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Fall T.V. Shows: What’s New?

Cecilie Nag
Features Editor

Fall means more than back to school and falling leaves: It’s time for new and returning TV shows. Colder temperatures are the perfect excuse to curl up under a blanket in front of the television. Here is a glimpse of some new series to check out, from reviews and channel websites online:

666 Park Avenue (ABC) – With several known television faces, from series such as Brothers & Sisters, Lost, Charlie´s Angels, and Desperate Housewives, this new ABC show is about fulfilling dreams and desires – with the unknowing after-shake of stirring consequences. With the scene set at a Manhattan Upper East Side apartment building, the story revolves around residents unaware of living under control of supernatural forces. Get ready to see evil, obsession, and manipulation, on Sunday evenings at 10 p.m.

Animal Practice (NBC) – For those who have seen the Hangover movies: Now the monkey’s back on the big screen, this time as Dr. Rizzo. The series also includes Justin Kirk playing a veterinarian preferring the company of four-legged friends, with his ex-girlfriend who has become his boss. The comedy airs on Wednesday’s at 8 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) – If the name leads you to think that this is a Disney fairytale, that’s not the case. The show is a remake of a 1987 series, and this version is starring beautiful Kristin Kreuk and a scarred Kiwi Jay Ryan. Kreuk is playing a homicide detective, with a tragic past. While investigating a case, she finds that a man (Jay Ryan) thought to be killed, is still alive ten years later, only he’s been living outside traditional society because of a terrible secret. Premiers Thursday October 11, at 9 p.m.

Elementary (CBS) – Sherlock Holmes is back – in a modern-day version, with a woman doctor by his side. Johnny Lee Miller plays Detective Holmes, and Lucy Liu is the character of Dr. Joan Watson, a former surgeon who lost her license. The duo works together in solving NYPD’s hardest cases – this time in Manhattan, New York. The series air Thursday’s at 10 p.m.

Nashville (ABC) – A country battle occurs as a rising star challenges the reign¬ing queen. With Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) in the lead roles, the series includes singing, but it’s nothing like Glee. With music as a background, the series revolves around complicated family drama, and politics, as the young upcoming artist works to steal the spotlight from a chart-topping singer on the verge of fading. First episode will be shown on Wednesday, October 10, at 9 p.m.
Arrow (CW) – Oliver Queen returns after five years of presumed death. After a shipwreck, he found shelter on an island, and survived. Coming home, he is a changed man, determined to make up for his family’s rocky past, strike back against the ills of society, and bring his hometown, Starling City, back to what it once was. Double lives, romance, action and secrets is what you get watching Arrow, starting Wednesday, October 10, at 8 pm.

Along with new shows, the list of returning shows is long, including hits such as 90210, Gossip Girl, The Voice, Castle, Family Guy, and The Big Bang Theory, among others. Check out a full breakdown of renewed, cancelled, and new shows at

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