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The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va., Amanda D column

September 1, 2013


Sept. 01--LAST WEEK IN MY COLUMN, I discussed some returning TV shows and what we had to look forward to when they debuted.

After finishing my fall preview that appeared in Thursday's Marquee section, several of the new shows on the docket caught my eye. Here are five of them, one for every weekday:

Mondays: "Sleepy Hollow" -- The story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman has always intrigued me, so when I heard about a TV show based on the legendary characters, I thought I'd at least have to try it out. The series, set in both modern day and revolutionary times, features Ichabod working with a police detective to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old mystery. It debuts at 9 p.m. Sept. 16 on FOX.

Tuesdays: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." -- If you saw the latest "The Avengers" movie, you probably thought Agent Coulson was dead. It turns out he isn't, but you just need Level 7 Access to know that. Luckily, we, as viewers, do. So come fall, ABC is planning to follow Agent Coulson and his crew at S.H.I.E.L.D. as they protect the world from witnessing the supernatural events around them. It debuts at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 on ABC.

Wednesdays: "The Tomorrow People" -- Humans with telekinetic and telepathic abilities, who can also teleport, are being hunted by a government that wants them eradicated in this new drama from The CW. The story follows Stephen, who is just discovering his powers, as he meets the rest of this advanced race of humans. It debuts at 9 p.m. Oct. 9 on The CW.

Thursdays: "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland" -- While I've never been a huge fan of the "Alice in Wo n d e rl a n d " story, I'm a regular viewer of "Once Upon A Time," which was such a hit for ABC, the network decided to try this spinoff based on Alice herself. It seems the blond-haired heroine has been placed in a mental institution after telling her outlandish story, but when the White Rabbit returns, she escapes into another rabbit hole. It debuts at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 on ABC.

Fridays: "Dracula" -- I'm a sucker for vampires. (Pun intended.) So, of course, I intend to watch Jonathan Rhys Meyers play the biggest, baddest bloodsucker himself in this new NBC drama. Set in Victorian London, Drac returns, disguised as a forward-thinking American, but really, his intentions are to destroy those who sought to hurt him. All is going according to plan until he meets a woman that looks exactly like his dead wife. It debuts at 10 p.m. Oct. 25 on NBC.

AMANDA DEPROSPERO is a lifestyles writer/copy editor for The Dominion Post. Email:


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