BAD is the best drama of all time! Everything about it is great, the story, the actors, the look, the music, everything. I want to have Breaking Bad's baby.
    Colbert is the funniest show on TV.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jane Tung

    dead is ok...

    December 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Up the road

    love being i mean breaking bad...lol

    December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Deni timmons

    Hands down best comedy, The Big Bang Theory

    December 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricia Melnick

      Amen to that! Very funny, intelligent,, great acting, hilarious plots! I even watch re-runs.

      December 12, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. backburner...

    nope none of those shows at all.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Chelsea

    1.The Walking Dead
    2.Breaking Bad
    3.Its Always Sunny
    4.Homeland
    5.Dexter

    December 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Buddy L

    Really! Blue Bloods and Whitney weren't choices!!!

    December 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. jelizva

    Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Homeland and Modern Family

    December 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Chance

    The walking dead and how I meet your mother

    December 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Up The Road

    american horror story...

    December 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Brian

    Best Dramas: Castle and The Mentalist. These are both GREAT shows!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. afraid(s)

    walking dead

    December 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  36. EdwardPDX

    2 Brokle Girls is HIGHlarious!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  37. tvmom

    666 Park Ave and Don't Trust the B in apartment 23. My favorite is The Big Bang Theory.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  38. HJJ

    Other: Impractical Jokers!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Ralph

    Why hasn't anybody mentioned boardwalk empire mine in no order is
    (I)
    Boardwalk Empire
    Person of Interest

    December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. justinbowling

    ok breaking bad is the best show fo drama by far! also "how I met your mother" great comedy! Walking dead is my 3rd love it but its going to die out and it already is getting there.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Paulie

    Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Homeland, 30 Rock, and Who Do You Think You Are?

    December 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Steven Gaynor

    Comedy= Big Bang Theory
    Drama = Perception

    December 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  43. LadyT

    Can't believe Boss isn't on the list. Damn good show. Can't believe it is being canceled!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  44. janetlaw

    Where is The Colbert Report, Elementary, Once Upon a Time? And, "Community" rules!!!!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Mike

    Too bad Lost isn't still running. It was better than all those shows. And where is Once Upon a Time...highly underrated.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  46. cole

    The newsroom was by far the best new show out there

    December 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Cheyenne

    Sons Of Anarchy and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia allll day errrrday!

    December 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Michael

    Ink Master is a really awesome new reality show!

    December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  49. jimmy z

    What about I dream of jeannie.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Michael

    Nashville!

    December 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. steven

    What about Grimm.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Iron Will

    I pity the foal who doesn't vote for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  53. DL

    They left off Grimm and Once Upon a Time – two excellent shows.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  54. C to the J

    I can't believe you didn't include Gold Rush on the reality TV list.

    GOLD RUSH! It's so addictive.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sue

    Hands down SONS OF ANARCHY is #1

    December 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  56. sweet setup

    i would still eff the zomboly

    December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Shadwell

    1. Breaking Bad
    2. Dexter
    3. The Walking Dead
    4. Game Of Thrones
    5. Sons Of Anarchy
    6. American Horror Story
    7. How I Met Your Mother
    8. The League
    9. Modern Family
    10. Fringe

    December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  58. LoveMeSomeHank

    "Californication" is the best comedy ... EVER!! Yes I said EVER!! The dialog between the characters is intelligently written and HILARIOUS ... and the actors are amazing!! So funny and so well written!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Californication!!!! ;0)

    December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Margaret--yep i agree

    Dowton Abbey, American Horror Story, Revolution and Person of Interest

    December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Crocky

    i never watch the stuff can't tell you

    December 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Boo

    Dowton Abbey, American Horror Story, Revolution and Person of Interest

    December 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  62. MegaVix

    walking dead my favorite

    December 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  63. YCYC

    1: Louie!!!!!
    2: Always Sunny
    3: Top Chef
    4: Awkward.
    5: Catfish

    December 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  64. dee

    person of interest and homeland, sons of arnachy-the middle. ncis

    December 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  65. dedkat

    walking dead sounds about right, neighbors no way.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  66. San Jose

    5) New Girl
    4) Bob's Burgers
    3) Community
    2) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    1) The Office

    December 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Cram

    Comedies: "The League" and "Parks and Recreation". I miss "Curb Your Enthusiasm" – c'mon Larry!!!

    Drama: "Breaking Bad", "Sons of Anarchy", "Walking Dead" (season 3) and "The Good Wife".

    December 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  68. dedkat

    i don't watch tv so i would not know....

    December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Bikerchick

    Can't believe Mike and Molly wasn't on the list? My vote for best comedy! "The Neighbors" would be a close second. "Walking Dead", hand's down, the best drama.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Dave

    Mostly this list is pure Bollocks. Since TV has been thoroughly abused by the constant stream of unscripted crap shows, there really isn't much of interest left to watch. I have been relegated to Discovery, History, and Sports where I used to be a premium consumer of TV shows.After 35 years in show biz, I can speak honestly about the rotten state of modern TV.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beinw

      It's a good thing you came here to vote, then.....wait.....

      December 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Sorry, but you're wrong. The quality of tv shows is better than ever if you stay away from the big 4 networks. It's all on AMC, FX, HBO, and Showtime.

      December 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • RangerSouthFl

      Agreed. The only time my tv is tuned to any of the four major networks; is when I watch the local news or football. Their other programming is horrible and lacks depth and thought. HBO, AMC, FX, Showtime and even Cinemax are ruling the roost.

      December 14, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  71. dedkat

    A league of their own

    December 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  72. cate

    DR. WHO!!!!!!

    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Hollywood

    "Supernatural" is my favorite show these days.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  74. KK

    Revenge, New Girl and the Mindy Project. Dallas has potential, as does Ben & Kate.

    December 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Steven

    Had to type in SPARTACUS!

    December 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Doug

    The League

    December 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Matt in Hermosa Beach

    Where is DALLAS from TNT? One of the best re-boots ever! Can't wait for the new season to start on Jan 28!

    December 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  78. osagerafe

    TV is in a funny period, but some of the writing is really starting to improve. And the top dramas are impressive. The reality shows are showing that good characters are essential.

    December 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  79. OhLord

    The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.

    December 12, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  80. Lynn

    Greys Anatomy is still a favorite. Great mix of drama and comedy. There should be a seperate catergory for game shows vs. reality shows. And I agree, there were several good new shows that were left off Scandal, Elementary . .

    December 12, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  81. 6bekah1

    DoctorWho

    December 12, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  82. readvans

    More – always sunny in Philiadelphia

    December 12, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  83. Name*EJ

    NCIS

    December 12, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  84. Kelley

    "Parenthood!!"

    December 12, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  85. David

    5. dexter 4. weeds 3. board walk empire 2. game of thrones 1. true blood

    December 12, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  86. RangerSouthFl

    My top five:
    5) The Newsroom
    4) Sons of Anarchy
    3) Homeland
    2) Walking Dead
    1) Game of Thrones
    My reason for "Thrones" being number one, is that I am a huge fan of the books. The books/series, makes "Lord of the Rings" look like something a middle school child would read. The size of the world and plot structure, is second to none. The cast on the HBO series, is spot on. If you haven't seen it, give it a try. You will not be disappointed......Winter is coming!!!

    December 12, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • ccw

      middle school kids do read Lord of the Rings...at least when I was in middle school in the 60s

      December 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • RangerSouthFl

      Very true. But I doubt they could read Treasure Island, these days. They spend to much time watching Honey BooBoo, with their dumbed down parents!!

      December 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • California

      the last thing you want to do is watch "that" all day.

      December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      Best Drama- 1."Person of Interest"; 2. "Hawaii Five O"; 3. " Revenge" 4. "Once Upon a Time"; 5. "666 Park Avenue"

      Best Comedy-.1. "2 Broke Girls"; 2. "2 and a Half Men"; 3. "Mike and Molly"

      December 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  87. Leigha

    The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy. They weren't record-breaking for nothing! Highly intense, entertaining, well-written shows. The actors are all fantastic.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  88. linda

    Scandal is the best show this year. you never know what is going to happen. it keeps a person in suspense.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  89. Princess07

    Mike and Molly for Best Comedy, the Amazing Race for best reality, and SCANDAL for best drama!

    December 12, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  90. Observer

    Revolution is good, but all the rest is unwatchable.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  91. DeLinquINT BOY

    Sons Of Anarchy.!!!

    December 12, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  92. work on yourself.

    its important.

    December 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Ridge

    Hands down, HomeLand. Best written and acting on TV. Long time since I've look forward to a show coming on

    December 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  94. victoria

    vampire diaries!!!!

    December 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Amy

    Feel the poll left out some great shows...Grimm, Elementary, Don't Trust the B...

    December 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  96. sultana

    i love walking dead , 2 broke girls , storage wars , billy the exterminater and duck dynesty these r my favorites

    December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Bella

    How about Storage Wars?
    Grimm?

    December 11, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  98. metalhead65

    Sons Of Anarchy is the best show on tv without a doubt!

    December 11, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  99. tracie

    any show with lots of funny p ooooop jokes

    December 11, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  100. Peace

    I'm w/ya on WD & AHS. I have enjoyed Once Upon a Time & Haven, also.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  101. kelly in los angeles

    the 1950s leave it to beaver, kim clement on the tbn network

    December 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  102. stu

    I consider some of those "reality" shows to be game shows.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bill

    Outer Limits and Twilight Zone. Also "Sierra" – the show about forest rangers working in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's mega cool.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Elisabeth

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Supernatural.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beautiful☆Vixen

      I used to love Supernatural but missed a few episodes and that was the end of that. Again it was due to the fact I keep fogetting when it came on. Sam was headed to the dark side at the time.

      December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Ted

    Mine this year is probably Northern Exposure. St Elsewhere is also good but guess I'll stick with Northern Exposure. That or High Chapparal.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulie

      Ted -There's a new show coming out called The Cosby Show. It has comedian Bill Cosby playing a doctor and is about his family. They will live in a Brooklyn brownstone.

      December 12, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  106. Dennis l.

    Two Broke Girls, is fantastic.

    December 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Beautiful☆Vixen

    Favorite t.v. show is the Walking Dead. I can't get enough of that show. American Horror is also good, but I keep forgetting when it's on so I usually miss it.

    December 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erocman

      Yup. Both of those shows, "The Walking Dead" and "American Horror Story: Asylum", should be at the top of the list. Both are well written, acted and keep you wanting more. "Breaking Bad","Boardwalk Empire", and "Justified" would round out my top 5.

      December 11, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |

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