What to Watch: The Biggest Premieres on TV and Movies This Week
Tonight is possibly the most anticipated premiere night of the season for drama fans, with newbie 666 Park Avenue joining acclaimed shows Once Upon A Time, Revenge, The Good Wife, and Homeland in the Sunday night lineup. It’s almost too much for our lil’ DVR to handle! Plus, you’ll want to yuck it up with the return of 30 Rock on Thursday, and make a date for Friday, because we’ve picked our favorite films debuting as well. Scroll down to see what we can’t wait to watch!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Once Upon A Time (8/7c on ABC)In this fairy tale gone wrong, the Evil Queen’s curse may have been lifted but there are new forces–and magic!–at work in the not-so-sleepy town of Storybrooke.
Revenge (9/8c on ABC)To say that we’re anxious to get back to this Hamptons soap is an understatement. In the sneak peak we see Ms. Emily Thorne picking up Nolan Ross and ominously telling him, “My priorities have shifted…back to the Hamptons.” What?! She’s like a better-dressed Batman.
666 Park Avenue (10/9c on ABC)Things get spooky at this coveted address when a bright-eyed young couple (played by Brothers & Sisters cutie Dave Annable and the always gorgeous Rachael Taylor) moves in and stirs the spirits.
The Good Wife (9/8c on CBS)Looks like fans are a little closer to finding out who Kalinda’s (Archie Panjabi) husband is! Tune in as the all-star cast returns (including Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies and the ever-witty Alan Cumming).
Homeland (10 p.m. EST on Showtime)If you didn’t watch the first season, please, catch up nowI There’s a reason the political thriller swept this year’s Emmy Awards, taking home statues for best drama, writing, actor (Damian Lewis) and actress (Claire Danes). And season two promises not to disappoint, delving even deeper into the secret world of Homeland Security–and its characters’ private lives.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
30 Rock (8/7c on NBC)Tina Fey and her comic crew return for (tear, sniffle) theirfinal season at 30 Rock. We expect quite a few familiar faces to reprise their roles before the show’s close—fingers crossed for a Jon Hamm cameo!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 OPENERS
ButterEnter the weird and wonderful world of butter-carving champion Bob (Ty Burrell) and his wife Laura (Jen Garner) in this hilarious flick, also starring, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, and Hugh Jackman.
The PaperboyNicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zach Efron, and John Cusack all give award-worthy performances but, be warned: the serious subject matter, revolving around a death-row inmate, is very disturbing.
FrankenweenieTim Burton does it again with this Halloween-tastic animated adventure about a boy and his dog, voiced by Winona Ryder and Martin Short, among others.
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— Angela Salazar