The Best New Shows of the Fall 2010

THE WALKING DEAD Episode 6
Once again this year, our friend Scooter McGavin from Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green decided to ask a few people what their favorite new shows from the Fall 2010 were, and this is the list that resulted from all our votes:

1. The Walking Dead (AMC)

Sandie of Daemon’s TV says: It’s on AMC, it has zombies in it, but it’s really about the human condition. What’s not to love?

Kim of TV Screener says: Totally not into the vampire or zombie thing in general, but this is just entertaining TV.

2. Raising Hope (Fox)

Vance of Tapeworthy says: The crassest new show also has the most heart. Plus Martha Plimpton is simply amazing.

Kim says: It has the same mix of quirky humor and heart that made My Name Is Earl good, and it has the cutest baby I’ve ever seen on TV.

3. Terriers (FX)

Scooter of the 9th Green says: Some people like to say that AMC is the best network on basic cable, but with Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Rescue Me and now Terriers, I’d rather tune into FX.

4. Blue Bloods (CBS)

5. Hellcats (The CW)

Doug of the 9th Green says: Everyone loves a good guilty pleasure. Is better than a show about college cheerleading should be.

6. Outsourced (NBC)

Vance says: Started off terribly, but improving along nicely.

7. Luther (BBC America)

8. Sherlock (PBS)

Sandie says: A modern Sherlock Holmes from the brilliant mind of Steven Moffat = Must See Television.

9. Glory Daze (TBS)

Scooter says: This is the funniest original show ever on TBS (sorry Outback Jack) and better than the similarly theme ABC Family show Greek (though not as good as similarly period piece Everybody Hates Chris).

10. No Ordinary Family (ABC)
Doug says: Great concept but poor execution. I’m sticking with it for 1 reason only: Michael Chiklis

Also receiving votes: Nikita, The Event, Tower Prep, Better with You, The Defenders, Detroit 1-8-7, IRT: Deadliest Roads

Now for full disclosure, here is the list of Top 5 New shows that I sent and my comments:

1) The Walking Dead (AMC) – It’s on AMC, it has zombies in it, but it’s really about the human condition. What’s not to love?

2) Raising Hope (FOX) – Who doesn’t love watching a crazy family raising a baby?

3) Sherlock (BBC/PBS) – A modern Sherlock Holmes from the brilliant mind of Steven Moffat = Must See Television.

4) Tower Prep (Cartoon Network) – High School + Powers + Scooby Doo Mysteries. Need I say more?

5) The Defenders (CBS) – It’s Raising the Bar with humor in Las Vegas.

However to be honest, after seeing the first full season of The Walking Dead (at the time I had only seen the first couple of episodes), it wouldn’t be my #1 choice but would rather be my number 3 or 4 choice.

So what do you think of the list? Did we miss some shows that you think deserved to be part of the top 10? Which are your favorite new shows of the Fall 2010?

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