The 11 Best New Characters of 2011

It's hard to believe, but 2011 is drawing to a close. The year had its ups and downs, but one thing's for sure: There's been a ton of great TV.

To celebrate another successful year of small screen goodness, we've gone back and picked out our eleven favorite new characters of the year. From plucky heroes to terrifying villains, funny sidekicks to reality messes, these are the new additions to our weekly TV lineup that make us say, "Yep, 2011 rocked."