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Top 10 Guy TV Shows to Watch in 2012

With football season just about in the books, women are once again trying to claim the remote control for themselves and Real Housewives. Luckily, you don't have to move off your couch or be subjected to Jersey Shore marathons because TV is no longer simply a reality show delivery system. There are plenty of new shows and old shows hitting the small screen, here are the top 10 that every guy needs to see!

 
10. Game of Thrones

This violent and sexy HBO series follows the power struggle between the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Between the rich and powerful trying to screw each other over, war, sex, and the supernatural there is more than enough to keep every guy tuning in - the only problem is keeping up!

 
Season 2 Returns: April 1
 
9. Comic Book Men

Kevin Smith teams up with AMC to bring the world into Smith's Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book shop. If you are a comic book geek or just a Kevin Smith fan, be sure to catch this unscripted comedy right after The Walking Dead.

 
Series Premiere: February 12
 
8. Alcatraz

Just a few episodes in and this J.J. Abrams "spooky island mystery drama" is already one of the most popular shows in the country. The series follows crime stoppers Rebecca Madsen, Doc Soto, and Emerson Hauser as they take on former Alcatraz prisoners who disappear and reappear.

 
Season 1 in progress.
 
7. Unsupervised

FX is going back to the animation well with Unsupervised, an edgy comedy about two 15-year-old boys attempting to grow up without any parental supervision. The show was created by David Hornsby (Rickety Cricket on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and is executive produced by the It's Always Sunny gang.

 
Season 1 in progress.
 
6. American Horror Story

Speaking of FX, they certainly hit the jackpot with the creepy and addictive American Horror Story. If you haven't enjoyed the man in the rubber suit and the antichrist baby just yet, be sure to catch up and tune in for the Season 2 premiere!

 
Season 2 Premiere: Fall 2012
 
5. Boardwalk Empire

If you haven't checked out Boardwalk Empire yet, you're definitely missing out on this Sopranos-meets-1920s HBO drama. Steve Buscemi stars as Nucky Thompson, the ringleader behind the shady world of Atlantic City politics and crime. A must see.

 
Season 3 Premieres: Fall 2012
 
4. Louie

Many already know Louis CK as one of the funniest comedians in the world but few have checked out his FX hit show Louie. See his semi-fictional life unravel as he deals with his daughters, women, family, friends, and strangers.

 
Series 3 Premiere: Summer 2012
 
3. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is as gripping a TV show as you've seen. After a zombie apocalypse, a group of strangers led by Sheriff Rick Grimes has to try to survive in and adapt to a completely different world.

 
Season 3 Premiere: February 12
 
2. Breaking Bad

Arguably the best show on television is back for one final season and there will be hell to pay. If you haven't seen the first four seasons, you have plenty of time to catch up but be sure to catch the return and find out who's gunning for Walt now that Gus got his face blown off.

 
Season 5 Premieres: Fall 2012
 
1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Unarguably the funniest show on TV! The gang is back this fall with more shenanigans and depravity than ever. If you haven't seen It's Always Sunny Yet, make sure to catch up on the show that FX calls "Seinfeld on crack" before it returns this fall!

 

Season 8 Premiere: Fall 2012