Now comes the most serious of lists, the top ten hot actresses of television in 2012. Joining me in objectifying television stars is Wesley Ambrecht who you can follow on Twitter here and read (very occasional) blog posts from here.
-To pick an actress, you have to, at least occasionally, watch the show.
-Every actress picked is of age. A couple play characters still in high school, but they are all actually of age. Sarah Hyland and Jane Levy are both 22.
-The Katrina Bowden Rule: the actress must appear in at least half of the episodes of the show that aired in 2012. Katrina Bowden was not in 50% of the 2012 30 Rock episodes.
-Some random ineligibles- Wizards of Waverly Place had 1 episode in 2012, but that wasn't enough to grant Selena Gomez eligibility. Meanwhile, while Lyndsy Fonseca was eligible for Nikita, her HIMYM footage is all from years ago, and she was not eligible for that.
-No reality. I get it, the contestants on The Bachelor are all attractive. Who cares?
-The lists are split for half hour shows and hour long shows.
-And one last point- attractiveness is inherently subjective. These lists aren't meant to insult anyone (well, maybe Cloris Leachman). Feel free to post your lists in the comments.