New Fall Shows Fill the Season with Drama

Rachael Oczkus, Entertainment Editor

Ringer: CBS
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c
Buffy’s no longer a vampire slayer. Now, she’s a twin. Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to the tube as a set of identical twins. A stripper and her Upper East Side sister, both played by Gellar, lead opposite lives but ultimately, find themselves alike in their struggles against the law. Bridget, the struggling twin, steals her wealthy sister’s identity while hiding from gangsters after her for unknown reasons.

New Girl: Fox
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c
Zooey Deschanel plays Jess in FOX’s New Girl, scoring one for her team with three new guy friends. Her dorky behavior and annoying yet awkwardly hilarious antics appeal to nerds everywhere. Jess’ spontaneous tears and frequent use of Lord of the Rings quotes in her everyday vocabulary will certainly land Deschanel a spot on many living room screens.

Pan Am: ABC
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c
One of the season’s most highly anticipated shows, Pan Am lands with a bunch of 1960s stewardess’. The soapy drama glamorizes life on the road for working women of the time. Arguably the most exciting aspect of the show is the depiction of the 60s from hair and clothing to the role of women. Controversial yet entertaining, Pan Am should earn a slot in your DVR.

Grimm: NBC
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 21 at 9/8c
Fairytale based crimes with Law and Order style investigations make up the concept of Grimm, inspired by Grimm’s Fairytales. The twisted series follows Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a man dedicated to preventing the famous fairy tales from invading reality.

The X Factor: Fox
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c
With the past season of American Idol boring fans, FOX decided to bring back the source of incredible ratings, Simon Cowell. Without the sarcastic comments, brutally honest word vomit, and tearful rejections, American Idol relied last season on its original, generic purpose-discovering talent. FOX realized that maybe America misses Simon. Luckily for us, FOX bribed Cowell to return with a seat next to the jolly Paula Abdul on a new show, The X Factor.

The Secret Circle: CW
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9/8c
The Secret Circle? Sounds like another vampire tale. Well, it is. Shield your eyes and hide your exposed necks. Better yet, turn off your TV and find your garlic necklace.

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c
Mario Lopez returns as the host of this reality show featuring hated reality stars such as Snooki and Kim Kardashian as they duke it out with the public who despises them. This is your chance to watch the stars on a Jerry Springer-esque show. Be warned, punches will be thrown.

Charlie’s Angels: ABC
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c
The crime fighting trio returns! The real question is whether Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Annie Ilonzeh will kick ass as well as the original angels. Without all-stars Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, can the series attract as many viewers as the famous film?