12 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2013With so many networks on the air, it can be a bit difficult to get excited about an entire year of television at once. To help keep your hopes high throughout 2013, here's a list of our 12 most anticipated shows. Ranging from the beginning of the year to the end, this list contains 12 shows you should be excited about seeing in 2013.
The Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)Premieres: Tuesday, January 15 The Real Husbands of Hollywood, created by comedian Kevin Hart, is a parody series about the "lives" of Hart, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Duane Martin, Robin Thicke and Boris Kodjoe. Originally premiering as a segment during the 2011 BET Awards with Samuel L. Jackson, this semi-scripted comedy series (like Curb Your Enthusiasm) may very well be television's sleeper hit of the year. If your interest in the show has yet to be piqued, you should check out a preview HERE.
The Following (Fox)Premieres: Monday, January 21 Kevin Bacon is taking on network television with The Following, a psychological drama about a former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Bacon), who must return to the agency to help bring down a network of serial killers created by Joe Carroll, an imprisoned serial killer - and Hardy's nemesis. The Following marks Fox's attempt at bringing a dark, gritty cable-esque series to network television. The story itself unfolds like a miniseries, where final scenes of the previous episode kick off the next. And unlike CBS's attempt at airing a network-friendly version of Dexter in 2008, The Following doesn't shy away from the gore.
The Walking Dead Season 3, Part 2, & 4 (AMC)Premieres: Sunday, February 17 (Season 4: October 2013) The Walking Dead season 3 helped breathe new life into AMC's hit series by moving the survivors into the prison setting and introducing the Governor and Michonne, two fan-favorites from the comics, who helped amp the suspence during the show's third year. As of recent, showrunner Glen Mazzara has left the series, following in the footsteps of original showrunner Frank Darabont. With AMC playing it fast and loose with its creative minds, everyone is waiting to see how Mazzara's departure will impact the series in season 4 - as well as who gets tapped to fill one of television's most unreliable jobs. Until then, we have the second half of season 3 to enjoy.
Game of Thrones Season 3 (HBO)Premieres: Sunday, March 31 When Game of Thrones returns for season 3, the tale of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is getting supersized for its third year on the air. Thanks to the epic length (and arc) of the third source novel, "A Storm of Swords", this season of Game of Thrones will be delivering something special. And bigger dragons.
Arrested Development Season 4Premieres: Spring 2013 After over 7 years off the air, the Bluth family is finally making their return in Arrested Development season 4. Although the show had difficulty finding an audience during its original run on Fox, Arrested Development quickly gained popularity when the entire series was made available on Netflix. It became so popular that Netflix was able to accomplish what many thought was impossible: they ordered a new season of Arrested Development and will make the entire season available at once exclusively on their service. This could change the entire way we view TV.
Breaking Bad Season 5, Part 2 (AMC)Premieres: Sunday, July 15 After five years of following Walter White's transformation from chemistry teacher to drug kingpin, the tale of one of television's most beloved characters will finally be coming to an end. And the world will be watching with bated breath as it happens! What will happen to Walter White? Will Heisenberg be captured? Will Jesse turn on Walter? How will it end? All of those questions - and more - will finally be answered this year.
S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)Premieres: September 2013 Now that Marvel has its Phase II movies underway, it's time to spread some of that superhero success to the small screen with S.H.I.E.L.D., a series based on the organization created to monitor and protect the world from otherworldly dangers, whether it be a missing alien weapon or Thor's brother, Loki. While it's unlikely that any of the Avengers (or their enemies) will be stopping by network television this fall, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) will be returning to headline the (likely) procedural series. How is it that Coulson is returning? You'll just have to wait and see.
Dexter Season 8 (Showtime)
Premieres: September 2013 If all goes according to the plan of the producers, this year will feature the final tale of television's favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan. But what, exactly, will happen in the series' final moments? Will Dexter get away with his murders or end up behind bars? Although producers have already revealed a bit about what fans can expect to see next season, the shocking Dexter season 7 finale had already set things up for next season, where the repercussions of certain events could either help or hurt Dexter's attempt at staying in the shadows. Of course, if Showtime has its way, Dexter season 9 could still happen.