The holiday decorations are up at the mall and the Black Friday sale emails are rolling in; for the internet, that means it's time to start thinking about year-end lists. Rest assured, we'll not only be compiling plenty of them—keep an eye out for our annual "Top 100 Everything" call for submissions at the end of next week—we'll also be closing out the current 365-day span with a "Best of 2012" voting extravaganza. But before we begin, we'd like your help in selecting the nominees for some of the major categories, if you please.
Last year, we received several questions from users asking how we select "Best of the Year" nominees. In the past, we've simply brainstormed them as a staff, but this year we'd like to hear from you, too. While we won't be able to run a poll for every single category, we'll definitely be sure to cover the "biggies."
So let's get to it! First up, we have the "Best New Series" competition: Which new shows do you think deserve a spot on the ballot? Let us know by voting in the poll below—the only criteria is that the show debuted in 2012
, and you can write in any potential nominees you don't see listed. Then, check back in early December to find out who made the cut and vote for your favorite.
UPDATE: We've closed the write-in option so that we don't have to keep deleting Homeland and Breaking Bad. If you'd like to suggest a legitimately "new in 2012" series, please name it in the comments! And don't worry, we'll be asking for your "Best Overall Series" nominees next!
UPDATE #2: This poll is closed! Check back in early December to vote on the final list of nominees!
We'll be posting additional nominee polls in the coming weeks; are there any special categories you'd like to see in this year's "Best of 2012" feature? Let's hear your ideas in the comments below!