“Once Upon A Time” (ABC, Sundays at 8 pm) – Starring Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jamie Dornan, Josh Dallas, and Raphael Sbarge.
This show invites viewers into a whimsical world where fairytales come to life. Two of the writers of “Lost” Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis set the stage for a collision of a different kind of realities — creating a story where a young bail bondsman, Emma Swan (Morrison), meets a young boy and is introduced to a town where the inhabitants do not yet know they are real life characters from fairy tales. It is a battle of good versus evil along the lines of the Disney film “Enchanted.” If you want to believe, it is possible for magic to live amongst us and dazzle us with its charms and mystery.
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“Grimm” (NBC, Fridays at 9 pm) – Starring David Guintoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Kate Burton, Reggie Lee, Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, and Silas Weir Mitchell.
This show is a darker take on what happens when fairy tales run amuck in our modern day world. Focused on a cop who thinks he sees criminals turning into monsters before his eyes, he finds out that he has a gift to people in their true forms. Coming from imagination of David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, this procedural series seeks to blend dark drama with a fantasy-edge to entice viewers into its terrifying tale.
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“Ringer” (CW, Tuesdays at 9 pm) – Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ian Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell, Kristoffer Polaha, Mike Colter and Tara Summers.
This show takes viewers into the twisted world of twin sisters — each wishing they lived the other’s life. Then when one twin ended up missing, the other takes her life in order to escape her own problems. But wishing to live another’s life is a double-edged sword and the surviving twin finds herself embroiled in a sinister world that her sister never told her about. Coming from writers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, this thorny tale of the web of deceit woven around these two twins is sure to hook viewers and take us down a path of surprising reveals, along with an inordinate amount of twists and turns. It has the makings of a superb thriller. (See a sneak peek HERE.)
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This is another layered mystery story, which focuses on a young woman renting a house in the Hamptons intent on destroying everyone in her path that ruined her family years before. Assuming a false identity she infiltrates the glamorous life of the rich and famous and carefully plots her revenge. But as with any story of vengeance, it is harder to destroy an enemy once you get to know them — or in some cases, it only justifies the retribution all that much more.
“The Secret Circle” (CW, Thursdays at 9 pm) – Starring Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Ashley Crow, Gale Harold, Natasha Henstridge, Shelley Hennig, Louis Hunter, Jessica Parker Kennedy, and Phoebe Tonkin.
This show takes viewers into another supernatural world where witches rule. After the untimely death of her mother, a young teenage girl returns to her mother’s hometown and is warmly welcomed — unknowingly by a coven that needs her to complete their circle and awaken their slumbering power. In another tale of good versus evil, the good teenage witch will have to find away to keep the coven from using her for their evil designs. Discovering who her true friends and enemies are will be a tricky journey. Brought to screen by Kevin Williamson and based on the books of L.J. Smith, this series is sure to appeal to the teenage viewers and those who love a bit of romance mixed with an enticing dose of dark mystery. (See a sneak peek HERE.)
Created by Josh Schwartz, the show invokes a feeling of nostalgia for a time of the classic WB era. It offers the charms and innocence of a southern country town where its residents are infused with warmth that invites one to sit for a spell and enjoy the idyllic lifestyle. Focused on a young doctor in search of a residency until a better position becomes available in the big city, the fish-out-of-water tale quickly succumbs to the country charms — and viewers will likely fall under the same Southern spell!
This series introduces viewers to a world where the future is bleak with Earth dying and unable to provide for its occupants — and in act of desperation finds a wormhole to send back a few brave souls to a time when dinosaurs walked the planet in order to try to preserve it for future generations down the line. Whether recruited or as stowaways, the chosen few find themselves living in a paradise where the most dangerous predators must be protected in order to save the entire planet. It is not enough to survive; they must save everyone and everything to keep the planet safe. Coming from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, and René Echevarria, it is an ambitious adventure tale — but one that will enthrall viewers with its sheer magnificence.
“A Gifted Man” (CBS, Fridays at 8 pm) – Starring Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Margo Martindale, Liam Aiken, and Afton Williamson.
This show is yet another supernaturally-infused story of a surgeon who starts having visions of his dead wife and how it inspires him to life a better life. Helmed by Neal Baer, written by Susannah Grant and directed by Jonathan Demme, this series has the markings of an extraordinary series of hope and redemption as one life is touched from the grave and sets off a chain-reaction of love and hope along the way.