Top 9 Shows We're Looking Forward to in '09
New Years is upon us and this weird thing we call a hiatus is almost behind us. Soon, shows old and new will begin to air and life will seem just a little bit better. Mid-season replacements are on the horizon and reality shows are about to kick into high gear. With so much television to choose from, we thought we'd share the top nine shows we're looking forward to in 2009.

Our list is not what you would expect. For instance, I expect a lot of flack for not having Lost or Battlestar Galactica on the list. This will infuriate a lot of people, but Lost jumped the shark a while ago and I think I gave up after all the “we've always had a plan” and the “this is not a science-fiction show” bull. Battlestar is not on the list simply because how can we really bring ourselves to look forward to the end. Essentially, denial is my number one priority.

With that pushed aside, back to the list. There are some surprises. I'm sure not many people would have expected The Biggest Loser: Couples, but did you see the last Couples season? Even The Real World: Brooklyn seems a bit left field but any healthy TV diet has a guilty pleasure or two. And that's not to say that some good shows didn't make the list. This season's shining glories are both on the list. No one's denying the pure power packed in the forth seasons of Prison Break and Supernatural.

Then, of course, there are the soon to be critical gems: Dollhouse and United States of Tara. Both shows have a lot of creativity, talent and amazing producers to lead them into the forefront. Whedon fans are eagerly anticipating Dollhouse's arrival and critics are already buzzing with opinions. Tara hasn't received as much buzz but has an all-star line-up that would give a caveman a heart attack.

So check out our list by clicking on the (sexy) picture below and let us know what you think. We can promise one thing, these 9 should be quite enjoyable.

-Kim Wetter, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(image courtesy of Showtime)