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Hot List 2012

The Finalists

The short list for the year’s hottest media properties


Best reason to watch TV now
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Louie (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Biggest guilty pleasure
American Horror Story (FX)
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Revenge (ABC)
True Blood (HBO)

Show that always makes you LOL
Archer (FX)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Community (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)

Biggest social butterfly (or, show that demands to be watched in front of a live Twitter feed)
American Idol (Fox)
True Blood (HBO)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Voice (NBC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Show that keeps you on the edge of your seat
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Justified (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best prime-time lineup
The CW

Hottest network for comedy
Comedy Central

Hottest network for drama

Favorite late-night host
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS)
Conan O’Brien, Conan (TBS)
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Best reason to stay home all day (Syndicated TV)
Anderson Live
Dr. Oz
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Live! With Michael and Kelly

Best reality/ competition series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
The Voice (NBC)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Hottest sports net
Fox Soccer
MLB Network
NFL Network

The comeback kid
Matthew Perry, Go On (NBC)
Britney Spears, The X Factor (Fox)
James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC)

Hottest newcomer
Arrow (The CW)
Girls (HBO)
Revolution (NBC)

Best network for family programming
Cartoon Network
Discovery Channel
Disney Channel
Hallmark Channel
The Hub

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