Television Galore

Television Galore

Sydney Rogalsky, Staffer

Warning! Spoiler alert! Fall is here, and with it comes new seasons of our favorite shows and new series which will soon find their ways into our hearts.

This season seems to be bringing with it lots of new sci-fi.

A few weeks ago, writer Eric Kripke’s new television show Revolution premiered on NBC. The show circles around a world set 15 years after a black-out which causes everything electronic to fail. Its main character is a girl named Charlie whose parents are dead and must find her uncle, Miles (played by Twilight’s Billy Burke), in order to help protect her brother Danny. Fans can check out the show every Monday at 10.

Kripke’s other hit show Supernatural kicked off its eighth season on October 3rd. The first episode, “We Need to Talk about Kevin” opens a year after the finale of the last season with one of the main characters, Dean Winchester, getting out of Purgatory. We met a new character, Benny the vampire, who helped Dean escape. The audience also learned what went on throughout the year to Sam and Dean. Sam led a life free of hunting supernatural creatures while Dean fought in Purgatory. Everyone’s favorite prophet, Kevin Tran, made an appearance, but the episode obviously lacked an audience favorite, Castiel, who had gone missing in Purgatory. The show airs on the CW at9 o’clock.

On October 11th, The Vampire Diaries is finally returning to the CW at8 o’clock. Last season, we watched as Alaric Saltzman died, Klaus was staked (but not killed, as we learned at the end of the episode, when he had taken control of Tyler Lockwood’s body), Elena chose Stefan, and finally, Elena was turned into a vampire after drowning in the same river in which her parents had died. During the episode, Elena told Damon that maybe things would be different if she’d met him first. Of course, writer John Behring threw a curveball at the audience, and showed Damon meeting Elena before she met Stefan, but compelling her to forget. Season 4 will open with “Growing Pains” and show Elena dealing with becoming a vampire.

FX’s American Horror Story will premiere October 17th at10 o’clock. This season is deviating away from the Murder House, and is going to be focusing on an asylum for the criminally insane located on the east coast. The season will be set in 1964, the asylum run by the church and a harsh head of staff, Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). Fans will be excited to know that in addition to Jessica, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Zachary Quinto will all be returning to the show, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Lizzie Brochere, James Cromwell, Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Mark Consuelas, and Clea Duvall.

The CW’s new shows are Arrow starring Private Practice’s Stephen Amell and Supernatural’s Katie Cassidy (premiering Wednesday, October 10th at 8) and Beauty and the Beast featuring Smallville’s Kristen Kreuk and Terra Nova’s Jay Ryan (premiering Thursday, October 11th at 9). A new season of Nikita starts October 19th at9 o’clock.

NBC’s new shows include Dracula (starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers of The Tudors), Next Caller (starring Dane Cook and Collette Wolfe), and 1600 Penn (starring Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman) with no set release dates for each. Do look for sitcoms Go On and The New Normal showing Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 and Animal Practice and Guys With Kids on Wednesdays at 8 and 8:30. New hit drama Chicago Fire (starring House M.D.’s Jesse Spencer)also shows Wednesdays at 10.

On ABC, catch a new season of Once Upon A Time Sundays at 8 or Revenge at 9. New Castle shows every Monday at 10 and sitcom Wednesday is all new with new The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and The Neighbors from 8-10. The new show Nashville starring Heroes’ Hayden Panetierre and American Horror Story’s Connie Britton will show Wednesdays starting at 10.

This year is jam-packed with lots of new shows and seasons. Good luck catching up in time for all the premieres coming up fast! Happy watching!