Browse the 10 shows HollywoodLife.com thinks you need to check out, then vote for your favorite(s). Your DVR is not prepared.
The fall TV season is almost upon us! OK, technically it’s already upon us, but there are still tons of shows yet to premiere, and HollywoodLife.com is here to help you — and your DVR — navigate the massive amount of options coming your way. From comic-geek treasures like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Tomorrow People to supernatural delights like The Originals and Witches of East End, we put together the 10 shows you need to check out this fall. You ready?
1. ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ premieres Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC
ABC’s bid-budget action drama almost needs no introduction. From executive producer Joss Whedon, an iconic Marvel team — led by Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson — is assembled to track and study mysterious super-human findings. And who knows, they just might come across a few more familiar faces along the way.
2. ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ premieres Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. on Fox
We may love the drama in this hot-pink home of ours, but we also appreciate a good laugh; and this fall, there’s no better source than former SNL-er Andy Samberg‘s new Fox sitcom, which finds him packing heat and cracking jokes with a formidably funny ensemble. You have the right to remain entertained.
3. ‘Dracula,’ premieres Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. on NBC
He may be sporting a familiar pair of fangs, but Jonathan Rhys Meyers‘ titular character is a far cry from the angsty, brooding bloodsuckers we’re used to seeing on TV. A whole different breed of enjoyable, NBC’s Dracula celebrates the horrific history of vampires. Plus, it’s on late at night, so it’s spooky by default.
4. ‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland,’ premieres Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC
A few shades darker than its parent series — and with considerably more CGI rabbits running amok — ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland completely reimagines Alice’s (Sophie Lowe) adventures through the looking glass, sucking you in with a gripping love story you had no idea existed. With some truly inspired casting choices, this spin-off is worthy of its Storybrooke connection.
5. ‘The Originals,’ premieres Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. on The CW
Vampires and witches and (pregnant) werewolves, oh my! Beyond simply getting viewers better acquainted with the Mikaelson family, The Originals thrusts old and new fans alike into what star Daniel Gillies describes as “Game of Thrones meets The Vampire Diaries.” Joseph Morgan leads this spin-off’s stellar cast, as Klaus wages all-out war in New Orleans, so arm your DVR accordingly.
6. ‘Ravenswood,’ premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on ABC Family
The third spin-off on our list, Ravenswood basically looks like Pretty Little Liars on supernatural steroids, with an addictive mystery of its very own. Plus, I’m pretty sure Caleb’s (Tyler Blackburn) hair is the central focus of the show. I haven’t seen the pilot — yet — but with that mane at the forefront of ABC Family’s latest endeavour, you’d have to fight me off with a stick.
7. ‘Reign,’ premieres Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. on The CW
History buffs, beware; with a hot cast and a slammin’ soundtrack, The CW’s new period drama is a reimagining of the Mary, Queen of Scots story with a hint of a supernatural twist. Fueled by duties and desires, the ever-complicating relationship between Mary (Adelaide Kane) and half-brothers Francis (Toby Regbo) and Sebastian (Torrance Coombs) will hook you instantly — and that’s only part of the story.
8. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ premiered Sept. 16 at 9 p.m.
The perfect mix of spunky and spooky, this supernatural drama pairs a present-day sheriff (Nicole Beharie) with an 18th-century chap by the name of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). Yes, that Ichabod Crane. But before you go and tell us you’ve heard this story before, rest assured that Fox’s reincarnation is more complicated and exciting than you’d ever expect. You’ll have to watch it with your brain — and definitely the lights — on.
9. ‘The Tomorrow People,’ premieres Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. on The CW
The CW continues its rich tradition of employing good-looking Canadians with The Tomorrow People, a sci-fi series starring Robbie Amell as a super-human with super issues. The special effects — and, of course, the cast — are so easy on the eyes, you’ll barely realize how much you’re embracing your inner nerd. It’s exactly how I’d expect The CW to do X-Men, which is very cool.
10. ‘Witches of East End,’ premieres Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime
There’s a been a witch-shaped void in the TV universe ever since Charmed magically vanished alongside The WB in 2006, and Lifetime’s Witches of East End is just what the goddess ordered. Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston play sisters, equally surprised when their mother (Julia Ormond) fills them in on their magical heritage. Many other beautiful people also star, so prepare to fall under its spell.
HollywoodLifers, which show(s) are you excited for this fall? Vote below, then drop a comment with your take on the new season!
— Andy Swift
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