HitFix staffers bring you their picks for the most promising talents of the coming year
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Best known for: Recurring roles on "Gossip Girl" and "The Good Wife"
Breakout potential: After stealing scenes from Leighton Meester on "Gossip Girl" and holding her own opposite Alan Cumming on "The Good Wife," it's time for Dreama Walker to move from memorably wide-eyed guest star to series lead, with ABC's "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." In the midseason comedy, Walker pits her crack comic timing against Krysten Ritter (as the eponymous "B----") and James Van Der Beek (playing "James Van Der Beek") and the result will be one of the spring's best regarded new sitcoms. Walker is also one of the stars of the "Sundance" title "Compliance," so it could be a big 2012. - Daniel Fienberg