OVER the past decade, television has emerged as a genuine rival to that of the big screen.
Genuine stars have decided to make the jump to the small screen such as James Woods, Jon Voight and Martin Sheen due to the new found reverence for the medium.
So, in a break from the norm, the Mail today takes a close look at some of the top television that will be heading to screens in the coming months.
This Friday will see Channel 4 debut the hotly anticipated Marvel Agents of SHIELD.
The show, created by Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon, focuses on the lives of a team of agents who deal with strange events in the wake of the arrival of all manner of superheroes and bad guys.
This is set to be one of the hits of the year and be a mix of comedy, action and drama.
Almost Human features Hollywood star Karl Urban as a grizzled cop who has to team up with android partner to solve crimes.
The show has been getting good early reviews in the US and is expected to launch in the UK in the new year.
Moviestar James Spader returns to the small screen following his awards laden role in Boston Legal to play a wanted criminal who hands himself in to the FBI in a bid to help them catch others like him.
What could have been a standard whodunit drama the casting of Spader is a masterstroke and will no doubt make a lot of people tune in.
The show begins on Sky Living next week.
Brit Jonathan Rhys Meyers vamps it up as he attempts a new slant on the role of Dracula.
The drama, which is coming to Sky Living in the near future, will see the vampire bringing havoc to London once again.
Jerry Bruckheimer brings new show Hostages to our screen which sees terrorists order a surgeon, who is operating the president, to kill him or lose her family.
The autumn will also see Karl Pilkington returning to our screens with the Moaning of Life.
The exceedingly funny man will take viewers on a trip through his life and offer up his thoughts and feelings.
If it is anything like any of his other efforts, it will be excellent.
Television fans will also be waiting for season four of The Walking Dead on Fox and season two of Revolution on Sky One
And the biggest thing, in my opinion, to be hitting television screens in the next few months revolves around Doctor Who.
On November 23, the show will screen a feature length episode to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Current Doctor Matt Smith will join forces with former Doctor David Tennant and companion Billie Piper to celebrate the milestone.
Then, on Christmas Day, the eleventh Doctor will depart and be replaced with Peter Capaldi.
Looking forward to 2014 and there is one other thing I cannot wait to see - the return of Jack Bauer in a new series of hit series 24.
More money than ever is being spent on creating a wide variety of excellent television shows and I just can’t wait to watch them all.