The age of the sitcom and episodic drama is over. Now, many popular television shows are more like long movies with each episode built onto the last as it works toward a compelling climax. There are dozens of amazing new programs from both premium and regular cable channels. Here are the top five shows to look out for in the coming months:
1.) The Walking Dead. Based on a popular graphic novel, just completed its second season and fans are already clamoring for its return. Combining zombie survival with complex character-driven narratives and lots of intrigue, The Walking Dead is one of the most innovative revivals of horror on television. Even more interesting is the show''s interactive fan site and talk show, The Talking Dead, which encourages viewers to chime in with opinions and speculation.