TV’s been having a moment for a while now. From prestige dramas like Breaking Bad to genre-defying experiments like Orange Is the New Black, there’s a whole lot happening on the small screen — and it takes a whole lot of people to make that happen. Actors, showrunners, executives, and reality stars are the people who make your weekly (or, more likely, daily) binge-watching sessions possible, and with fall premiere season kicking into high gear this week, we’re about to see a whole lot more of them. With that in mind, Flavorwire rounded up our picks for faces to watch, handily organized in alphabetical order from W. Kamau Bell to Jessica Williams. Click through for a comprehensive list of what, or rather who, we’re paying attention to on TV in 2013.
W. Kamau Bell
I’m not going to tell you to ditch Jon and Stephen, but W. Kamau Bell is currently the best political comedian on TV. He’s just as quick to call out the rest of the media on their stupidity as the hosts of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but unlike either of them, he isn’t playing a fake news anchor. Bell is 100% being himself, and that makes him 100% great. — Jason Diamond