In part two of my top 10 new shows to see this fall, a treasured favorite comes back to the air, vampire siblings are off to The Big Easy, and a pair of sisters discover that they are powerful witches.
‘The Michael J. Fox Show’
The loveable and charismatic Michael J. Fox returns to the small screen this fall with a show loosely based on his life. Fox lights up the screen in his first regular starring role on a series since ‘Spin City’ back in 2000. He plays Mike Henry, a former successful news anchor, who gave up his job after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to focus on his health and be a stay-at-home dad. Mike is now ready to go back to work, and will have to balance the difficulties of work and family. Sure to be a Thursday night hit for NBC, Fox looks poised to have another hit sitcom on his hands.
‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8 Central on ABC.
If you already love the sex, lies, magic, twists and turns of ABC Sunday nights, then you are going to love this new show. ‘Betrayal’ is the story of Sarah Hayward (Hannah Ware), a successful photographer who is unhappily married and wants to be loved. She begins an affair with Jack McAlister (Stuart Townsend), who is also unhappily married. Unbeknownst to them at first, both are connected with an upcoming murder trial in which Sarah’s husband Drew is the prosecutor and Jack is the defense attorney. Shockingly, that’s only just a splash of what other secrets await. This show looks to be a fun, soapy ride and has the potential to be a great fit Sunday nights on ABC.
‘Betrayal’ premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10/9 Central on ABC.
Coming off the heels of a successful season for ‘The Vampire Diaries’, this new spinoff is set to be the next big thing on The CW. The Mikaelson family gained quite the fan base while on ‘The Vampire Diaries’. Deservedly so, they now have their own show. Love them or hate them, the sibling trio of Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah (Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Claire Holt) is a force with which to be reckoned. Klaus has returned to New Orleans to take over what was once his city and claim his unborn child. To do that, he must first go through Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and his friends. The Mikaelson siblings will play the roles the so called good guys, while Marcel and his crew play the villains. Although I am not an avid viewer of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, it shall be interesting to see where these characters go from here.
‘The Originals’ premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9/8 Central on The CW.
‘Witches of East End’
Lifetime just keeps cranking out new hits this year. This summer, it was ‘Devious Maids’ which I am now obsessed with and can’t stop watching. This show looks as though it will have the same effect on me. The show finds two sisters, Freya and Ingrid Beauchamp (Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston), discovering that they are witches with magical powers and a long heritage. The commercial previewed this past week, featured an eerie cover of “Come as You Are”, and secured my presence for the premiere. It was haunting and this show looks to be just the same.
‘Witches of East End’ premieres Sunday, Oct. 6at 10/9 central on Lifetime.
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‘Once Upon A Time in Wonderland’
From the creators of ‘Once Upon a Time’ comes this spinoff that takes us deeper into the world of fairytales and Wonderland. Based upon the story we all know, this new spinoff on the old tale will be displayed in a different way. Alice (Sophie Lowe) is different than the Alice of the hit Disney movie. She is unafraid to kick some ass and take some names. It’s a show filled with magic, action, and love and is sure to be a hit in the opening primetime timeslot on ABC, which has been lacking for awhile.
‘Once Upon A Time in Wonderland’ premieres Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8/7 central on ABC.
After being betrayed many centuries earlier, Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has returned to London seeking his revenge. Disguised as American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, Dracula has moves to the Victorian society of London to help bring modern science into the country. While on his mission of seeking revenge, he falls desperately in love with a woman who may be his wife in a reincarnated form. If there was a sister show to go with ‘Grimm’ on Friday nights, this looks to be it. A hit combination may be in the air.
‘Dracula’ premieres Friday, Oct. 25 at 10/9 Central on NBC.