Monday, September 30, 2013

October 2013 Paranomal TV New and Returning Air Dates

zzWho's ready for the huge array of shows starting this October?

Mädchen Amick from Lifetime's Witches of East End

We've got witches, vampires (old and new), hunters, Greek heroes, super-soldiers, super heroes, and those trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. Whether they are running from trouble or causing it themselves, October is full of shows with dynamic characters, tales of survival, adventure across the ages and tragic love stories.

October brings us a whopping 14 shows to the airways; we have 8 returning shows and 6 new series (3 of which are spin-offs) as well as the continuation of September-start shows.

I don't know how, of if, it's possible to check them all out but at least there should be something for everyone to enjoy!


The Vampire Diaries ~ Season 5 Premiere
Sunday October 6, 2013 at 8pm on CTV Two
Thursday October 3, 2013 at 8pm on The CW and

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire

Season 5 Description: "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES continues for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. In the tumultuous fourth season of the hit series, the world of Mystic Falls was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert came face to face with her worst nightmare -- life as a vampire. While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon and Stefan Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Their search for the cure leads the brothers, along with Elena's brother, Jeremy, and her best friends, Bonnie and Caroline, to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal, Silas, who has been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years.

But Elena isn't the only vampire who longs to return to life as a human and the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow and a confession of true love. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES enters its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human and a shocking Salvatore secret."

Season 5 of Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevinoand will have 22 of episodes.

See more about Vampire Diaries at the and The CW.


The Originals - Series Premiere
Thursday Oct 3, 2013 at 9pm on CHCH and The CW
Regular timeslot: Tuesday at 8pm
Tuesday airings begin Tuesday October 8, 2013

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire

Series description: "An offshoot of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world’s original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt).

The Original Vampire family pledge to remain together, but now their bonds of family are broken and Klaus reacts to an anonymous tip that someone is plotting against the family in the place they helped build, New Orleans."

The Originals is an US series starring Vampire Diaries alum Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin as well as Daniella Pineda, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell.

See more about The Originals at the CHCH and The CW Websites.


Witches Of East End ~ Series Premiere
Sunday October 6, 2013 at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Lifetime Canada

Genre: Paranormal/Witches

Series description: "Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel, Witches of East End follows Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) whom, unbeknownst to them, are their family’s next generation of witches. Leading ordinary modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of East Haven, when Freya becomes engaged to a wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces Joanna to admit to her daughters they are powerful and immortal witches."

Witches of East End is a US show starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick, Eric Winter, Jason George, Daniel DiTomasso and Virgina Madsen, it is scheduled to have 10 of episodes.

See more about Witches of East End at Lifetime Canada.


Beauty and the Beast ~ Season 2 Premiere
Sunday October 6, 2013 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Showcase
Monday October 7, 2013 on The CW

Genre: Romance/Science Fiction

Season 2 description: "The 2013 People's Choice Award-winner for Favourite New Drama, Beauty and the Beast, stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as Det. Catherine Chandler and Dr. Vincent Keller. The first season of the epic romance saw the pair fall in love while hiding from the dangerous organization Muirfield and attempting to solve Cat's mother's murder. Beauty and the Beast returns with more of the shocking revelations and heart-stopping action that kept viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the premiere season."

Beauty and the Beast stars Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Austin Basis and Nina Lisandrello; Season 2 is scheduled for 22 episodes.

See more about Beauty and the Beast at the and The CW.


SUPERNATURAL -- Season 9 -- Pictured Jensen Ackles as Dean
Photo Credit Matt Sayles, Invision The CW

Supernatural ~ Season 9 Premiere
Tuesday October 8, 2013 on CHCH and The CW

Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Believe it or not, I couldn't find a series description of Season 9. Considering ti's a bread and butter show here at Hexed, you probably know it follows Sam and Dean Winchester, brothers who hunt supernatural creatures and have literally been to hell and back (literally).

Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; Season 9 is scheduled for 23 episodes.

See more about Supernatural at CHCH and The CW.


The Tomorrow People ~ Series Premiere
Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 7pm on CTV and 9pm on The CW

Genre: Science Fiction/Paranormal

Series description: "They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities — the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager — until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen’s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People — John, Cara and Russell — a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication.

The Tomorrow People are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. Led by Dr. Jedikiah Price, Ultra sees the Tomorrow People as a very real existential threat from a rival species, and the outcast group has been forced to hide out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world. Trading in secrets, Jedikiah offers Stephen the chance for a normal life with his family and best friend, Astrid, if he will help in the struggle to isolate and eradicate the Tomorrow People."

The Tomorrow People is a US revival of a British TV show from the 1970's; this new version stars Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo, Madeleine Mantock and Mark Pellegrino.

See more about The Tomorrow People at the and The CW.


Arrow ~ Season 2 Premiere
Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 8pm on and The CW

Genre: Science Fiction/Superhero

Series description: "After being marooned on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern audience, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero -- every bit as dangerous as the criminals he’s hunting. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the former fun-loving Oliver Queen returns to Starling City a new man. Determined to deliver justice to those who have corrupted his city, Oliver (aka The Hood) -- with the help of tech-savvy Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle (David Ramsey) -- narrowly averts the rich and powerful “undertaking” to cleanse the city of its most desperate citizens."

Season 2 of Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne and Colton Haynes; and will have 23 episodes.

See more about Arrow at and The CW.


American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3) Premiere
Wednesday Oct 9, 2013 on FX Canada

Genre: Horror

Series description: "AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way."

American Horror Story: Coven stars Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange and is scheduled for 13 episodes.

See more about American Horror Story: Coven at FX Canada.


Once Upon a Time in Wonderland ~ Series Premiere
Thursday October 10, 2013 at 8pm ET/PV on CityTV and ABC

Genre: Fantasy

Season/Series description: "In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, and playing cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything.

Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever — the handsome and mysterious Cyrus. But deep down, Alice knows this world is real and, just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts and the irrepressible White Rabbit arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible."

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is a spin off of Once Upon a Time and will star Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, John Lithgow, Jonny Coyne, Naveen Andrews, Keith David and Iggy Pop; its first season will have 13+ episodes.

See more about Once Upon a Time in Wonderland at and ABC.


Atlantis ~ Series Premiere
Saturday October 12, 2013 at 8pm and 9pm on Space

Please note, the first airing of Atlantis will feature 2 back-to-back episodes

Genre: Adventure/Mythology

Series description: "The 13-episode, one-hour series takes viewers on the mythical journey of Jason (Jack Donnelly, DANCING ON THE EDGE), who stumbles upon the shores of a mysterious land of palaces, heroes, and creatures – the lost city of Atlantis. With the help of the studious Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse), and the overbearing and overweight Hercules (Mark Addy, GAME OF THRONES), Jason is guided through the newly found ancient world. Together, the unlikely but loveable trio embark on an adventure that leads them through a complicated web of secrets, treachery, and a dark and simmering past."

Atlantis is a British series and stars Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Mark Addy, Jemima Rooper, Juliet Stevenson, Sarah Parish and Aiysha Hart; Atlantis is scheduled for 13 episodes.

See more about Atlantis at and BBC.


The Walking Dead ~ Season 4 Premiere
Sunday October 13, 2013 at 9pm/8pm C on AMC

Genre: Zombie/Horror

Season description: "In this highly anticipated new season, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group;s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., The Wire)."

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Season 4 of The Walking Dead will have a total of 16 episodes, but they will air in 2 sets of 8 episodes: the first set starts Sunday October 13, 2013 and the second set will return in February 2014.

See more about The Walking Dead at


Falling Skies - Season 2 Premiere
Monday October 14, 2013 at 9pm on Space

Genre: Science Fiction

After really enjoying the first season, I'm excited to share that we are finally getting Season 2 of Falling Skies thanks to Space. This is one of the few shows that there is a huge delay in the US airing versus when we get it here, but the wait is almost over

Series 2 description: "Season 2 opens with Pope (Colin Cunningham, STARGATE SG-1) seizing command of a renegade contingent within the 2nd Mass unit. Meanwhile, Tom (Noah Wyle, ER) suddenly returns to the group but his loyalty comes into question; Hal (Drew Roy, Secretariat) and Ben (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) drift apart."

Season 2 of Falling Skies consists of 10 episodes. See more about Season 2 here.


Alien Mysteries - Series Premiere
Monday October 14, 2013 at 10pm on Space

Genre: Non-Fiction/documentary

This one feels like the format of Paranormal Witness, but with alien encounters.  It's been a while since we've had a new non-fiction series so you can be certain we'll be checking this one out!

Series description: "This imaginative Canadian series candidly chronicles first-person accounts of UFO sightings, alien encounters, and abductions. In each episode, dramatic re-enactments recount stunning real-life, unexplained alien experiences, taking viewers on a thrilling and sometimes terrifying journey. Their bizarre, life-altering encounters are vividly depicted using new, state-of-the-art CGI and green screen technique created by Toronto-based Acme Digital Pictures. Each story also features scientists and researchers who probe the question: How is this possible?"

See more about Alien Mysteries here.


Ravenswood ~ Series Premiere
Tuesday October 22, 2013 on ??? *
Revised: Ravenswood will air on M3

* Sadly we are still waiting to hear if this will be airing on a Canadian channel; in the States it's on ABC Family. I will definitely share what Canadian station it's on if it is picked up here.  See update on Ravenswood airing on M3 here.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Series description: "Ravenswood will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of Pretty Little Liars), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late for each of them."

Ravenswood is a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars and will premiere in the States on ABC Family and M3 here in Canada following the annual Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode. Ravenswood stars Pretty Little Liars alum Tyler Blackburn as well as Nicole Anderson, Britne Oldford, Brett Dier, Merritt Patterson and Steven Cabral.

See more about Ravenswood at M3 and ABC Family.


Grimm ~ Season 3 Premiere
Friday October 25, 2013 on CTV and NBC

Genre: Paranormal

Oddly we don't have much information on Season 3 as of yet but maybe the mystery of that is a good thing, as Season 2 certainly left us hanging! Here is a series description if we have new folks wanting to jump aboard the awesomeness of Grimm:

""Grimm" is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales. After Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, "Turn the Beat Around") discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a "Grimm.""

Grimm stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz and Bree Turner; Season 3 will have 22 of episodes.

See more about Grimm at and NBC.


Dracula ~ Series Premiere
Friday October 25, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on Global and NBC

Genre: Vampire/Historical

Series description: "It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. "

Dracula is a reimagining of the Bram Stoker novel. This British/US co-production stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Katie McGrath, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie, Victoria Smurfit, Michael Nardone and Thomas Kretschmann; Dracula is scheduled to have 10 episodes.

See more about Dracula at the Global and

Busy month, eh?

1 comment:

Suzie Ridler said...

EPIC post Shannon! Thank you so much for doing all that hard work. I got out my datebook and noted everything. Checked last night, I don't let The Lifetime Channel which bites. Guess I will be watching that show online too.