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08/28/2013 12:03 pm ET Updated Sep 06, 2013

Favorite TV Stars Of 2013-2014: TV Critics Share Their Picks (VIDEO)

There are so many exciting stars on TV in the 2013-2014 season, but which ones are the critical favorites?

HuffPost TV rounded up 19 of the top TV critics in the country to talk about some of the hottest stars coming to a TV near you. From a sitcom legend making a return to the small screen to a "Party Down" alum and a tall, gangly funnyman both finally reaching leading star status, there are plenty of familiar faces here. But don't be fooled by all the returning players -- there are also some relative newcomers who are legitimate stars to watch.

Watch the video, above, to see all of our picks, as well as our picks for Best New Drama and Best New Comedy, then check back this week for our last two videos of the series: Favorite Returning Show for and Worst New Show.

Tell us: Who are you most excited to see on TV this season?

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Critics Picks 2013-2014
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Tune-in info for all the shows whose stars were mentioned:
  • Michael J. Fox and Betsy Brandt star in "The Michael J. Fox Show," premiering Thurs., Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Chelsea Peretti stars in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," premiering Tues., Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • David Walton stars in "About A Boy," premiering midseason 2014 on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant stars in "Hello Ladies," premiering Sun., Sept. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.
  • Dermot Mulroney stars in "Crisis," premiering midseason 2014 on NBC.
  • Dylan McDermott stars in "Hostages," premiering Mon., Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • Tom Mison stars in "Sleepy Hollow," premiering Mon., Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • Lizzy Caplan stars in "Masters of Sex," premiering Sun., Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and James Wolk star in "The Crazy Ones," premiering Thurs., Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • Clark Gregg stars in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," premiering Tues., Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
  • Anna Faris stars in "Mom," premiering Mon., Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • Parker Young stars in "Enlisted," premiering Fri., Nov. 8 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.

A special thanks to all of the critics who shared their opinions, in order of appearance:
Todd VanDerWerff from The A.V. Club; Ellen Gray from the Philadelphia Daily News; Meg Masters from TVLine; Michael O'Connell from THR.com; Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV; yours truly; Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe; Dan Fienberg from HitFix; Gail Pennington from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; HuffPost TV's own Mo Ryan; Alyssa Rosenberg from ThinkProgress.org; Alan Sepinwall from HitFix; James Poniewozik from Time Magazine; Tierney Bricker from E! Online; Jarett Wieselman from ETonline.com; Eric Goldman from IGN; Laura Prudom from HuffPost TV; Damian Holbrook from TV Guide Magazine; and Denise Martin from Vulture.

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