As summer ended, along with its beloved TV show hits, the buzz for the autumn TV line-up is a good bounce-back from summertime sadness. The fresh fall TV season offers brand new shows, recurring favorites, and even some spin-offs. There are a lot of upcoming premieres from September to November.
A new show that is receiving a lot of hype is Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow.” The show premiered on Sept. 16 to a staggering 10 million views, and a rating of 3.4. “Sleepy Hollow” puts a fresh spin to the classic tale of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane. This is a modern-day version, with Crane and the Horseman transporting from the Revolutionary War era into today’s Sleepy Hollow town. Tom Mison portrays the infamous Ichabod Crane, and his depiction is amusing and sincere in the “fish-out-of-water” role. The first season of this modern- day retelling seems to hold some promise as a new drama/fantasy favorite. “Sleepy Hollow” can be watched Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Another eagerly awaited newcomer is ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” based off of the Marvel Comics’ organization. S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) is the same organization that was seen in the last “Avengers” film. Clark Gregg returns in his role as Agent Phil Coulson, and the show will revolve around Coulson and his team. The entire pilot was screened at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, and was met with a positive reaction from the crowd and critics. It is certainly a show to watch out for, especially for fans of Marvel and “The Avengers” film. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.
Apart from new shows, the fan-favorites are returning for new seasons. The popular zombie show, “The Walking Dead,” is returning for its fourth season on Oct. 13. This season will introduce a character from the comic books that the show is based on. This is an incredibly well- received show, and the fourth season will more than likely please the audience.
Some other fan favorites that are coming back for new seasons are “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Once Upon A Time,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Modern Family,” “Sherlock,” “New Girl,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Doctor Who,” “Elementary,” “Homeland,” and many others.
There are a few spin-off shows premiering this fall season. Coming off of the popular “The Vampire Diaries” (TVD) is “The Originals,” which was hinted at in the fourth season of TVD. It follows the original vampire family, which all other vampires descend from. “The Originals” follows familiar character, Klaus Mikaelson, and his family. It airs on Oct. 3.
Another spin-off show airing soon is “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland,” inspired by the popular fantasy show, “Once Upon a Time.” The story alters Alice’s tale to better fit the world of Storybrooke, the fictional town in “Once Upon A Time” where there is no magic, and all the popular fairytale characters live. Alice’s non-fairytale counterpart is in an asylum in London, and that is where her story begins. “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland” airs on Oct. 10.
The fall TV lineup looks promising this year, with many interesting shows making their first appearances, as well as many old favorites returning for new seasons. Let us know what your favorite fall TV shows are or which ones you are looking forward to the most at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your review could potentially be published in the next issue of the Pioneer.