October TV: When Your Favorite Shows Return
Criminal Minds kicks off its tenth season with the criminal procedural drama continuing to follow a team of profilers from the FBI’S Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The show airs at 9 p.m. EST.
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs return as 2 Broke Girls and Brooklyn roommates who share a dream of opening a cupcake business. The show is entering its fourth season, which will air at 8 p.m. EST.
The single-camera family sitcom The Millers, starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale, kicks off the network’s fall Thursday comedy nights with its second season premiere at 8:30 p.m EST. Two and a Half Men follows with the debut of its 12th and final season at 9 p.m. EST. Rounding out the night at 10 p.m. EST is the return of the Sherlock Holmes remake, Elementary, starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller.
Last Man Standing, following Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter, a husband and father of three daughters who fights to maintain his masculinity in his world filled by women, returns for its fourth season. The sitcom airs at 8 p.m. EST.
About a Boy, the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1998 novel starring David Walton, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, and Al Madrigal, kicks off its second season at 9:30 p.m EST.
Grimm, the cop procedural fantasy drama, enters its fourth season with a premiere at 9 p.m. EST.
Vampire Diaries, the supernatural drama starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder, kicks off its sixth season at 8 p.m. EST. It’s followed by the second season premiere of historical fiction series Reign, which stars Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1557 France. The show, co-starring Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, and Toby Regbo, airs at 9 p.m. EST.
The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spin-off that centers around the Mikaelson siblings, enters its second season. The premiere airs at 8 p.m. EST.
Supernatural returns for its tenth season, with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles back to fend off more demons and bad guys as brothers Sam and Dean Winchester. The show airs at 9 p.m. EST.
Arrow’s third season premiere airs at 8 p.m. EST. Based on DC Comics character Green Arrow, the series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, and David Ramsey.
The 100, the post-apocalyptic drama series that follows a group of 100 juveniles sent to Earth after its destroyed by a devastating nuclear war, debuts its second season at 9 p.m. EST.
Featuring the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Bob’s Burgers, the Emmy-nominated animated sitcom centering on the Belchers family and their hamburger restaurant, kicks off its fifth season at 7:30 p.m. EST.
The Walking Dead, one of the most watched and much discussed dramas on TV, returns for a fifth season. The post-apocalyptic drama airs at 9 p.m. EST.
Homeland kicks off its highly anticipated fourth season with a 2-hour premiere starting at 9 p.m. EST. The Emmy-award winning political thriller stars Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison.
Web Therapy, starring Lisa Kudrow as Internet therapist Fiona Wallace, kicks off its fourth season. The well-received show, which made its transition from an online to an on-screen series in 2011, airs at 11 p.m. EST.
American Horror Story: Freak Show, the latest of the horror anthology TV series American Horror Story, features a multitude of returning cast members from previous installments of the show, such as Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Denise O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, and more. Set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida, this season will follow the story of one of the last remaining freak shows in America. It airs at 9 p.m. EST.