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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 2012

TV shows/series in chronological context: 2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade. 2012 was designated as: International Year of CooperativesInternational Year of Sustainable Energy for All ()

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Arrow(2012-2020)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 2,847 votes)

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.

Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord(2012)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,710 votes)

Pablo is a man with a natural ability for business. Early in his life, Pablo is introduced to the business of cocaine and the power it yields. A young life of crime lands Pablo in and out of jail as he builds his criminal empire. Pablo expands his power through politics but it is not long before his conflicts as a Congressman and a drug lord collide. Pablo has his enemies executed, but not before the United States activates its own war on the Medellin cartel.

Gravity Falls(2012-2016)

4.3/5 (with 1,326 votes)

Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Directed by Aaron Springer, Rob Renzetti, Stephen Sandoval, Matt Braly

Chicago Fire(2012-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,035 votes)

An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.

The Legend of Korra(2012-2014)

4.1/5 (with 958 votes)

Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.

High School D×D(2012-2018)

4.3/5 (with 862 votes)

The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus.

Sword Art Online(2012-2020)

4.1/5 (with 837 votes)

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

Directed by Tomohiko Itō, Manabu Ono

Elementary(2012-2019)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.8/5 (with 756 votes)

A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure(2012-)

4.3/5 (with 642 votes)

Follow the intergenerational feud between the Joestar Family and various forces of evil, the most prominent of which is Dio Brando and his followers.

Brazil Avenue(2012)

4.0/5 (with 590 votes)

Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man(2012-2017)

3.9/5 (with 478 votes)

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

Another(2012)

TV-MA
| 20min per episode | Animation, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 450 votes)

When Kouichi arrives at his new school, he immediately senses something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, something that no student wants to talk about and that seems to be related to a mysterious and silent girl.

Directed by Takeshi Furusawa
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Kamisama Kiss(2012-2015)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 412 votes)

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

Continuum(2012-2015)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 391 votes)

The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to continue its violent campaign to stop corporations of the future from replacing governments, while the police officer endeavours to stop them without revealing to anyone that she and the rebels are from the future.

Slugterra(2012-2016)

4.2/5 (with 387 votes)

Following his father's death, 15-year-old Eli Shane embraces his destiny to follow in his dad's footsteps to a secret, subterranean world called Slugterra where he is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all!

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu(2012-2022)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 336 votes)

When the fate of their world, Ninjago, is challenged by great threats, it's up to the ninja: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd and Nya to save the world.

Directed by Per Risager, Peter Hausner, Michael Hegner, Michael Helmuth Hansen, Jens Møller, Trylle Vilstrup, ...

DreamWorks Dragons(2012-2014)

3.8/5 (with 298 votes)

From the creators of "How to Train Your Dragon" comes a new series that takes Hiccup and Toothless to the edge of adventure.

The Newsroom(2012-2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 273 votes)

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on anetwork anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.

Kuroko's Basketball(2012-2015)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy
4.3/5 (with 258 votes)

In the story, Kagami Taiga has just enrolled into Seirin High School when he meets Kuroko Tetsuya of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary Generation of Miracles basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship - against Kuroko's former teammates.

Scandal(2012-2018)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 250 votes)

Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.

Revolution(2012-2014)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 242 votes)

One day, electricity just stopped working and the world was suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Now, 15 years later, a young woman's life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously—and unbeknownst to her—had something to do with the blackout. An unlikely group sets out off on a daring journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

Porque el Amor Manda(2012-2013)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Soap / Telenovela
4.1/5 (with 212 votes)

Porque el Amor Manda is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio for Televisa. It is a remake of the Colombian telenovela El secretario, produced by Juan Andrés Flórez in 2011. Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto star as the protagonists Claudia Álvarez stars as the antagonist.

Ben 10: Omniverse(2012-2014)

4.1/5 (with 207 votes)

A year after the events that took place during the "Final Battle" and after the destruction of Omnitrix, 16-year-old Ben Tennyson has to face new enemies.

Beauty and the Beast(2012-2016)

NR
| 42min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 198 votes)

Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse(2012-2015)

TV-Y
| 3min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 189 votes)

The series is set as a reality TV-esque show following Barbie, her sisters and her friends in the day-to-day activities that take place in the Dreamhouse and surrounding areas. Much of the humor in the show derives from parodying and lampooning both the traditional reality TV format and the Barbie franchise itself.

Directed by Andrew Tan, Kyran Kelly

Veep(2012-2019)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 188 votes)

A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.

Line of Duty(2012-2021)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 180 votes)

A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!(2012-2014)

TV-14
| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 176 votes)

As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers, Yuta spent most of his middle school years living in a complete fantasy world. He's finally managing to overcome his delusions but his chunibyo have attracted the attentions of another sufferer, and she's decided that this makes him her soul mate.

Directed by Tatsuya Ishihara

Psycho-Pass(2012-2019)

3.9/5 (with 175 votes)

Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic era in Japan where the Sibyl System, a powerful network of psychometric scanners, actively measures the biometrics of its citizens' minds. The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass. When the calculated likelihood of an individual committing a crime, measured by the Crime Coefficient index, exceeds an accepted threshold, he or she is pursued, apprehended, and either arrested or decomposed by the field officers of the Crime Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau.

Girls(2012-2017)

TV-MA
| 28min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 168 votes)

The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.

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