In the past decade, television has gone through a renaissance. While formulaic situation comedies still exist, there’s been a marked rise in the number of quality television programs both on network and cable television. We’ve seen genre shows like Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Deadwood spring up and raise the bar for what’s possible and many new shows have followed in their path.
The same goes for animated television shows. While cartoons were once known only as trivial children’s television, it’s become a nuanced artform that adults, kids and adults-wanting-to-be-kids can enjoy. Batman: The Animated Series really changed the perception of comic book cartoons, and 2012 looks to be a gangbuster year for more in that rich tradition.
As we continue our look at the 10 Things to Watch for in 2012, we turn our attention to television. From cartoons to live-action, we’ve plotted the course and invite you to come with us on this countdown. See the list here