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Current, former vampire hunters star in fall lineup

Sarah Michelle Gellar admires herself in a window. Gellar has taken the identity of her twin sister in Ringer.  Photo courtesy CW
Sarah Michelle Gellar admires herself in a window. Gellar has taken the identity of her twin sister in Ringer. Photo courtesy CW

Ringer

Sarah Michelle Gellar admires herself in a window. Gellar has taken the identity of her twin sister in Ringer.  Photo courtesy CW
Sarah Michelle Gellar admires herself in a window. Gellar has taken the identity of her twin sister in Ringer. Photo courtesy CW

It’s about that time when networks begin to premiere their new television shows. Here are three top contenders for the fall season.

Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to television for the first time since Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended in 2003. Ringer follows Bridget Kelly, a woman who, in an attempt to escape her own troubled life, takes on the identity of her twin sister, Siobhan, who she believes has killed herself. Bridget soon learns her socialite sister’s life is far from perfect and full of danger and deceit. 

Gellar has always been an underrated actress. Ringer should give her the opportunity to show her capabilities. Ironically, The CW gave it the same time slot Buffy the Vampire Slayer once held. Ringer premiered on The CW Sept. 13 and will air at 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

 

Grimm

David Giuntoli stars as a paranormal detective in Grimm. Photo courtesy NBC
David Giuntoli stars as a paranormal detective in Grimm. Photo courtesy NBC

This show is a police procedural with a twist. What if the trolls, big bad wolves and witches from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales actually existed? What if those tales were, in all actuality, warnings for humankind to heed?

Detective Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) discovers he is the latest in a long line of warriors, known as Grimms, who have the responsibility of protecting the world from the sinister fairy tale monsters. With the help of his police partner (Russell Hornsby) and a reformed big bad wolf (Eddy Munroe), Nick will attempt to fulfill his destiny as a Grimm.

Television is saturated with the police procedural genre these days. Still, the concept here sounds good. Let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint. Grimm premieres 8 p.m. Oct. 21 on NBC.

 

Person Of Interest 

Jim Caviezel takes pictures of his mark in an episode of Person of Interest. He doesn’t know if he’s tracking a killer or a victim. Photo courtesy ABC
Jim Caviezel takes pictures of his mark in an episode of Person of Interest. He doesn’t know if he’s tracking a killer or a victim. Photo courtesy ABC

Like Grimm, this show is centered on a high concept. What if it was possible to predict future crimes? Jim Caviezel plays former CIA agent John Reese, who is hired by Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson), a mysterious billionaire who has developed a computer program that identifies those who are connected to a future crime. Mr. Finch wants John to help him prevent the violent crimes before they are committed. The only problem is that, while the program identifies those connected to the crime, it doesn’t determine whether they are the victim, the criminal or the witness. Person of Interest will premiere 9 p.m. Sept. 22 on CBS.

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