TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Most Anticipated Fall Show

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From a possible terrorist plot on American soil... to a newly-turned member of the undead... to revenge as a dish best served very hot in the Hamptons, the TV Fanatic staff has gathered below to consider upcoming storylines and answer one simple question:

Which returning fall show are we most excited about?

Read through the following responses and then weigh in with your own...

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Matt Richenthal: Homeland. There's simply no way that show can top its first season… right?!? Also, every single show on FX.

Miranda Wicker: The Vampire Diaries. Or Scandal. Or The Vampire Diaries. AHH! How to choose??

Steve Marsi: Definitely Vampire Diaries among those two options, Miranda. You're welcome. Elsewhere, let's try Revenge. Summer just hasn't been the same without Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe and Gabriel Mann.

Dan Forcella: I'm also most excited for Homeland. I'm hoping for a return to form, as its first season gave us some of the most intriguing, exciting and nerve-racking material on television last fall, but that bar might have been a bit too high to match.

Arlene Gonzalez: Are you kidding?!? Sons of Anarchy. Jax at the head of the throne? Tara as the new Gemma? Clay now the broken down king? Gemma hooking up with Jimmy Smits? Man oh man... I am chomping at the bit.

Christina Tran: Thanks to this past weekend's Season 1 marathon of Gossip Girl, I'm pumped up to see how the UES will bow out.

Chandel Charles: Psych. Iit's been way too long and Season 7 promises to be even bigger and even better than last season!

Nick McHatton: Tough call, but I'm going with Grey's Anatomy. The finale really shook the show up in ways that we haven't seen in years, and I'm wondering how Shonda is going to pull of her magic for this season premiere.

Carissa Pavlica: Fringe! They're sending my beloved Fringe Division off into the future and then they're gone for good. To say I have high expectations for the ending would be an understatement.

Jim Garner: Looking forward to Hawaii Five-0 and Christine Lahti as Steve's mom. Will be fun having another McGarrett in the world.

Carla Day: This is such a difficult decision. I'm looking forward to several shows, but if I can only pick one it is Fringe. Like Carissa said, it's the last season. With the jump to the future ... it should be epic!

Lindsey Kempton: I'm really excited about New Girl Season 2. It went through a lot of growing pains in season one, so I'm interested to see what the new season holds!

Sean McKenna: It has to be Person of Interest. Season one wasn't the best start, but as the show went on it kept delivering fantastic episodes that made me want to see where they were gonna take it next. I'm excited to see season two take that momentum and top it.

Christine Orlando: Castle! I'm literally counting the days. After four seasons of waiting Castle and Beckett are finally together and my shipper heart can't take the wait. It's been a long summer and season five can't start soon enough.

Lisa Palmer: Homeland. The Good Wife. Revenge. And they're all jammed into Sunday nights. 

Your turn, TV Fanatics: Which returning shows are you most looking forward to?


Revenge, Scandal, and my favorite show of all time: PSYCH! New Shows: Revolution
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Count me in for: REVENGE,PERSON OF INTEREST,NCIS,CRIMINAL MINDS,& 48 HRS. MYSTERY. SPECIAL NOTE:For those of you who miss Emily Prentiss,check out LAW & ORDER:SVU. Why, you ask? Because...........


1) Fringe and Covert Affairs Season 3 part 2
2) Once Upon a Time
3) Doctor Who And 2 news shows, Elementary and Arrow.


Scandal, hands down, originally only seven episodes, all were intriguing. The relationship between Olivia and her staff as well as the relationship between Olivia and the President, his wife and Chief of Staff. WOW, what legends are made of. Can't wait to see how the President reacts to "the Betrayal". Person of Interest, Bones, Castle and Hawaii Five O, round it off.


as for me alot of these lost on,,i'm #1 for ncis,,true blood,,person of interest,,dallas,,heard army wifes was done,,misses some of dallas,,hope they will do a restart,,off cource blue bloods,,i jump around on what i watch,,but cbs is the only real channel i can get,,, there are a couple others cant think of the name,,lookin forward 2 this vegas show comin on ,,also i watch burn notice,,havent gotten 2 c any of them so far cbs ,,and a few others have kept me away,,countin down the days for the new season,,of ncis,,good luck 2 all the shows this year,,also the new elementary show,,thanks 4 bring us good shows,,:)..D


I can't wait for Rizzoli & Isles Season 4. Best cop show ever.


It has to be The Mentalist. Great story, great acting, wonderful characters. It's the only series I've ever watched where the lead character was truly 3 dimensional. A whole life story there that explains his motivations. Also, no macho stuff, no constant, really stupid sex scenes, no loud music, not constant beatings and car chases and explosions. I had to give up on Hawaii Five-0 because the crappy background music drowned out the dialog. Also, can't Person of Interest tell a story without someone getting beaten half to death every episode? The Mentalist is pure entertainment.


Person of Interest was so excellent last year I can hardly wait to see what happens with Reese and Finch. Mentalist always delivers and so does the number one comedy Modern Family. I can't believe I am saying this, but I am so looking forward to Once Upon A Time. Normally this tyme of show would be way outside my wheelhouse, yet I was hooked by episode 3. Oh and lets not forget, Southland! That show is great.


Castle first, Fringe second.


The Vampire Diaries of coz!!and also REVENGE!!it is very addicting,just love EMILY VANCAMP,gossip girl season finale eventhought just 10 episode,sad!!!bones too!!!