Complete Guide To 2012 Fall TV Shows – What Will You Watch?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 5th, 2014 at 10:13 am,


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CBS looks to be taking on the world with their 2012-2013 line-up. With over 19 series returning, CBS certainly knows its strengths – and now the network is looking to expand on those strengths across the entirety of its schedule.

Picking up new series Elementary, Sherlock fans may not be happy to see another Holmes on television, but perhaps the network will be able to sway some of the wary faithful. Admittedly, the trailer is somewhat intriguing.

Challenging NBC’s Thursday night comedy block, CBS is moving the hugely successful Two and a Half Men into the timeslot following The Big Bang Theory. Coupled with Person of Interest and the aforementioned Elementary, it’s going to be interesting to see the battle between expectant ratings performers and beloved cult series.

Combining the ratings juggernauts of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS is looking to continue its hold on to Tuesday night by adding new series Vegas to its schedule. Starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Chicklis, and Carrie-Anne Moss, the Nicholas Pileggi series is going to be tough competition once audiences realize it’s from the man behind Goodfellas and Casino.

Rounding out CBS’ schedule is the new David Krumholtz comedy Partners, sandwiched between How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls, on Monday nights; Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Wednesday; and CSI: NY, new series Made In Jersey, and Blue Bloods on Friday.



Elementary (Thursdays, 10:00pm)

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Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in 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. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.


Friend Me (Midseason)

A comedy about two 20-something best friends who just moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to start cool new jobs, but can’t agree on how to socially engage in their new city. Rob (Nicholas Braun) is eager to embrace the L.A. scene and meet new people who aren’t looking down at their smart phones or laptops. Evan (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), however, prefers to socialize online at home in his underwear, web-chatting and playing poker with his Hoosier buddies Mike (Parvesh Cheena), Sully (Tim Robinson) and Farhad (Dan Ahdoot) just a keystroke away. Meanwhile, Rob’s had enough of iChatting, and naively posts a flyer seeking new friends on the coffee house bulletin board, despite Evan’s warning that no good can come from meeting strangers in person. Soon the calls start rolling in, some with potential, some just disturbing, and Rob and a reluctant Evan embark on what will be a series of the most epic adventures – and disasters – of their lives.


The Job (Midseason)

From reality show masters Michael Davies (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Watch What Happens Live) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) comes a new reality series, The Job, where every week talented candidates are chosen from across the country for a chance to win their dream job at one of America’s most prestigious companies. Host Lisa Ling guides participants through several rounds of the most intense interviews of their lives, including challenges ranging from an on-the-spot quiz to assess their knowledge of the company to deadline-driven tasks while spending a day on the job. But the candidates aren’t the only ones in the hot seat. Adding to the pressure, a rival company is also present and waiting for an opportunity to swoop in and steal any of the contenders by making a competing offer. The participant must then decide immediately whether they will take the rival’s offer or stay in the competition in the hope that they are the last one standing for this once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity.


Vegas (Tuesdays, 10:00pm)

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Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis star in Vegas, a drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, a gambling and entertainment mecca emerging from the tumbleweeds. Ralph Lamb (Quaid) wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb’s command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor appeals to his sense of duty to look into a murder of a casino worker – and so begins Lamb’s clash with Vincent Savino (Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own. Assisting Lamb in keeping law and order are his two deputies: his diplomatic, even-keeled brother Jack (Jason O’Mara) and his charming but impulsive son, Dixon (Taylor Handley). Ambitious Assistant District Attorney Katherine O’Connell (Carrie-Anne Moss), who grew up on the ranch next to the Lambs, also lends a hand in preserving justice. In Vegas, two powerful men – Lamb and Savino – are engaged in a fierce battle for control of the budding oasis, and for both of them, folding is not an option.


Made In Jersey (Fridays, 9:00pm)

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A drama about a young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm. Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery) finds her firm’s cutthroat landscape challenging, but what she lacks in an Ivy League education she more than makes up for with tenacity and blue-collar insight. After just a few weeks, firm founder Donovan Stark (Kyle MacLachlan), takes note of Martina’s ingenuity and resourcefulness, as does her sassy secretary Cyndi Vega (Toni Trucks). With the support of her big Italian family, including her sexy older sister Bonnie (Erin Cummings), Martina is able to stay true to her roots as a bold, passionate lawyer on the rise in a new intimidating environment.



Partners (Mondays, 8:30pm)

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Partners is a comedy based on the lives of Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, about two life-long best friends and business partners whose “bromance” is tested when one of them is engaged to be married.  Joe (David Krumholtz) is an accomplished architect who leads with his head and not his heart, especially in his love life.  That’s in stark contrast to his gay co-worker, Louis (Michael Urie), who is spontaneous, emotional and prone to exaggeration.  Both have found joy in their love lives: Joe is newly engaged to Ali (Sophia Bush), a beautiful and sophisticated jewelry designer, while Louis is dating Wyatt (Brandon Routh), a vegan nurse who Louis insists is just a promotion away from becoming a doctor.  As news of Joe’s engagement settles, time will tell if their business and personal bond can adapt to the addition of two other important relationships.


Golden Boy (Midseason)

Golden Boy is a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it. As he’s interviewed for a story about his career, Walter William Clark, Jr. (Theo James) flashes back on his hard-fought journey from street kid to the most powerful man in law enforcement. After only three years as a beat cop, Clark’s heroics on the job make him bold enough to ask for and receive the unheard – of promotion to Homicide Detective, angering the members of his new department who are eager to see him fail. Clark’s disappointed to be partnered with veteran Detective Don Owen (Chi McBride), a gruff lifer just two years shy of retirement. He would rather team with First Grade Detective Christian Arroyo (Kevin Alejandro), the alpha dog in the squad who’s just as ambitious as Clark, but without a moral center. Arroyo’s partner is Detective Deborah McKenzie (Bonnie Somerville), a tough third-generation cop and the only female detective in the unit. Also on the team is Detective Joe Diaco (Holt McCallany), well-connected with tremendous resources which Clark might find useful. Though laser-focused on moving up the ladder, Clark’s soft spot is serving as the sole caregiver and supporter of his sister, Agnes (Stella Maeve), a teenager demonstrating increasingly dangerous behavior. Keenly observant and politically savvy, the Golden Boy bases his career decisions solely on his need to succeed as quickly as possible, and he’ll find that his epic journey will be filled with consequences.

… continue for The CW 2012-2013 fall line-up

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  1. I’m sorry, but I thought The New Normal was very boring, not funny at all. I won’t be watching any more!

    • It gets better…I felt the same way…but keep watching…

  2. The Following is the only really good looking show. Kevin Bacon will be fantastic on it. Revolution is a fail (should have started the day of the EMP)…

  3. Shiver me timbers! It is quite annoying that outside the USA one cannot view these trailers, seems tto me to a rum k form o trade restraint,more suitable of a Soviet economic system than fo a free economy.

    My own tats suggest the following (Forget the comedy,only native Americans would appreciate that particular form of humour-Fraiser being a notable exception). Yes, 666 Park Avenue looks promising, I’d give it a go, as does Revolution. One of the legal series looks like a copy cat version of The Good Wife, except th good wife is upper middle class married to a Bill Clinton type politician who cna keep his flies zipped up an apparently the new one is shown as poor girl made good. American law and justice shows are excellent like some of the really good Sci-Fi stuff, best of all was LOST, a hard act to follow as the failure of Terra Nova showed. Last Resort looks interesting as Zero Hour might well be. I’ll have to ask Great Aunt Mildred in California to mail me her recorded copies. I’ll pass Mistress and Red Widow on t omy own good Greek wife and to Lolit our trusty Filipina maid and friend of the past 25 years as that material seems to be more appealing to what women generally like.

  4. Just skipped the FOX section, given their history of pulling a series after 3 epsiodes.

    Actually, given how many series (and how many good series) were axed last year, I doubt I’ll watching anything until the series gets approval for a 2nd season. Getting tired of cliff hangers that never get resolved. :S

  5. That was a great list!!! Thank you so much for putting it all together. Very detailed… definitely going to watch some of these shows.

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  8. Another great show gets the ax! I will miss zero hour. Really looked forward to this show! Something to make you think, tired of reality tv!

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