By Ken Tucker
December 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM EST

Below, my picks for some of the best TV shows of 2012, in handy video form.

Anyone who reads this blog regularly can probably predict a few picks. I’ll tell you in advance that I stuck to a list comprised of regularly scheduled series, no arch stunt-picks, like the Presidential election coverage or some wheezy old anti-Here Comes Honey Boo Boo rant. Upbeat, that’s my motto!

The full list, in pix and glorious prose, soon come, on and in our Best and Worst 2012 print issue.

Oh, and clearly, in 2013, I either have to do something about my hair or get a new head. (Insert your own joke below, as I know you will.)

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