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Your favourite TV shows are back!

Television series have a following of their own. A fan can miss his dinner, but not a new show of his favourite Bones, or Glee. Here's listing your favourite shows and how they are set to return on your screens this year, reports Divya Arya.

tv Updated: Jun 25, 2012 15:36 IST
Divya Arya
Divya Arya

Television series have a following of their own. A fan can miss his dinner, but not a new show of his favourite Bones, or Glee. Here is listing your favourite shows and how they are set to return on your screens this year!

The much loved and much followed crime drama, Bones, is an intriguing depiction of the fields of forensics and crime investigation merging together. Forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth played by David Boreanaz tackle a new FBI case file in every episode, trying to solve and make sense of the ambiguity of human remains they are faced with.

The series has a successful run of seven seasons with an overwhelming average of 9.8 million viewers per season. The fan-favourite series has layered entertainment for its viewers with crime-solving as one subject and the personal relationships of the characters on the other.

The show depicts an alliance between Dr Bones and Agent Booth and the former's introvert nature makes up for comical situations in the show, with her catchphrase, 'I don't know what that means'. The show was first aired in September 2005 and has gathered a massive fan following.

When does it hit your screen? It come back with the eighth season on September 17 this year. Watch how Dr Bones and Agent Booth get cracking on the bones this time!

Crime drama, Bones



The psychological thriller and crime drama, Dexter- first premiered in 2006, has created a niche following for itself and caters to a huge fan following. After having a successful stint of six seasons, Dexter, played by Michael C Hall is a story set in Miami about a blood spatter pattern analyst who works with the police department to solve murder mysteries.

It's not as simple as it sounds though, because our good boy Dexter is also a sociopath who kills the killers he helps finding. With two layers running in the story, there are love affairs, hide-and-seek, police politics and suspense that keep the viewers wanting for more. All set to return with its seventh season in September this year, the IMDB 9.1 rated show is only going to get better.

Big Bang Theory
This situational comedy is a geeky delight. Based on science, geeks and nerds- this laugh riot keeps you giggling long after you have turned off your television set. The BBT has averaged 12.3 million viewers in its five seasons that have released and with its return in September this year; the number is only set to rise.

Created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, the show is the story of the everyday but unusual lives of four scientists- Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz and Rajesh Koothrappali and a hot waitress who lives across the hall, Penny. Where the four scientists score in geek-dom and intelligence, Penny is a specialist in social skills and commom sense. This uncanny contrast creates situations where the actors are stuck funnily.

Breaking Bad

Critically acclaimed as one of the best drama series ever written, Breaking Bad is the story of an underachieving high school chemistry teacher witnessing mid-life crisis, Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston who finds out that he has lung cancer and starts cooking and selling methamphetamine to earn fast cash and to secure his family's financial future before he dies.

Created and produced by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad nicely captures New Mexico drug scene and meticulously depicts the whole meth-cooking process. The term 'breaking bad' is colloquial and means someone who has taken a turn off the path of straight and narrow and have gone wrong. With other promising characters like Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Skyler White (Anna Gun) and Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), Breaking Bad meticulously shows how a timid and depressed common man, under the influence of end-life crisis, slowly breaks bad and becomes a proud and pompous New Mexico drug king. The series has had a massively successful four seasons with winning a total of six Emmy awards. With the average of 2 millionviewers per season, Breaking Bad has surely become the cult favorite and is on the path of becoming a cult-classic.

With "All hail the king" as the tagline of the new season, Breaking Bad is set to return with the most anticipated season 5 on July 15th, 2012. Don't miss to see what more surprises the chemist has in his bag!
Breaking Bad

The musical-comedy and drama series has won the hearts of millions of music lovers across the globe. Based on a school glee-club 'New Directions', this series is a story of music and adolescents dealing with sex, love and the growing curiosity about entering adulthood. The series has had three seasons aired with an average of 9.5 million viewers per season. The covers of the classic that are performed by the glee club have commercially sold millions of copies and fans find this show to be an exact mixture of music and drama they need in their favourite series. The series airs on Fox television, and is slated to return on September 14 for its fourth season.

Family Guy

This animated sitcom based on the family of The Griffins has created a new trend in the television industry. Animation has jumped out of your Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and entered your daily series' list, and that too, with a bang! This series is a comedy with Peter and Louis and their three kids Meg, Chris and Stewie. Not to be missed is the talking-dog of the family- Brian, who has special importance in the show! Dealing with problems of weight to acne to girls to sex to being the black sheep in the family- this show has it all! And with a dark comical tang to it! It is coming back on your screens with its eleventh season on September 30th, this year. Watch out!

First Published: Jun 24, 2012 14:36 IST