Geeky Fall TV

The nerd takeover continues

click to enlarge Peter Capaldi plays the twelfth doctor in 'Doctor Who.'
Peter Capaldi plays the twelfth doctor in 'Doctor Who.'

RETURNING SHOWS

Doctor Who (Season 9 Premiere, Sept. 19, BBC America) — The Doctor and Clara Oswald in the Tardis. And a possibly new Punk-inspired outfit for Peter Capaldi? Gotham (Season 2 Premiere, Sept. 21, Fox) — The Batman origin story welcomes some of DC Comics’ most notorious villains this season: Mr. Freeze, the Mad Hatter and Clayface, plus the rise of the Joker, Riddler and more.Once Upon a Time

(Season 5 Premiere, Sept.

27, ABC) — Has Emma Swan gone dark?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3 Premiere, Sept. 29, ABC) — The rise of the Secret Warriors. Sleepy Hollow (Season 2 Premiere, Oct. 1, Fox) — Returns after being completely retooled by FOX sans several supporting cast members. The Leftovers (Season Premiere, Oct. 4, HBO) — The Garveys and friends leave Mapleton, N.Y., for a Texas town famous for having zero departures. iZombie (Season 2 Premiere, Oct. 6, The CW) — Undead medical examiner Liv eats more brains and solves more crimes. Is her little brother dead or did she turn him into a zombie? American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5 Premiere, Oct. 7, FX) —Checking in? Longtime leading lady Jessica Lange hands the reins over to Lady Gaga in this latest edition of the fan-favorite creepy anthology. Supernatural

(Season 11 Premiere, Oct. 7, The CW) — Dean and Sam fight evil; look hot.

The Walking Dead (Season 6 Premiere, Oct. 11, AMC) — Will Morgan’s return encourage Rick to make peace in Alexandria, or is it necessary to stay hard with the impending threat of the elusive Wolves? The Knick (Season 2 Premiere, Oct. 16, Cinemax) — Steven Soderbergh transports viewers to a time when electricity was new, basic surgery was experimental and a cocaine addict mad-genius (Clive Owen) could be a leading doctor. Grimm (Season 5 Premiere, Oct. 30, NBC) — With his mom and Juilette dead, will Nick leave the police force and completely Grimm out? Elementary (Season 4 Premiere, Nov. 5, CBS) — Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson solve baffling crimes in modern-day New York City.

NEW SHOWS

The Bastard Executioner (Series Premiere, Sept. 15, FX) — Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter goes medieval on our asses with this new drama. Aussie newbie Lee Jones stars as the titular character, a knight that’s been broken by war. After swearing off the sword, violence pulls him back in. True Blood’s Stephen Moyer and Sons’ Katey Sagal co-star. Blindspot (Series Premiere, Sept. 21, NBC) — Memento meets Jason Bourne.Minority Report (Series Premiere, Sept. 21, Fox) — Yes, like the Tom Cruise movie. Dude sees future; tries to stop crimes before they happen.Limitless (Series Premiere, Sept. 22, CBS) — Yes, like the Bradley Cooper movie. A dude takes a drug that makes him super smart.The Muppets (Series Premiere, Sept. 22, ABC) — Jim Henson’s classic characters get a primetime update.Scream Queens (Series Premiere, Sept. 22, Fox) — Murder and mystery surround the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house in this campy new offering from the creators of American Horror Story and Glee.Heroes Reborn

(Series Premiere, Sept. 24, NBC) — A 13-episode miniseries that’s poised to be a continuation of the original

Heroes

. 

The Last Kingdom

(Series Premiere, Oct. 10, BBC America) — An adaptation of Stephen Butchard’s

The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories

.

Supergirl (Series Premiere, Oct. 26, CBS) — She’s Superman’s cousin. Ash vs. Evil Dead (Series Premiere, Oct. 31, STARZ) — Bruce Campbell returns as Ash Williams to take on a Deadite plague threatening to destroy mankind. Lucy Lawless aka Xena: Warrior Princess co-stars. Into the Badlands (Series Premiere, Nov. 15, AMC) — A martial arts drama series in which a mighty warrior and young boy traverse feudal territory in search of enlightenment. Jessica Jones (Series Premiere, Nov. 20, Netflix) — Krysten Ritter enters the Marvel Universe with her take on this superhero-turned-detective.
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