Thursday, June 7, 2012

Best & Worst Of The 2011-2012 TV Season

By Anant Mathur (June 07, 2012)

Every year I look forward to the new American TV season and wonder which shows I will still be watching over the next few years. After a disappointing 2010-2011 season, where none of the new shows were worthy of a second look, I'm relieved to say that the 2011-2012 season was much much better. With the 2011-2012 season coming to an end in May, we can now separate the winners from the losers. Out of all the shows that debut in the 2011-2012 season, below are the ones I watched 'till the end of the season (or 'till the show got cancelled) and feel are the best or worst of the year: 

Best Concept of the year:
1) Once Upon A Time (ABC)
2) Touch (FOX)
3) Person of Interest (CBS)

Honorable Mention:
4) Grimm (NBC)

Best New comedy:
1) 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
2) Last Man Standing (ABC)
3) New Girl (FOX)

Worst New Shows of the year, so glad these got cancelled:
1) I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX)
2) GCB (ABC)
3) Free Agents (NBC)

How did this get on television:
1) Charlie's Angels (ABC)
2) Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC)
3) Man Up! (ABC)

Shows with Promise but didn't get picked up or renewed by the network:
1) Unforgettable (CBS)
2) PanAm (ABC)
3) Rob (CBS)

Why is this still on (surprisingly these low rated shows earned a second season):
1) Whitney (NBC)
2) Hart of Dixie (The CW)
3) Fairly Legal (USA)

A Good Concept gone horribly wrong:
1) Prime Suspect (NBC)
2) Alcatraz (Fox)
3) The Playboy Club (NBC)

The Worst Actor of the year:
1) Christopher Moynihan (Man Up!)
2) Hank Azaria (Free Agents)

The Worst Actress of the year:
1) Jaime Pressly (I Hate My Teenage Daughter)
2) Leslie Bibb (GCB)

Most Entertaining Villain/Villainess on Television: 
1) Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen, Once Upon A Time)
2) Robert Carlyle (Rumplestiltskin, Once Upon A Time)

3) Enrico Colantoni (Carl Elias, Person Of Interest)

Best Actress in a New Comedy: 

1) Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls)
2) Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing)

Best Actor in a New Comedy: 

1) Tim Allen (Last Man Standing)
2) Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls)

Best Actress in a Drama Series: 

1) Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon A Time)
2) Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable)

Best Actor in a Drama Series: 

1) Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest)
2) Kiefer Sutherland (Touch) 

Best New Shows of the year:
1) Person of Interest (CBS)
2) Once Upon A Time (ABC)
3) 2 Broke Girls (CBS)

Honorable Mention: 

4) Touch (FOX)
5) Last Man Standing (ABC)
6) Grimm (NBC)

Please remember these are TV show that I watched based on my personal preferences and this post should not be misinterpreted as official results or facts regarding TV shows released in the 2011-2012 season.

© Anant Mathur. All Rights Reserved.

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