Between "The Hunger Games," "Twilight," Taylor Swift's "Red," Jelena, and of course, all things One Direction, 2012 was a pretty awesome year in pop culture. Although we're sad to see it come to an end, all the amazing things happening in the year ahead make us think that 2013 could be even better.
In the next 12 months, we're excited for a new TV talent competition to obsess over (and live-tweet!) and the long-awaited sequel to our favorite film of 2012, "The Hunger Games." Click through the slideshow below for the 8 events in pop culture phemons that we're marking on our calendars in 2013.
What TV shows, music and movies are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
Devoted "Hunger Games" fans have been awaiting the theatrical release of the trilogy's second installment, 'Catching Fire," with baited breath since the first film came out. The cast <a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/hunger-games-catching-fire-movie-news-cast-confirms-end-to-hawaii-filming">finished filming </a>in Hawaii last month, but they still have a while to wait -- the film isn't scheduled to be released until November 22!
One Direction 3-D Movie
One Direction fans have seen their favorite guys on TV, on YouTube, in concert, and now, they'll be able to watch the British boy band on the big screen in 3-D. Stay tuned for an awesome <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/one-direction-3d-movie-bo_n_2122246.html">concert movie</a> with backstage footage from their "Up All Night" tour.
'Sam & Cat'
We haven't been shy about stating all the many reason we can't wait for the new Nickelodeon sitcom "Sam & Cat" -- and why we thank Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat Valentine (Arianna Grande) <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/sam-cat-ariana-grande-jennette-mccurdy_n_2199970.html">will be the cutest BFFs ever</a>. Although clips and detailed info about the show have yet to be released, we're banking on this one to be even better than "iCarly" and "Victorious."
Justin Bieber's Acoustic Album
The Biebs is going back to his YouTube cover roots with the release of "Believe: Acoustic," which fans can check out when it drops on January 29. Justin tweeted an image of the <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber/status/281812650713833472">cover art</a> to get his fans pumped up for the impending release. If that wasn't enough to get you excited, <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/12/28/justin-bieber-songs-about-selena-gomez-believe-acoustic-album/">Hollywoodlife.com is also reporting</a> that two bonus songs on the album are about Selena Gomez!
'The Carrie Diaries'
Starring "Soul Surfer" actress Annasophia Robb, The CW's new series <a href="http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-carrie-diaries">"The Carrie Diaries"</a> brings a teenage Carrie Bradshaw circa 1984 to live. Fashion-loving "Gossip Girl" fans will be able to get their style fix from the new show, which will feature the signature styling of GG <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/gossip-girl-style-costume_n_2330500.html">costume designer Eric Daman</a>.
Taylor Swift's 'Red' Tour
If T-Swift's dynamic set at the 2012 Jingle Ball is any indication, the singer's upcoming "Red" tour is going to be her best concert series yet. Taylor will be headining 58 shows in 45 cities in 2013 -- with Ed Sheeran as her opening act! -- starting in Omaha, Nebraska on the 13th of March (of course). <a href="http://www.theboot.com/2012/10/27/taylor-swift-red-tour-dates/">Click here</a> for a list of cities and dates.
'American Idol' Season 12
There are a lot of reasons we can't wait for the 12th season of "American Idol" to start later this month, but more than anything else, we're looking forward to live-tweeting the show with our Twitter followers! <a href="https://twitter.com/HuffPostTeen">Follow us </a>for updates on Nicki Minaj's wild hair and wardrobe choices, and our speculations on who will be the next Carly Rose Sonenclar.
Demi Lovato's New Music
Demi has been teasing her new music via Twitter for months now, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for us. Recently, Demi <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/demi-lovato-new-song_n_2005413.html">tweeted</a> lyrics from a song to be featured on her fourth studio album: "We'll never fall apart... cause we fit together like two pieces of a broken heart."