Are you looking for some new haunting shows this October? Within this list of the 10 new TV shows premiering in October you will find the original Dracula , vampire-werewolf hybrids that are original supernatural beings, witches in East End along with some supernatural fun in Wonderland and adventures with the Tomorrow People.
Fridays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 25
The original vampire, Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers ), is making a comeback on weekly TV in 19th century London, England as an American entrepreneur. There are no magic rings to allow him to venture into the sun, and he is not sparkly. But he would like to shine a little light on his darkness which is why he is so interested in electricity. As usual, Dracula seeks revenge on the ones who cursed him with immortality. “Dracula” also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschman as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jane Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 2
In a reboot of an old 1960’s TV classic, Detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) vows to continue to bring the bad guys to justice. “Ironside” also stars Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe, and Kenneth Choi.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
Thursdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere October 10
When Alice (Sophie Lowe) returns from being down the rabbit hole, no one believes her tall tales of an invisible cat, playing cards that talk and a smoking caterpillar. She must be insane because no sane person could come up with such nonsense. The doctors attempt to wipe her memory clean of these thoughts, but before the ‘cure’ can be administered, the White Rabbit (John Lithgow) and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) take her for another trip down the rabbit hole. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” also stars Emma Rigby as the Queen of Hearts.
Thursdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 17
The teenage Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), better known as Queen of Scots in the history books, has an arranged engagement with the French king’s son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). The arrangement is meant to secure a strategic alliance for Scotland, but the Prince has his own political views, yet still finds himself enamored with Mary once he meets her. Bash (Torrance Coombs), Francis’ half-brother becomes smitten with Mary thereby complicating the whole situation even more. Queen Catherine (Megan Follows), Francis’ mother, is very aware of the trysts going on in her castle and calls upon her trusted advisor, Nostradamus, for advice who prophecies that Francis’ marriage to Mary will cost him his life. The determined mother will do whatever it takes to stop the marriage in order to keep her son safe. “Reign” also stars Alan Van Sprang as King Henry, Celina Sinden as Greer, Caitlin Stasey as Keena, Anna Popplewell as Lola and Jenessa Grant as Aylee.
Sean Saves the World (NBC)
Thursdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 3
Sean (Sean Hayes) is a divorced, gay, weekend dad whose 14-year-old daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler), decides to move in with him full time. Going from part-time dad to full-time dad takes a big adjustment from both sides. Sean goes out of his way to try to be the best dad ever, but Ellie feels like he is smothering her chance at a normal teenage life with his antics. “Sean Saves the World” also stars Linda Lavin, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, and Lindsay Sloane.
Super Fun Night (ABC)
Wednesdays @ 9:30pm, Series Premiere October 2
Three best friends – Kimmie, Helen-Alice, and Marika (Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash) – have celebrated every Friday night as girls’ night out, aka Friday Night Fun Night. But when one of then falls for a guy from work (Kevin Bishop), their Friday night routine gets a kink thrown in it.
The Originals (CW)
Thursdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 3
In case you haven’t heard, The Originals is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. After being away for centuries, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to his hometown of New Orleans. Time has broken the Original Family bonds, but Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Klaus’ brother, learns that the rebellious werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus’ child. It could mean that there is hope in the future for redemption and a second chance at humanity. Klaus isn’t interested in the child. Instead he focuses his attention to reacquiring the power he once welded from his protégé of years ago, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). While waiting for their sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) to join them and with a supernatural battle on the horizon, Klaus and Elijah make an uneasy alliance with Sophie (Daniella Pineda) and her coven of witches.
The Tomorrow People (CW)
Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 9
Attention SYFY fans, if you miss Alphas then you don’t want to miss The Tomorrow People. These special people are born with paranormal abilities – telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. Stephen Jameson (Rbbie Amell) used to be a normal teenager until he started teleporting while sleeping and hearing voices in his head. When he follows the voices one day, he is lead to his first encounter with John, Cara and Russell, (Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, and Aaron Yoo) who call themselves the Tomorrow People. And of course they are being hunted by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. Ultra is led by Dr. Jedikiah Price (Mark Pellegrino) who wants the Tomorrow People exterminated. Instead of choosing which group to join, Stephen sets out on his own personal journey searching for the truth about his father’s disappearance.
Welcome to the Family (NBC)
Thursdays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere October 3
Two successful high school sweethearts, Molly Yoder and Junior Hernandez ( Ella Rae Peck & Joseph Haro), are going their separate ways to college. Molly is off to Arizona State while Junior is heading to Stanford. That is until Junior receives a text from Molly stating, “I’m pregnant.” So instead of college, the two plan to get married which brings the Latino parents together with the white parents providing a culture clash for all involved. “Welcome to the Family” also stars Richard Chaviro and Justina Machado as Junior’s parents and Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack as Molly’s parents.
Witches of East End (Lifetime)
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 6
When estranged Aunt Wendy (Madchen Amick ) shows up in town, two sisters, Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston), learn from their mother, Joanna (Julia Ormond), that they are immortal witches. “Witches of East End” also stars Eric Winter, Virginia Madsen, Daniel DiTomasso and Jason George.
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