Best TV Shows 2011

Wednesday, July 27 by Annette Smith

Are you ready to watch some of the best TV shows of 2011? The Internet Movie Database–the largest online resource for movies, television, and entertainment–rates the following seven TV shows among the top new releases for 2011. Catch an episode in the coming months, and see if you agree.

  1. “Game Of Thrones.” “Game Of Thrones” is an upcoming American fantasy series created for the HBO television network. Based on a popular book series by George R. R. Martin, the story revolves around kings and queens, knights and renegades, all vying for the Iron Throne. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss direct the series, and Ron Donachie, Ian McElhinney, and Harry Lloyd star on the show. 
  2. “Jake And The Neverland Pirates.” “Jake And The Neverland Pirates” is a new animated musical for kids. Premiering in February 2011 on the Disney Channel, the show centers on a group of kids who are pirates in Neverland. In search of treasure, their main obstacles are Captain Hook, his first mate Smee, and Tick-Tock the Crocodile. David Arquette, Colin Ford, and Madison Pettis are among the actors lending their voice talents to the show.
  3. “Lights Out.” “Lights Out” is a new boxing drama series on the FX television network. It follows a former heavyweight boxing champion gearing for a comeback, as he struggles to find his identity after retirement. Created by Justin Zackham, the show stars Holt McCallany, Stacy Keach, and Catherine McCormack.
  4. “Police Women Of Cincinnati.” “Police Women Of Cincinnati” is a brand new series in the popular “Police Women” franchise on The Learning Channel (TLC). The program goes behind-the-scenes in the Ohio city to expose the realities of female law enforcement professionals dealing with robbery, homicide, drug busts, domestic violence, and more. Cincinnati police officers Mandy Curfiss, Colleen Deegan, and Tia Pearson star on the show.
  5. “Restaurant: Impossible.” “Restaurant: Impossible” is a new American reality television series. Premiering in January 2011, the show centers on a renown chef who attempts to turn around a failing restaurant in two days, with just $10,000 to make it work. The show airs on the Food Network and stars Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, and Vanessa Deleon.
  6. “Shameless.” “Shameless” is an American television drama based on an award-winning British series of the same name. The series, which premiered on Showtime in January 2011, is set in Chicago. It follows a dysfunctional family, led by a father of six children who spends his days drunk as the kids fend for themselves. Created be Paul Abbott, the show stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and Justin Chatwin.
  7. “Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena.” “Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena” is a new action-adventure mini-series from Starz Entertainment. A prequel to the 2010 series “Spartacus: Blood And Sand,” this new series for 2011 tells the story of the gladiators who came before the legendary Spartacus. Steven S. DeKnight directs the show, which stars Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, and Lesley-Ann Brandt.
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