2013 Fall TV Preview
The leaves are changing colors, the NFL is in full swing, and the summer movie season is a distant memory. That's right: it's autumn, which means it's time for television to take center stage in the entertainment universe. Thankfully, we at Rotten Tomatoes have a handy list of what's hot on the small screen, a lineup that includes intriguing newbies (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hostages), critical favorites (The Walking Dead, Homeland), and old faithfuls (Law & Order: SVU, Grey's Anatomy). Check out RT's Fall 2013 Preview for a full rundown of what to watch this season!
After their cupcake business failed last season, it's back to square one for Max and Caroline.
Almost Human (new) - Fox - Mondays 8pm - Premieres 11/4
This sci-fi cop drama stars Karl Urban as a cop and Michael Ealy as his android partner.
American Dad! Season 10 - Fox - Sundays 9:30pm - Premieres 9/29
This tenth season of Seth McFarlane's other show will be its last on Fox, before it moves to TBS for a planned eleventh season.
American Horror Story: Coven Season 3 - FX - Wednesdays 10pm - Premieres 10/9
The third season of the horror anthology is about the coven that survived the Salem witch trials, but is in jeopardy once again.
Arrow Season 2 - CW - Wednesdays 8pm - Premieres 10/9
The series about the DC Comics hero returns with more adventures. The Queen family name has been tarnished, as Oliver makes the transition from vigilante to outright hero.
Back in the Game (new) - ABC - Wednesdays 8:30pm - Premieres 9/25
James Caan plays a loutish ex-baseball player who takes in his former all-star softball player daughter (and divorced single mom) , and they team up to coach a little league team.
Beauty and the Beast Season 2 - CW - Mondays 9pm - Premieres 10/7
More secrets will be revealed about both Cat and Vincent in this updated take on the classic fairy tale.
Betrayal (new) - ABC - Sundays 10pm - Premieres 9/29
A powerful lawyer is having an affair with a married woman, and he's defending a murder suspect that's being prosecuted by the woman's husband. What a small world!
The Big Bang Theory Season 7 - CBS - Thursdays 8pm - Premieres 9/26
Can Leonard and Penny weather a four-month separation? Will Sheldon and Amy ever get intimate? Answers may be forthcoming this season?
The Blacklist (new) - NBC - Mondays 10pm - Premieres 9/23
James Spader stars as a notorious fugitive that offers to help the FBI catch other major criminals, on the condition that he only works with a rookie agent of his choosing.
Blue Bloods Season 4 - CBS - Fridays 10pm - Premieres 9/27
New partners and new family arguments are in store for this clan of (mostly) cops.
Bob's Burgers Season 4 - Fox - Sundays 8:30pm - Premieres 9/29
This season finds Bob teaching home economics, Linda sings at her high school reunion, and the whole family works on a Super Bowl ad.
Bones Season 9 - Fox - Mondays 8pm - Premieres 9/16
After a long-smoldering relationship, Booth and Brennan may finally, actually get married. Oh, and cases will still get solved, too.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new) - Fox - Tuesdays 8:30pm - Premieres 9/17
Andy Samberg is a childish detective with an uptight partner and a tough, by-the-book captain (Andre Braugher).
The Carrie Diaries Season 2 - CW - Fridays 8pm - Premieres 10/25
This prequel story to Sex and the City returns for a second season, and will show the beginning of the long friendship between Carrie and Samantha.
Castle Season 6 - ABC - Mondays 10pm - Premieres 9/23
Last season ended with Castle proposing to Beckett, who was considering a job offer in DC. This season starts with her answer and its consequences.
Chicago Fire Season 2 - NBC - Tuesdays 10pm - Premieres 9/24
This drama about one station's firefighters and paramedics returns for its sophomore season.
The Crazy Ones (new) - CBS - Thursdays 9pm - Premieres 9/26
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play father-daughter partners at an ad agency. Guess which one is the crazy one.
Criminal Minds Season 9 - CBS - Wednesdays 9pm - Premieres 9/25
The team of FBI profilers gets a new boss and new cases (of course).
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 14 - CBS - Wednesdays 10pm - Premieres 9/25
The long-running police procedural opens with a frenzied search for Ellie and Morgan, but there may not be a happy ending for the CSI team.
Dads (new) - Fox - Tuesdays 8pm - Premieres 9/17
Two successful videogame developers (Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi) have their lives turned upside down when their fathers (Peter Reigert and Martin Mull) move in with them.
Dracula (new) - NBC - Fridays 10pm - Premieres 10/25
The original vampire is back in this updated take on the Bram Stoker story.
Eastbound & Down Season 4 - HBO - Sundays 10pm - Premieres 9/29
Kenny Powers is alive, and not everyone is happy about it. The fourth season will be the show's last.
Elementary Season 2 - CBS - Thursdays 10pm - Premieres 9/26
This updated version of Sherlock Holmes returns for a second season, and finds Holmes and Watson in London, and we meet Sherlock's older (and smarter) brother Mycroft.
Enlisted (new) - Fox - Fridays 9:30pm - Premieres 11/8
Three very different brothers, all in the US Army, are surprised to find out they've all been stationed at the same military base in Florida.
Family Guy Season 12 - Fox - Sundays 9pm - Premieres 9/29
In this season, the Griffin's will go to Italy, Cleveland will return to Quahog, and Seth MacFarlane has said that a member of the Griffin family is slated to die (DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNN!!!!)
Glee Season 5 - Fox - Thursdays 9pm - Premieres 9/26
For the fifth season, the musical series will start off with a two-part Beatles tribute, and then you can expect the show to address the loss of the late star Cory Monteith.
The Goldbergs (new) - ABC - Tuesdays 9pm - Premieres 9/24
Jeff Garlin and George Segal star in this nostalgic sitcom set in the 1980s.
The Good Wife Season 5 - CBS - Sundays 9pm - Premieres 9/29
Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has a new law firm and a new resolve to keep her marriage together, but it's not going to be easy in this fifth season.
Grey's Anatomy Season 10 - ABC - Thursdays 9pm - Premieres 9/26
The medical drama returns for a tenth season, and find Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) figuring out life as a new mother.
Grimm Season 3 - NBC - Fridays 9pm - Premieres 10/25
This third season of the supernatural cop show starts with the threat posed by the zombie hordes seen at the end of last season, and we'll see new monsters as well.
Hart of Dixie Season 3 - CW - Mondays 8pm - Premieres 10/7
Zoe comes back to Bluebell after spending the summer in New York, and new characters will cause new tensions.
Hawaii Five-0 Season 4 - CBS - Fridays 9pm - Premieres 9/27
The tropical cops will see new alliances and new conflicts, set against one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Hello Ladies (new) - HBO - Sundays 10:30pm - Premieres 9/29
Steve Merchant (co-creator of The Office) stars as a British expat looking for love in that den of iniquity called Los Angeles.
Homeland Season 3 - Showtime - Sundays 9pm - Premieres 9/29
The critically-acclaimed CIA drama starts off with a Senate inquiry into the catastrophic events from last season.
Hostages (new) - CBS - Mondays 10pm - Premieres 9/23
Toni Collette plays a surgeon scheduled to operate on the President, and whose family has been abducted. Naturally, the kidnappers are going to make her choose between her loved ones and the leader of the free world?
How I Met Your Mother Season 9 - CBS - Mondays 8pm - Premieres 9/23
In this final season, we'll see Barney and Robin's entire wedding weekend, and Ted will finally meet his wife.
Ironside (new) - NBC - 10pm - Premieres 10/2
Blair Underwood stars as a wheelchair-bound detective in this updated take on the 60s detective series that starred Raymond Burr.
Last Man Standing Season 3 - ABC - Fridays 8pm - Premieres 9/20
Mike is still the odd man out in his own home this season, but he might see some relief when Willie and Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty make an appearance.
Law & Order: SVU Season 15 - NBC - Wednesdays 9pm - Premieres 9/25
The season premiere starts off right after last season's cliffhanger, with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) held hostage by a murderer and rapist.
Lucky 7 (new) - ABC - Tuesdays 10pm - Premieres 9/24
Seven co-workers in Queens hit it big in the lottery, and find out that sudden wealth has its own challenges. Like the man said: mo money, mo problems.