From Oprah striking out on her own with a new cable network and Simon Cowell striking out on his own with an American version of "X Factor" (plus "American Idol" striking out on its own without Cowell), TV in 2011 promises to feature a lot of individualism, unless you happen to be looking forward to new takes on "Shameless," "Mildred Pierce," "Being Human," "Skins," "The Killing, "Wilfred" or "Camelot."
This gallery is an assemblage of *some* of the new shows (or networks, in Oprah's case) we're looking forward to in 2011, either with curiosity or genuine enthusiasm. [Because of the "new" part, this gallery doesn't include the return of "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men" or fresh seasons of "Parks & Recreation" or "True Blood."]
And if we left out a show that you're really anticipating, there are several possible reasons:
1) We're curious, but perhaps a bit less interested than you are. That's OK. There's plenty of TV for everybody. We plan on covering shows that aren't in this gallery. We only had 20 spaces to work with here.
2) This is a photo gallery and there are no photos available. Yes, we're pretty psyched for HBO's "Luck" and "Mildred Pierce" and we're vaguely curious about CBS' "Chaos" and "Mad Love," but if HBO and CBS don't want to put out promotional images for the shows in question, there's not much we can do... Again, we'll cover the shows when they come out.
3) We forgot. Always a possibility. [An assortment of apparently less-anticipated new series premieres are in the final slide.]
Click through for 20 New Shows We're Looking Forward to in 2011, listed in chronological order by their premieres...