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Fall Preview 2013 – Fridays

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TV Guide.ca, August 21, 2013 3:43:06 PM

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NEW SERIES – premise

Back in the Game, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC and Friday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET on City
What’s it about: A divorced single mother (played by Maggie Lawson) returns home to live with her father (James Caan) and winds up coaching her son and the other kids who didn’t make the local baseball team. Along the way she attempts to repair her relationship with her dad and navigate the world in her post-softball days.

Come back on Sept. 25 for the full preview

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Dracula, Friday, Oct. 25, 10 p.m ET on Global and NBC
What it’s about: After being released from his tomb, Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is out for blood and revenge in London against The Order of the Dragon, a group of men and women who brutally murdered his wife. Impersonating Alexander Greyson, an American entrepreneur in Victorian society, Dracula comes face-to-face with Mina Murray (Jessica De Gouw), a high-society medical student who is an identical match to his late wife. Unfortunately for him, she’s also about to wed a poor newsboy named Jonathan Harker (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).

Come back on Oct. 25 for a full preview.

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Enlisted, Friday, Nov. 8, 9:30 p.m ET on City and Fox Friday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET on City and Fox
What’s it about: Atten-HA! This comedy from Kevin Biegel, former executive producer of Cougar Town, tails three brothers (The Finder’s Geoff Stults, Suburgatory‘s Parker Young and Private Practice‘s Chris Lowell), who fight with each other as much as they learn to fight for their country at a Florida army base.

Come back in the midseason for the full preview.

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MasterChef Junior, Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. ET on CTV and Fox
What’s it about: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot return as judges to the hit summer reality series, but with a twist. In this version, the contestants are children. The special instalment runs for nine weeks and may — or may not — finally soften Bastianich and Ramsay.

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Sleepy Hollow (repeats), Monday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m. ET on Global/Fox and Friday, Sept. 27, 9 p.m. ET on Fox
What’s it about: This modernized version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow finds Civil War soldier Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), pulled into 2013 America, where he does battle with the Headless Horseman in a mystery that stretches back to the country’s founding fathers. Aiding Ichabod in his quest is Det. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Sleepy Hollow is co-created by J.J. Abrams’ buddies Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci.

Come back on Sept. 16 for the full preview.

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The White Queen, Friday, Sept. 6, 9 p.m. ET on Super Channel
What’s it about: A historical drama set in England during the War of Roses and told through the perspectives of three different women – Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson) and her rivals Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale) and Anne Neville (Faye Marsay) – who are each looking to scheme, manipulate or seduce her way onto the English throne.

Come back on Sept. 6 for the full preview.

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RETURNING SERIES - Where we left off

America’s Next Top Model, Currently airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW

Blue Bloods, Friday, Sept. 27, 10 p.m. ET on CTV/CBS
Where Season 3 left off: Jamie’s (Will Estes) partner Vinny (Sebastian Sozzi) was shot and killed. Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) ate a bullet, too, but survived. Unfortunately, he was forced to surrender his office to public advocate Grace Newhouse (Joanna Gleason), whose first order of business was to threaten Frank’s (Tom Selleck) job if he didn’t find who ordered the hit. Thanks to good policing from sons Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Jamie, Frank learned the man responsible was hiding in The Bitterman Projects and had them raided. The Reagans got their man, of course, and celebrated with a beach vacation.

Bones (day change late fall), Monday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m. ET on Global/Fox and Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox
Where Season 8 left off: Serial killer Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) contacted Booth (David Boreanaz) and threatened to kill five strangers if the FBI agent didn’t call off his engagement to Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Booth obeyed, sending an emotionally crushed Brennan crying as she headed upstairs to bed.

The Carrie Diaries, Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET, on City and The CW
Where Season 1 left off: Although for the majority of the season Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) couldn’t help but wonder what was underneath Sebastian’s (Austin Butler) clothes, she decided not to lose her V card to him after prom. It’s a good thing too, considering that Maggie (Katie Findlay) would admit that she had kissed Sebastian the next day, sending Carrie off the deep end and off to New York for the summer with Walt (Brendan Dooling).

Grimm, Friday, Oct. 25, 9 p.m. ET on CTV/NBC
Where Season 2 left off: A zombie apocalypse overran Portland, as Baron Samedi (Reg. E. Cathey) and Eric (James Frain) teamed to lure Nick (David Giuntoli) into a trap. “Goodnight Sweet Grimm” concluded with Nick captured, zombified and locked in a shipping container, headed on an overseas ship with Eric. Also, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) learned everything about Nick’s background and became a full-fledged member of the Team Grimm.

Hawaii Five-O, Friday, Sept. 27, 9 p.m. ET on Global/CBS
Where Season 3 left off: Kono (Grace Park), boyfriend Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) and Mama McGarrett (Christine Lahti) fled to Shanghai, fearing the Yakuza would hunt Adam down for killing one of their own — his brother Michael (Daniel Henney). Steve (Alex O’Loughlin), believing his mother had ulterior motives for going to Shanghai, visited Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) in prison to get the truth about why she was fleeing and why she didn’t kill him when she had the chance. Wo Fat agreed to tell Steve everything, but only if he protected him from the men blowtorching their way into his cell.

Last Man Standing, Friday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Where Season 2 left off: The show spent much of its sophomore season attempting to inject some political strife and stronger views into its storylines. Mike (Tim Allen) and his family found themselves in a variety of traditional sitcom situations, with themes like dating, bullying and whether or not dodgeball is actually a dangerous sport. By the season finale, Mandy (Molly Ephraim) had been accepted to two colleges, but seemed determined to take a year off.

The Middle, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. ET on ABC and Friday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET on City
Where Season 4 left off: After a big year for the Heck kids, Axl (Charlie McDermott) finally graduated from high school, Sue (Eden Sher) passed her driver’s test after six hard-fought efforts and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) somehow pulled off his duties as class historian. As for Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn), they managed to survive the craziness of Frankie’s career change, their decision to relive their youth, a day dedicated to each of their kids and several new small destructions to their house.

The Neighbors, Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Where Season 1 left off: The Weavers found themselves teaching their alien neighbours about a variety of human situations, including Halloween, camping, musicals, weddings and perhaps most memorably, The Real Housewives. In the season finale, all seemed well until guest star George Takei appeared as the alien grandfather and ordered everyone to return home.

Parenthood, Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 p.m. ET on NBC and Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on Global
Where Season 4 left off: Kristina (Monica Potter) had a busy season as she was diagnosed with – and beat – breast cancer. Sarah (Lauren Graham) had to choose between Hank (Ray Romano) and Mark (Jason Ritter), and went with the former, who wound up moving to Minnesota. Over at Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel’s (Sam Jaeger) abode, Victor (Xolo Mariduena) was officially adopted. Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) finally found common ground, and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) prepared to be parents to a second child.

Raising Hope, Friday, Nov. 8, 9 p.m. ET on City and Fox
Where Season 3 left off: The Chances put on a jewsical as Burt (Garret Dillahunt) got in touch with his not-so-Jewish roots, finally finishing something for the first time in his life. In two motherly storylines, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) made up with her own mother (Cloris Leachman in bad makeup), and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) became closer with Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) after the latter decided to share Hope’s (Baylie/Rylie Cregut) No.1 Mom necklace.

Shark Tank, Friday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m. ET on CTV Two/ABC
Where Season 4 left off: Among the budding entrepreneurs looking to score a deal with the sharks were two women presenting their jewelry line, a man with a kick-butt scone recipe and a “geek” who makes made-to-order furniture. Shark Tank stars Robert Herjavec and Daymond John were embroiled in a $50 million lawsuit after a man accused them of being pressured by show producers to cancel their appearance at his business expo.

Undercover Boss, Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two/CBS
Where Season 4 left off: Companies featured last season included Orkin, ADT, Cinnabon and Fatburger. No word yet on which bosses will partake in this latest round of corporate espionage, but you can bank on more bad wigs and fake facial hair.

 

 

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