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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, the 12th year of 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-)

42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure
2.9/5 (with 1,249 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.

Elementary(2012-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.5/5 (with 321 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.

Continuum(2012-2016)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 156 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.

Gravity Falls(2012-2016)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 130 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.

The Newsroom(2012-2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 126 votes)

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network 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.

Revolution(2012-2014)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Action, Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 122 votes)

Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.

Scandal(2012-2018)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 119 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.

Chicago Fire(2012-)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 116 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.

Sword Art Online(2012-)

3.7/5 (with 101 votes)

The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

The Legend of Korra(2012-2014)

4.0/5 (with 98 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.

Girls(2012-2017)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 94 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.

Veep(2012-2019)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 85 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.

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Nashville(2012-2018)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 62 votes)

Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them, and often complicating their lives, are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top.

Longmire(2012-2017)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Western
3.9/5 (with 61 votes)

A Wyoming sheriff rebuilds his life and career following the death of his wife. Based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.

Touch(2012-2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 60 votes)

Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events.

Alcatraz(2012)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 56 votes)

Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and Parminder Nagra. The show was cancelled on May 9, 2012.

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Beauty and the Beast(2012-2016)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 50 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.

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

TV-14
| 22min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 49 votes)

After a naive Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd couple who are surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters.

The Returned(2012-2015)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 47 votes)

In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.

Anger Management(2012-2014)

22min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 47 votes)

Charlie is a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice and he performs pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, he was a major league baseball player whose career was put on the shelf for good by his own struggle with anger issues.

Lilyhammer(2012-2014)

TV-MA
| 58min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

After Frank The Fixer Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: he wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town of Lillehammer or as he calls it, Lilyhammer.

Perception(2012-2015)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, but his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.

Awake(2012-2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to differentiate the two. He sees two therapists: Dr. Jonathan Lee in the "red reality" and Dr. Judith Evans in the "green reality". At work, Michael's erratic behavior triggers clashes with his team; they do not know about Michael's uncanny ability to solve crimes using details from both realities.

House of Lies(2012-2016)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone's out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today.

Psycho-Pass(2012-)

3.9/5 (with 41 votes)

Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed on each citizen's body called the Psycho-Pass. It follows members of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division and the crimes they investigate.

Baby Daddy(2012-2017)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben's. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie, and his close female friend, Riley.

Line of Duty(2012-)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 39 votes)

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

Call the Midwife(2012-)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

Major Crimes(2012-2018)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes.

Last Resort(2012-2013)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 38 votes)

Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch nuclear ballistic missiles at Pakistan.

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