Quick Question: Who Will Be Your #1 TV Crush of 2013?

By Price Peterson

Jan 10, 2013

The wise poetess Shirley Manson put it best when she said "I would die for you / I would pray for you / I will sell my soul for something pure and true / Someone like you" in her noted song-poem "#1 Crush." Dramatic? Sure. But we're talking CRUSHES here, and what is the point of a crush if you can't write songs for the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack about them? In this case Manson was referring to her #1 TV crush Matt LeBlanc (Friends was big in the late '90s, just FYI). But we ALL have our TV crushes, don't we? Plus, now that it's 2013 we're all about to become inundated with tons of NEW faces and characters, each more crushworthy than the last.

Which of these people will YOU develop an intense TV crush on in 2013?

The guy from The Bachelor

Laaaadies! Sean Lowe is the new Bachelor. I don't know anything about him, I don't watch this show (Lily does!). There is a chance he doesn't speak in complete sentences, but there's also a chance he's made out of golden riverstones? Nobody knows. But maybe he will give YOU a rose.

The lady from Deception

Deception is the new Lifetime movie that is actually an NBC drama, it stars Meagan Good, and MEAGAN looks GOOD. But her main character will also get to the bottom of things and also get the scoops. (Is she a reporter or a cop? Or maybe a thief?) Whatever she is, expect her to don a sequined evening gown and steal your heart.

Mance Rayder from Game of Thrones

Famous character actor Ciarán Hinds has been cast as Season 3's heretofore unseen King Beyond the Walls, so expect tons of intimidating speechmaking as his particular brand of savage reign will undoubtedly make a peasant-slave of your affections!

Commie Keri Russell from The Americans

Keri Russell, where you goin' in that coat, girl? U okay? FX's The Americans is an upcoming drama thriller about a couple of Russian spies living in America and one of them follows her crush to NYU and then falls in love with her RA instead? I'm not sure, I should probably read the synopsis.

Shain from Buckwild

As the most rural cast member of MTV's new exploitation reality series Buckwild, Shain's the, um, brains behind such hillbilly innovations as the dumptruck swimming pool and any number of projectile-firing explosions. Sure he may not have attended some fancy liberal arts college, but he MIGHT still show you a nice, salt-of-the-earth good time, Sweet Home Alabama-style. Or he might drive your go-kart into a hay baler. Either way!

Shirley MacLaine as Martha from Downton Abbey

Just look at her in that frock and chapeau! What a flirty little flibbertigibbet!

Hunky Leonardo Da Vinci from Da Vinci's Demons

Someone at Starz was like, "Let's make a Batman show but set it in the Renaissance, and let's actually hire the same guy who WROTE Batman Begins to write it and also make sure Leonardo Da Vinci looks like a Chippendale basically." That's Tom Riley as the famous inventor and even famouser hunk btw. AND WATCH IT WE SHALL.

The new judges from American Idol

It doesn't matter which one you choose—Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, or Keith Urban—you'd just better be a fan of time-consuming hairdos! I heard a rumor that this season Nicole Kidman herself will be backstage helping Urban do his hair every night. So if at some point he starts showing up to the panel with a ponytail in a scrunchie it's probably because they got a divorce.

A diving board

Somewhere a mad genius cackles triumphantly into the night because he or she figured out how to get celebrities (A) into swimwear and (B) nearly killed on the regular. Because last night we got to see Fox's Stars In Danger: The High Dive and soon we'll have ABC's Celebrity Splash. But nevermind all the washed-up former Baywatch stars or Real Housewives, the real star of these shows will be that long, sexy, and pliant fiberglass board launching C-listers into the blue watery oblivion below. Great job, diving board!

Teen Norman Bates from Bates Motel

Freddie Highmore takes on the role of America's creepiest motel purveyor, but in A & E's new take on the classic shocker, it's set in the modern day and long before Mama Bates turned into yammering skeleton. So what do you say, will teen Norman Bates be your #1 TV crush? Will you take him home to MOTHER?

This Edgar Allen Poe mask from The Following's press kit

It's not clear yet whether The Following TV series will actually feature the above, nightmare-inducing mask, but Fox's marketing department sure felt like it was a good idea to mail these to TV critics. First of all, AAAAAAAHHH NOOOOOO WHYYYYY!!! But also, GUESS WHAT? There is no way The Following will be as scary as these masks. Ya blew it, Fox, this mask just served up some ultimate nightmare realness. If I want to be scared I'm just going to stare at THIS for an hour every Monday. So yeah, do you guys have a crush on this mask yet? Y/N?

This guy from 1600 Penn

Josh Gad plays the ne'er-do-well son or brother or who even cares because CUT IT OUT JOSH GAD. Get this face out of my face!! (Y'all crushin' though, huh?)

Your turn! Who will be YOUR #1 TV Crush of 2013?

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  • wiggle47 Mar 13, 2013

    Defenatly Megan Good, deception - this show is getting better and better. Hopefully she will get hooke up with Wes Brown/Julian Bowers! great couple :)

  • Inigo_Montoya Feb 25, 2013

    I ♥ U so much Diving Board!!! U want 2 come meet my Ma & Pa??
    Also Mance Rayder . . . U so hawt guy. :)
    Go Hillbilly Shain!!!
    Also, Keith Urban, I would ♥ U in a ponytail AND/OR your brilliant hair!! :) LOLs.
    NOOOO Price, U want me 2 C tons of scawy masks in my sleep?? Cursez on U guy.
    ♥ JOSH GAD & THAT FACE!!!!!

    All in all though, Diving Board totes wins. :)

    Great article, Price!!!!

  • bobster_bsas Jan 16, 2013

    Keri Russel and Rachel Nichols from the new shows. Cobie Smulders, Stana Katic, Kaley Cuoco, Daisy Betts (will miss u), Ginnifer Goodwin, Claire Danes, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Lyndsy Fonseca, Beth Behrs, Vanessa Marano, Lauren Graham, Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Gabrielle Anwar, Sarah Drew, Camila Luddington, Meaghan Rath, Kristen Hager, Megan Hitty, Katherine McPhee, Yvonne Stravhovsky, jennifer Carpenter, Hayden Pannetiere, Julia Goldani Telles

  • goldtop2007 Jan 16, 2013

    Jason Bateman is returning in all new episodes of Arrested Development!
    Also, who can resist the lovely Rob Lowe..? :o)

  • aurenja Jan 13, 2013

    Matt Czuchry!

  • marls_luj Jan 13, 2013

    Keri Russell, Christina Hendricks and Anna Trov

  • Marburg66 Jan 13, 2013

    Narrowing down to just one, I have to go with Jenna-Louise Coleman. she seems to have an equal mix of beautiful & cute all at the same time, but past that, she just simply brightens up all the scenes she steals

  • gyllyx Jan 13, 2013

    Rachel Nichols!

  • MagdalenaGism Jan 12, 2013

    For me definitely Sebastian 'Bass' Monroe from Revolution! David Lyons is sooo hot :)

  • InsanelyMe Jan 12, 2013

    Always Damon Salvatore, Klaus Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman… aaaand basically every male off The Vampire Diaries.
    Who's with me?

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