“American Horror Story: Coven” – October 9, 10pm on FX
“American Horror Story”, the brainchild of Ryan Murphy (“Nip/Tuck”, “Glee”), returns for a third season titled ‘Coven’. Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) discovers she’s a witch and is sent away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. Jessica Lange, Evan Peters are returning to the cast alongside Taissa Farmiga, also joined by Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Patty LuPone.
“Awkward” – October 22, 10pm on MTV
After a long hiatus, the second half of season three of “Awkward” begins airing on October 22. The first half of the season saw Jenna (Ashley Rickards) conflicted between her boyfriend, Matty (Beau Mirchoff), and the devilishly handsome new guy in her writing class, Collin (Nolan Gerard Funk). In the last episode before the hiatus, Jenna kissed Collin outside a party just before Matty walked out. We don’t know if Matty saw, but I guess we’ll find out the answer on October 22.
“Hostages” – September 23, 10pm on CBS
“Hostages” is a new series starring Dylan McDermott (“American Horror Story, “Miracle on 34th Street”) and Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”, “The Way Way Back). Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), is a doctor who will be performing surgery on the President. Before the surgery, her family are taken hostage, and Sanders is ordered to assassinate the President in order to save her family. An interesting premise for a show, but I’ll be interested to see how they were able get 15 episodes out of that small idea.
“Glee” – September 26, 9pm on FOX
After Cory Monteith’s death, many people questioned whether “Glee” would return for another season. No doubt that many people will tune in to find out how the show deals with the death of Finn (Monteith’s character), and how they will continue without him. The first two episodes of this season are tributes to The Beatles, with Finn dying in the third episode. Adam Lambert and Demi Lovato are joining the cast in an attempt to revive the show that suffered relatively low ratings last season.
“Ravenswood” – October 22, 9pm on ABC Family.
Opinions about this “Pretty Little Liars” spin-off have already been mixed, even though the show hasn’t aired yet. “Ravenswood” will follow five strangers who become intertwined by a curse that has plagued their town. Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) is the connection between “Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood”; he moves to the town in the first episode of the series.
“Ja’mie: Private School Girl” – November 24, 10:30pm on HBO
Australia’s Chris Lilley achieved some notoriety in the US with his series “Summer Heights High.” Now, after a two-year break, Lilley returns with a show starring his most popular character, Ja’mie King. Ja’mie is a rich private school girl who was nominated for an Australian of the Year award for sponsoring 85 Sudanese children and doing the 40 Hour Famine every week to raise money. With classic one-liners like, “And seriously, like, I don’t want to be a bitch, but she’s, like, the fugliest girl I have ever met in my life,” and “If you’re hot, you get surrounded by bitches, and that’s been the story of my life,” you know that “Ja’mie: Private School Girl” will be hilarious.
“Criminal Minds” – September 25, 9pm on CBS
“Criminal Minds” is still going strong and is returning for its ninth season this year. “Criminal Minds” follows a team of profilers from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. The finale of season eight saw the capture of ‘The Replicator’, a serial killer the team had been after for months, and the death of Strauss, the Behavioral Analysis Unit chief. Season nine will see the team dealing Strauss’ replacement while attempting to hunt down serial killers across the US.
“Super Fun Night” – October 2, 9:30pm on ABC
There’s one thing that makes me want to check out “Super Fun Night”: Rebel Wilson (“Bridesmaids”, “Pitch Perfect”). Kimmie (Wilson) has spent every Friday night for the past 13 years with her two best friends, hiding from the world with their ‘Friday Fun Night’. After she gets a promotion at work (a law office), she receives an invitation to a party from one of her new associates. Kimmie convinces her friends to ditch ‘Friday Fun Night’, and to join her at the party for a ‘Super Fun Night’. Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”) also makes an appearance as Kimmie’s sister.
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