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Originally published September 22, 2013 at 5:05 AM | Page modified September 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM

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Fall TV-poll results: the hottest shows, according to you

The results of the 2013 fall-TV poll: “The Big Bang Theory” is our voters’ favorite returning show; “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is their most hotly anticipated new series.

Seattle Times staff

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“Nerds rule!” That’s the overwhelming feeling we’re getting from readers who’ve responded to our fall-TV poll.

We asked you to go to and pick the best-looking new and returning television shows. (If you haven’t yet cast your vote, you still can here.) At press time, returning shows had more overall votes (800) than new shows, and the phenomenally successful geek-com “The Big Bang Theory” was in the No. 1 spot, followed by ABC’s cop drama/romance, “Castle.”

Favorite returning shows

1. “The Big Bang Theory” (78 votes)

2. “Castle” (67)

3. “NCIS”(61)

4. “Modern Family” (40)

5. “Parenthood” (37)

New shows drew 563 votes, the clear leader being ABC’s new superhero agency drama, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Michael J. Fox’s return to weekly television, a self-titled sitcom, sat in the No. 2 spot.

Promising new shows

1. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (104)

2. “The Michael J. Fox Show” (92)

3. “Blacklist” (51)

4. “The Crazy Ones” (47)

5. “Sleepy Hollow” (46)

Thanks for voting and all your comments. We’ll keep it all in mind as we navigate this week’s onslaught of new and returning shows. Look for daily best bets on the Your Day page inside the B section.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your DVRs!

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

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