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Survivor, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The 18 castaways that will be competing with their loved one Survivor this season, themed Blood vs. Water, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90 minute premiere. Some of the contestants in the San Juan Del Sur include an Amazing Race duo: twins Nadiya and Natalie Anderson. The “Twinnies” — who appeared on seasons 21 and 24 of Race — are a love it or loathe it duo for fans. Perhaps the biggest name to compete on this season is John Rocker, 39, a former Atlanta Braves pitcher who was widely criticized for his remarks about minorities in a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview. Now older (and hopefully wiser), he’ll compete with his girlfriend, Julie McGee, a model who owns a spray tan business.

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– The Hecks are all back under one roof for now, since Axl (Charlie McDermott) hasn’t returned to college for the fall. But this season, it’s all about Sue (Eden Sher). It’s Sue’s final year so Sue must decide where to go to college—but first, the braces are coming off. Of course it’s not going to go as smoothly as you think. Bad news for Sue, good news for viewers, since her orthodontist will be played by Spin City’s Richard Kind.

The Goldbergs, season premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

– Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other — just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic “smother,” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she’s the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick.  Adam (Sean Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.

Law & Order: SVU, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– We’re going to be exploring the various notions of what family is. Last season, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) received a promotion to acting commander and a foster son, while several longtime characters—including Detective Munch (Richard Belzer)—left the SVU team. Stories highlighted this season with guest stars like Stacy Keach and Ron Rifkin, will continue to riff on headlines, from a racist sports exec to an out-of-control former child star.

Modern Family, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– Critically lauded for revitalizing the television sitcom, Modern Family is also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series. The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways — an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria have a new baby of their own. This exciting addition will bring more adventures to the family just as Gloria’s son, Manny, is about to embark on an adventure of his own as he enters high school. Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, also have their son, Luke, heading to high school; their middle daughter, Alex, is full steam ahead on the college track, and the eldest, Haley, is back home figuring out her future. With the kids all growing up, this new chapter means Claire can explore returning to the workforce, which will have its fair share of missteps and victories. And this will be a big year for Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, who alongside his loving partner, Cameron, and daughter Lily, will have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

Black-ish, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family?

Nashville, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Going into season 3, the ladies have a lot of decisions to make. Will Rayna (Connie Britton) choose longtime flame Deacon (Charles Esten) or superstar fiancé Luke (Will Chase)? How will Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) handle her pregnancy, not to mention her former flame Avery (Jonathan Jackson)? Showrunner Dee Johnson swears some resolution will come quickly. But first, some music! The premiere will feature live performances from Deacon and Will (Chris Carmack), something that Johnson says is both exciting and nerveracking.

Chicago P.D., season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– By the end of the premiere, viewers will learn if Voight (Jason Beghe) or Stillwell (Ian Bohen) killed Jin (Archie Kao). And Mark Post starts a three-episode arc as the perennially disappointing mother of Lindsay (Sophia Bush). Lindsay struggles with who really is her family and how much slack do you cut your family.

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Sunday, September 22nd

65th Primetime Emmy Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on CBS

– If you think TV’s glitziest awards show won’t work without a splashy musical kickoff…you’re wrong. NPH insists that he will not be doing a song-and-dance number at the opening of the show following his raved-about Tony’s hosting gig in June. But never fear, NPH fans: the three-time Emmy winner still promises a classy and smart event packed with starry presenters like Kerry Washington and Allison Janney, witty banter, earnest celebration, and yes—even stage magic.

Monday, September 23rd

The Voice, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

How I Met Your Mother, 1-hour season premiere at 8pm on CBS

2 Broke Girls, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Mom, season premiere at 9:30pm on CBS

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

The Blacklist, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

The Hostages, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

Tuesday, September 24th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series premiere at 8pm on ABC

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

NCIS: Los Angeles, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

The Goldbergs, series premiere at 9pm on ABC

Trophy Wife, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

Lucky 7, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

Chicago Fire, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

Person of Interest, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Wednesday, September 25th

Revolution, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

Back in the Game, series premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Law & Order: SVU, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC

Modern Family, 1-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

Nashville, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

CSI, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Thursday, September 26th

The Big Bang Theory, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

Parks & Recreation, 1-hour season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Crazy Ones, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

Glee, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

Grey’s Anatomy, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

The Michael J. Fox Show, 1-hour series premiere at 9pm on NBC

Two and a Half Men, season premiere at 9:30pm on CBS

Parenthood, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

Elementary, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Friday, September 27th

Masterchef Junior, series premiere at 8pm on FOX

Undercover Boss, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

Hawaii Five-0, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Blue Bloods, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Saturday, September 28th

Saturday Night Live, season premiere at 11:30pm on NBC

– Enjoy the adorableness that is Seth Meyers before he starts working five nights a week instead of one.

Revolution, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

"Revolution" Season 2– The hit sophomore drama action series Revolution centers on the Matheson family’s struggle to survive 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout. Their post-apocalyptic world is juxtaposed with bucolic, overgrown cities and a journey of hope, rebirth and retribution. Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off with ICBMs speeding toward Atlanta and Philadelphia. Last season, Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost) relentless quest to avenge her son’s death sent her on a heroic journey to The Tower, where she could turn the power back on, so the Rebels and Georgians could wage war against General Sebastian Monroe (David Lyons, ER) and defeat his treacherous Militia. Aaron Pittman (Zak Orth, “Romeo + Juliet”), a major player at Google, joined her on this suicide mission with the hope of restoring the world’s technology. Miles (Billy Burke, “The Twilight Saga”) discovered that Monroe was waiting at The Tower for Rachel and mounted a rescue mission with Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human), Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad), Jason Neville, and Nora. But our heroes soon discovered that former Department of Defense Secretary Randall Flynn (Colm Feore, The Borgias) had outwitted Monroe and hijacked The Tower for a sinister “Patriot” scheme. With help from a very reluctant Aaron, Randall turned the power back on and used the surge to send nuclear bombs to the Eastern seaboard. For four minutes, the power came on across the globe, creating what became known as the Surge. But something mysterious happened to our heroes during this phenomenon… This season, Revolution returns to its powerless roots and settles into Willoughby – a small town in the great nation of Texas. We flash forward three months to find Miles, Rachel and Aaron licking their wounds and lying low, aided by the town doctor, Gene Porter (Stephen Collins, 7th Heaven). Charlie sets off on a vision quest in the Plains Nation and a desperate Neville and Jason search a Georgian refugee camp for their beloved Julia. Though our heroes are scattered around the continent, one thing is clear: that harrowing trip to The Tower created some peculiar circumstances and altered the political landscape of the continent.

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond), must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she’s middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age. Frankie and her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she’ll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There’s Axl (Charlie McDermott), her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N’ Roses; Sue (Eden Sher), the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything… but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick (Atticus Shaffer), whose best friend is his backpack. Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.

Back in the GameBack in the Game, series premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

– Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson, Psych) was an All Star softball player until life threw her a couple curve balls: a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son Danny (Griffin Gluck) move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr. aka “The Cannon” (James Caan, Las Vegas). The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her youth, Danny wants to play Little League. His stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn’t even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the baseball field and his grandfather’s living room. When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the team, Danny’s disappointment forces Terry to face her past. So when a wealthy neighbor volunteers to finance a team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits.

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. With section chief Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) killed in the finale, season 9 will introduce Esai Morales’ Matt Cruz, who debuts in the third episode and shares a connection to A.J. Cook’s JJ that will remain secret…for now.

Law & Order: SVU, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– The longest-running spin-off of the Law & Order brand is now in its 14th season. This hard-hitting and emotional series chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Dedicated Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, heads up the department with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past – as a product of rape and a witness to her mother’s grief, she can personally relate to each victim she tries to help. Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) oversees the unit with a tough but supportive approach to the team’s complex cases, guiding the squad through the challenges they face every day. Sergeant John Munch, (Richard Belzer, “Homicide: Life on the Street”), a transfer from Baltimore’s homicide unit, brings his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills to the team. Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice-T) adds a unique sense of humor and undercover investigative experience, making him a formidable match for any partner. Returning for their second year are Detectives Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) and Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), who bring their own talents and style of investigation, all the while learning the ropes from senior detectives and facing head-on the emotional toll it takes to work the SVU.

Modern Family, 1-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– The laughs and awards just keep coming for ABC’s multi-Emmy-winning Modern Family! Phil Dunphy is a loving husband/devoted dad who dreams big while making the most out of the little things in life. Claire is his grounded, responsible, regimented (but in a good way) wife. These two are the perfect mix when it comes to raising their three way-different kids. Haley is the independent, eye-rolling teen. Middle sister Alex is wise beyond her years. Little brother Luke, well, isn’t. At least, that’s what he’d like you to think. Claire’s gruff, no-nonsense dad, Jay Pritchett, married a much younger Colombian beauty named Gloria. Her passion for life has rubbed off on her young son Manny, who marches to the beat of his own drum, usually in a burgundy dinner jacket. Jay has done the parent thing with his two adult kids and is currently enjoying Round 2 as dad to Manny. Round 3 just delivered a new baby boy for Gloria and Jay to keep the parenting challenges coming. Jay’s lawyer son, Mitchell, embraced a major life change when he and his carefree, trophy wife partner, Cameron, adopted their super-cute Vietnamese baby, Lily. They’re learning all the parenting ropes as they go. Attempts to adopt another child haven’t panned out. Fortunately, they have the loving support of their extended, eclectic, funny family to keeping them going strong.

Nashville, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

"Nashville" Season 2– In last season’s finale, Rayna and Deacon’s final moments left their lives hanging in the balance after that fiery car crash. But one thing is certain… their relationship will never be easy. Rayna will continue to be driven by her desire to expand upon her music empire, signing new talent and going head to head with a new label chief. Juliette is poised for a fresh start after her success was briefly mired by her short-lived marriage, an extortion plot, and the shocking death of her mother. As she continues to work towards shaping her sound and style, she’ll discover there isn’t a lot of room for error as emerging artists continue to nip at her heels. Deacon’s fall from grace will force him to evolve from his role as band leader to a position outside of his comfort zone. The question is whether or not there’ll be enough time to commit to his most important role of all…being a father. With Rayna’s record label backing her, Scarlett is still seeking out that magic she harnessed with Gunnar. Is Scarlett a flash in the pan? Or will she self-destruct before she’s had her moment in the spotlight? Gunnar is tragically aware that his window to stardom is beginning to close and that he’d better get his head back in the game. Did he ever really have what it takes to be a headliner or songwriter? Avery has had it all and lost it all. This time he’s made an unlikely ally, and nothing is going to keep him down or prevent him from getting back on that path to stardom. Teddy’s life has been turned upside-down since his break with Peggy, but nothing prepared him for how far she would be willing to go to get what she wanted.

CSI, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

– Last season left us with a cliffhanger—Morgan (Elizabeth Harnois) and Ellie (Nicki Aycox) were being held captive by a Dante—inspired serial killer—and season 14 starts off with a close-up of a casket at a memorial service. The fans will be shocked to discover who is in the casket. While George Eads’ Nick will be missing for several episodes due to a reported dispute with a showrunner, Marg Helgenberger will be returning for the 300th episode of the series, which takes the CSI family back to a cold case from season 1.

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Sunday, October 7th

Upstairs Downstairs, season premiere at 9pm on PBS

– During the quick three-episode debut season last year, Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard),  and his wife, Lady Agnes, moved into an abandoned house. It was 1936, a tumultuous time in Britain, and within the walls of 165 Eaton Place, characters from an orphanage, a damp Welsh castle, the heart of the British Raj and elsewhere together faced a changing world, not just upstairs and downstairs, but side by side. The period drama’s second season picks back up in 1938 and all is not well. The house witnesses a murder, Hitler is playing hardball with our diplomatic hero Sir Holland, and worst of all, newly hired maid Beryl Ballard (Laura Haddock) wants to wear her own stockings. The refurbished series isn’t as sharp as the 70s originals and the Hollands aren’t as juicy as Downton’s Granthams but it’s still a whole lot of fun to look at.

Monday, October 8th

Titanic: Blood and Steel, 2-hourminiseries premiere at 8pm on Encore

– Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic. Titanic: Blood & Steel is the untold story of the building of a legend, and the many lives it affected during its 3-year construction. To its wealthy investors, it was a dream. To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge. But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution. With Ireland under British rule, and theProtestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship…it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity. Featuring an internationally-acclaimed cast including Sir Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech”), Chris Noth (Sex and the City), Alessandra Mastronardi (Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love”), Kevin Zegers (Frozen) and Neve Campbell (“Scream”), Titanic: Blood & Steel is a powerful tale of love and insurrection in the heart of Belfast.

90210, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

– The fifth season of “90210” will find the gang struggling with the biggest issues of their lives. Having put their relatively carefree days at West Beverly behind them and launched themselves into adulthood, they will search for answers to their trials and tribulations with only their friendships to lean on. They will experience new love and old flames, loyalties being challenged and shocking betrayals. Some friendships will be tested, others will be renewed and new people who will try to infiltrate the close circle of friends. There are some things money can’t buy, even in 90210.

The Mortified Sessions, season premiere at 10pm on Sundance

– To see a different side of fame, you have to think out of the box…literally. The Mortified Sessions cracks opens a mystery box of the most revealing mementos from a celebrity’s past to shed light on who they are today. From embarrassing teenage photos to love-sick song lyrics, our treasure trove of personal history is always full of surprising and insightful revelations. Whether we lift the lid on laughter or tears, every item is a turning point in a life’s journey. Hosted by the creator of the nationwide performance sensation and bestselling book series, Mortified, every episode introduces you to the true person behind the image. And just as Facebook gives our memories new life, we now can all see a little bit of ourselves in our favorite celebrities. In the season premiere, Cougar Town’s Busy Phillips shares embarrassing stories from her youth that only make us love her more.

Tuesday, October 9th

Ink Master, season premiere at 10pm on Spike

– Spike’s highest-rated original series returns for its second season with two new back-to-back episodes. 16 of the country’s most skilled tattoo artists compete for $100K and the title of Ink Master when Spike’s top rated tattoo competition returns for its second season. ‘Living Canvasses’ are permanently marked in a series of extreme challenges that push the contestants to their limit, in this high-stakes elimination competition, hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by tattoo icons Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck.

Wednesday, October 10th

Arrow, series premiere at 8pm on The CW

– Based on the DC comic series, this new superhero action series from the CW stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow. After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he’s become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver’s own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

Nashville, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Nashville is Music City U.S.A. It’s where today’s top recording artists lay down tracks while tomorrow’s undiscovered talent fight to be heard. Music legend Rayna Jaymes reigns as the Queen of Country, but after two decades, her grip on the throne is slipping. Rayna refuses to be steamrolled by her record label as they present a new arrangement. And in the face of an evolving industry, Rayna is struggling to adapt and reinvent herself, which she must do if she plans to stay relevant. Juliette Barnes is sexy, sassy, and trails trouble in her wake— she’s also the country’s #1 crossover artist. In her climb to the top, Juliette’s public image is threatened by circumstances she struggles to control. And while she is determined to sit on Rayna’s throne, Juliette refuses to deal with her difficult past. Offstage, things aren’t much smoother for Rayna. Her father, Lamar Wyatt, Nashville’s most influential businessman, continues to complicate her life. Their strained relationship is defined by years of resentment and secrets that come to a head when Lamar and Rayna’s sister, Tandy, push Rayna’s husband to run for mayor. For husband Teddy Conrad, this marks an opportunity to share the spotlight with his wife instead of continuing to be the man behind the woman. With the backdrop of a thriving contemporary music scene, and a tense mayoral race, Nashville takes us into the cutthroat world of music and politics, showing what it really means to become a star and stay one.

Chicago Fire, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order franchise) and the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes the high-octane drama Chicago Fire—an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death. The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. When a tragedy claims one of their own, there’s plenty of guilt and blame to go around. Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer, House), in charge of the Truck, tries to carry on, but butts heads with the brash Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney, The Vampire Diaries) of the Rescue Squad – and each blames the other for their fallen team member. Adding to the turmoil, Casey, unbeknownst to his colleagues, is in the midst of a separation from Hallie (Teri Reeves, “Three Rivers”). The firehouse also includes Battalion Chief Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walker, “Oz”), a fireman’s fireman who is confronted by important personal decisions, paramedics Gabriela Dawson (Monica Raymund, The Good Wife) and Leslie Shay (Lauren German, Hawaii Five-O), who share a close bond and team together to face some of the most harrowing situations imaginable, Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett, Law & Order: SVU), an academy graduate who is the latest generation in a family of firefighters, and Christopher Herrmann (David Eigenberg, Sex and the City), a seasoned veteran who loses his home to foreclosure and now must uproot his family to move in with his in-laws.

Thursday, October 11th

Beauty and the Beast, series premiere at 9pm on The CW

– Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, Smallville, Chuck) is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective, who is haunted by her own tragic past. When she was a teenager, Cat witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Cat would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…though it was strange and terrifying, it was human. Years have passed, and although she thinks about her mother every day, Cat is now strong and confident, a capable police detective working with her equally talented partner, Tess Vargas (Nina Lisandrello, Nurse Jackie). While investigating a new case, Cat and Tess discover fingerprints that lead to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, Terra Nova), who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Digging deeper, Cat learns that Vincent is actually still alive. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years. With the help of his childhood friend J.T. Forbes, Vincent has been able to guard his terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat is stunned when Vincent admits he was the “animal” who saved her the night of her mother’s murder. Cat agrees to protect Vincent’s identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Cat and Vincent, who understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them. As she slowly comes to terms with Vincent’s monstrous alter-ego, Cat senses she can trust him in ways she hasn’t been able to trust any man before and, despite the obstacles between them, she realizes that she’s safer with him than anywhere else.