2012 was a banner year for television, evidenced by the fact my preliminary Best of 2012 list was comprised of 26 TV shows.
But brevity won out over extravagance and I cut it down to the 12 Best TV Shows of 2012. So who made the cut? Keep clicking to find out!
Honorable Mention Goes To: The Vampire Diaries, Justified, Episodes, Dexter, Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Pretty Little Liars, Nikita, The Walking Dead, RuPaul's Drag Race, Survivor, Raising Hope, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.