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Calling out all TV addicts, hibernation is almost over!

September marks the end of that gross dry spell that lurks over TV networks during the summer months with the return of old favorite TV shows and the premiere of many new ones. Every year we go through the same cycle and by the end of it we usually come out with a number of shows, both old and new, that we watch religiously every week.

So, much like last year's Fall TV thread, what returning shows are you most excited for and what new shows have you heard about this past summer that has peaked your interest? Also, because it happens, what shows from last year have you decided to drop this year? Do you watch so much that you have to make a schedule just to keep track of the shows you follow (if so, then please share)? Are there any shows you're a little sad to start back again because it's coming to its final season / episodes?
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    I'm half-looking forward to The Walking Dead coming back. Mainly I just want the current plot to be wrapped up because I've grown to hate it. Hopefully the next major plot won't involve Andrea as much because she single-handedly hurts my opinion of the show as a whole.

    In terms of new things, I'd really like to watch Once Upon a Time in Wonderland since I'm a huge fan of Alice stories. I like the idea behind Sleepy Hollow but I'm not going to watch it because I hate Fox and I remember wincing hard during an ad for it because of racial humor.
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      How I Met Your Mother is one of the shows I'm mostly looking forward to. At this point I'm glad it's finally at its final season. Arrow and Supernatural are other returning shows I'm glad to see returning, and I'm pretty sure it's gonna be Supernatural's final season as well (thank god). Other shows that I'm also looking forward to are Bones, and The Big Bang Theory.

      As far as new shows: Sleepy Hollow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The former I'm curious about, and the latter I'm pretty excited about!

      And I don't know if this counts, but I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special coming November 23rd.
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        I'm looking forward for the 3rd series of Homeland. Think that is all I'll be watching as far as 3d goes.
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        I'm half-looking forward to The Walking Dead coming back. Mainly I just want the current plot to be wrapped up because I've grown to hate it. Hopefully the next major plot won't involve Andrea as much because she single-handedly hurts my opinion of the show as a whole.
        I'm not sure where I stand with The Walking Dead. I enjoyed the first and second seasons but season three felt really repetitive and predictable.

        It also turned Rick in to a foul character, which made any parts of the episode revolving around him to be increasingly tedious.

        Season three's only redeeming feature with Michonne. Great acting and an interesting, likable (but not too likable) character.
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        I'm almost done with TWD (6 episodes leeeeeeft), so I am very much looking forward to Season 4 like most of you all. <3 However, I am gonna give myself another try at watching TV shows this season. One show that piqued my interest was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I am looking forward to that as well. :)
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          In terms of new stuff, I'm probably going to wait it out a little bit and see what the critical consensus thinks is worth a shot after 6-or-so episodes. However, I'm probably going to hop back on the Community train now that Dan Harmon is back and Chevy Chase has gone. Reduced Donald Glover won't be great, but I do hope it'll be back to its glory days of seasons 1-3, as opposed to zombie Community of season 4.
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            I'm not sure where I stand with The Walking Dead. I enjoyed the first and second seasons but season three felt really repetitive and predictable.

            It also turned Rick in to a foul character, which made any parts of the episode revolving around him to be increasingly tedious.

            Season three's only redeeming feature with Michonne. Great acting and an interesting, likable (but not too likable) character.
            I'm not too okay with the fact that the whole survival aspect has been put in the background in favor of petty squabbling that can be found on any show. During the entirety of season 3 I kept watching every week with hopes that the plot would show signs of ending the storyline early and focusing on something genuinely entertaining, but it never did. God help me if that feeling drives me through this upcoming season.
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            Well this is gonna be a pretty long list u_u

            Shows ending their run before the fall season:
            • Breaking Bad (as sad as I am to see it go, I'm happy that they've decided to give it a proper close instead of stringing it on for years. That would have been terrible tbh).
            • Burn Notice (basically the same as above).

            Returning Shows:
            • NCIS
            • NCIS Los Angeles
            • Hawaii Five O
            • White Collar
            • The Vampire Diaries
            • Supernatural
            • Pokemon (with Pokemon XY I mean)
            • The Mentalist
            • Arrow
            • Teen Wolf
            • Homeland
            • Sons of Anarchy

            Red = Dying to see.

            New Shows: (This list is pretty long, so understand that I will simply be trying these shows out. A few episodes in and I'll have filtered them down to like 1/6 or something.
            • FOX
              • Almost Human
              • Sleepy Hollow
              • 24: Live Another Day

            • USA Network
              • Horizon

            • CBS
              • Hostages
              • Intelligence

            • The CW
              • The 100
              • The Tomorrow People
              • Star-Crossed
              • The Originals

            • NBC
              • Crossing Lines
              • Dracula
              • Crossbones
              • The Blacklist
              • Ironside

            • ABC
              • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
              • Resurrection

            • AMC
              • Ballistic City
              • Rights of Bill

            • HBO
              • Dark Tower
              • Indie Game
              • American Gods

            • FX
              • Tyrant
              • The Strain

            • SyFy
              • Killer Contact

            • Starz
              • Vlad Dracula
              • Black Sails

            • TNT
              • The Last Ship
              • King and Maxwell

            • Showtime
              • The Vatican

            • Lifetime
              • Witches of East End
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            Aside from TWD and Sons of Anarchy, I'm really only interested in seeing the return of Mad Men, but that's not until 2014. /sadface

            These, however, I think I'll give a shot.

            NBC
            • Dracula
            • Ironside

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              ◦It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
              ◦The League

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              ◦The Michael J Fox Show
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              I would love to say that I'll be watching the newest season of White Collar but alas I'm a season behind because of netflix. NCIS I love but I've never kept up to date on that show so that's kind of a no go as well. That said, since I'm not too much of a TV watcher, there is really only one show that I'm going to try to keep up with this fall season and that's Once Upon a Time. Might also give Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and see how that is as well. And, if worst comes to worst and I end up not being able to keep up to date on these ones then at least with the former I can watch it when it comes out on netflix.
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              Old September 10th, 2013 (11:39 AM). Edited September 10th, 2013 by Guy.
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              I'm really looking forward to the upcoming slew of shows returning and premiering this fall. I've already got three of them starting up next week. Unlike most years though, there's only two shows I'm anxiously looking forward to watching this season: Revenge and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

              Some can argue that Revenge hit a bit of a sophomore slump last season with its storyline becoming more complicated than the first and Emily getting distracted from her main mission. However, it managed to repair itself near the end and close the season with a bomb drop. With all of that and everything I've been hearing about its third season, I couldn't be more excited!

              I've been looking forward to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the minute I heard Joss Whedon was working on it late of last year. Joss Whedon is like the god behind television and I can't wait to see his handiwork back on the small screen again. Plus, from the great work he's done with the first Avengers movie, I'm anxious to see how he interprets S.H.I.E.L.D. into an ongoing television series. No doubt it's the most highly anticipated new show of the season.

              I'm also excited for The Walking Dead to be back again. Despite being completely disappointed by the Season 3 finale, I have my hopes up for Season 4. More importantly, I'm really just looking forward to more Michonne. American Horror Story: Coven is also another that I can't wait to premiere. The original AHS was good, the second even better. My excitement can't be contained for the third knowing it's going to be centered on witches.

              Probably the only show I'm iffy upon returning is Once Upon A Time. I'm more looking forward to its spin-off (OUAT in Wonderland) than I am for the parent show. Last season, Once started off strong only to fall in its second half and end with a pretty poor finale. I'm hoping with more focus on the main characters this season, it'll get back to its season one glory. More importantly, an evil Peter Pan and Ariel the Little Mermaid!

              A few other shows I'm pretty excited about:

              Arrow

              Awkward.
              Grimm
              Nikita (Sooooo sad this will be its last season)

              Parenthood
              Person of Interest
              Scandal

              The Originals
              The Tomorrow People
              The Vampire Diaries
              Witches of East End


              As for my television schedule, well, it looks a little something like this:

              Note: Italicized titles are new shows premiering this fall. Therefore, should they fail to hold my interest or are cancelled early on, they may be removed from the list.

              Sunday
              Once Upon A Time
              Revenge
              The Walking Dead
              Witches of East End

              Monday
              Almost Human
              Sleepy Hollow
              Blacklist

              Hostages

              Tuesday

              Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
              The Originals
              Ravenswood

              New Girl
              The Mindy Project
              Person of Interest
              Awkward.

              Wednesday
              Arrow
              Revolution
              The Tomorrow People
              Modern Family
              Super Fun Night
              American Horror Story: Coven

              Thursday
              The Vampire Diaries
              Once Upon A Time in Wonderland
              The Crazy Ones
              The Michael J. Fox Show

              Parenthood
              Scandal

              Friday
              Nikita
              Last Man Standing
              Grimm
              Dracula

              Saturday

              Pokémon: The Series X and Y

              Did I mention I watch a lot of television? Thank the TV Gods for DVR.
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              Artemis! AHS: Coven, I totally forgot about it until just now and realised there has been a few more teasers.

              Can't wait, one of the best teams behind that show, the last two seasons were phenomenal.
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              Super excited for:

              American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3)
              The Vampire Diaries (Season 5)
              Revenge (Season 3)
              *The Originals (Season 1)
              *The Tomorrow People (Season 1)


              * = Series Premieres

              That's about it for now. I dont even have TV access at my dorm right now so not sure if I will be able to even catch these when they air ;-;
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              Well I'm in the UK so "Fall" translates to December onwards for us mostly. Really looking forward to Agents of SHIELD (we're actually getting that at the end of this month), Homeland Series 3 and HIMYM final series. Oh, and Revenge. There's something that strangely compels me to watch it despite a lack of comedy (obviously) and action in most episodes.
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              Well I'm in the UK so "Fall" translates to December onwards for us mostly. Really looking forward to Agents of SHIELD (we're actually getting that at the end of this month), Homeland Series 3 and HIMYM final series. Oh, and Revenge. There's something that strangely compels me to watch it despite a lack of comedy (obviously) and action in most episodes.
              Revenge is just as compelling as it is well written, with a slew of interesting characters that you either love to hate or you can't help rooting for. It's fun to watch Emily Thorne extract her revenge on those wealthy people of the Hamptons. Plus, Nolan is there for the lighter humor and Victoria for her quick and snarky one liners. I was never sure if I would like it until I decided to check out the Pilot episode then night it premiered due to all the hype, and I'm so glad I did! I'm anxiously awaiting Season Three's premiere. A lot of good things are happening in it I heard.

              Also added Hostages to the list of new shows I'm going to check out. A lot of critics seem to be praising it, so I'm willing to see what all the good hype is about. The main premise is interesting as well.
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              I don't know what shows are going to be on this season, so I'm just basing this off of your post, Shivi.

              The shows that I'm going to be watching this season are Once Upon a Time, Revenge, The Originals, Ravenswood, American Horror Story, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Nikita.
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                To be honest, I'm not really excited about any of the freshman shows. I was excited for Hello Ladies but it got panned hard by the critics, so meh. Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Michael J. Fox Show looks like the next best thing at the moment, so I'll have to check that out. As for the returning shows, I can't wait for New Girl. I need my Schmidt fix!
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                My Fall season is pretty low:
                Bones
                Sleepy Hollow
                Psych
                Revolution
                The Following
                Elementary

                Shows I'm willing to try:
                Agents of Shield (Not interested in sup. heros much, but if Joss writes it, he does write?)
                Almost Human
                The Tommorow People (By that I mean, looking up the U.K version instead.)
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                Got to get caught up on:
                Copper
                Under the Dome
                Pretty Little Liars (For Ravenswood)

                I don't take any comedies seriously enough to make a weekly spot for them.
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                  Scratch what I said earlier: watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will watch Masters of Sex and may get on board with Trophy Wife if people still seem to like it after about 5 or 6 episodes. Fun times! :D
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                  Scratch what I said earlier: watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will watch Masters of Sex and may get on board with Trophy Wife if people still seem to like it after about 5 or 6 episodes. Fun times! :D
                  I watched the first episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but I just couldn't seem to get into it. Maybe if people are still talking about it and enjoying it I'll give it a second look when my schedule isn't so busy.
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                  Once Upon a Time
                  Once Upon a time in Wonderland
                  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
                  Sleepy Hollow
                  We Are Men
                  How I Met Your Mother
                  Lucky 7
                  Revolution
                  Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                  The Tomorrow People
                  The Walking Dead

                  I'm picking up about seven new shows this season, which is more than I usually try to watch. I tend to watch things the day after they air, so I'm trying to stick to a very specific viewing schedule for everything that manages the anime and cartoons and other shows from other countries I watch.

                  So far I'm loving Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While I enjoyed S.H.I.E.L.D. just fine with its first episode, I didn't get a great feel on the cast of characters. At least two of the main characters felt pretty bland to me and that's never a good thing. Nine-Nine hit the ground running with some solid and smart writing as well as a very colorful cast of characters I enjoyed watching. I'm hoping Fox is smart and moves it away from competing directly against S.H.I.E.L.D. - I don't think any show is going to be able to compete with that thing.

                  Beyond the "three episode rule" I like to impose on shows, I already see my list getting shorter by at least one: Lucky 7. The ratings for the first episode were terrible and that's such a shame. It's a pretty compelling show with a strong bunch of characters and a lot of different plot lines being set up right there in the first episode. It's difficult not to feel so vested in it, but I'm trying to distance myself just because I don't want to get into yet another show only to have its cancellation looming over.
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