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Monday, September 30, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Monday, September 30, 2013

It’s time to set your DVR, organize your Hulu queue, or for the diligent television fans out there, make a Google calendar dedicated to your favorite shows. That’s right; the fall television season is in full swing. Whether you like the undead, workplace comedies or political dramas, the networks have you covered in primetime.

There are 31 shows debuting this month and even more producers holding their breath, hoping for a second season. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” shows promise to become a regular on the Fox Tuesday lineup. Produced by the same genius minds that gave us “Parks and Recreation” and staring SNL alum Andy Samberg, this cop comedy will make even the most serious viewers chuckle.

In case there aren't enough shows about vampires and the undead, “Sleepy Hollow” and “Dracula” are making an appearance just in time for Halloween. Apparently there is a niche market of 19th-century literature enthusiasts who are also obsessed with “The Walking Dead.” “Sleepy Hollow” follows Ichabod Crane, after he awakes in modern times, on his journey to defeat the Headless Horsemen. While there are a few “Welcome to 2013” moments in the pilot episode, the show will not focus on Crane’s adjustment to technology. Instead he partners with Abby Mills, a detective who has also had a close encounter with death in the flesh, to prevent the apocalypse. 
“Dracula” will air on Oct. 25. The producers of “Downton Abbey” and “The Tudors” revisit Bram Stoker’s famous novel. Dracula returns to Victorian England disguised as an American entrepreneur interested in electricity, but his real goal is to seek revenge against those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier.
Other freshman shows include “The Crazy Ones,” a family/workplace comedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams. The father-daughter advertising duo tries every crazy idea that comes to mind in order to save their agency. On the other end of the spectrum is the thriller “Hostages.” The family of a doctor, who will be operating on the United States president, is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent. The doctor is ordered by the kidnappers to assassinate the president to save her family. Also, fans of historical dramas will not want to miss “Reign,” which follows the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scotts. 

Standard favorites that will also make an appearance include: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parks and Recreation,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “Scandal,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle” and “Once Upon a Time.”
Do not be surprised if your grades slip by midterm. All of the hours you previously dedicated to studying for your chemistry exams will now most likely be spent on Hulu.


Kayli Schattner said...

Gah, it is so hard not having cable this month! G and I chose not buy it to put money towards other things so I have a weekly catch-up at my parents house- love Grey's and New Girl!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I love your calendar! You just need to add SVU on Wednesday nights and you're set. ;)