For a second year in a row The CW has decided to launch its new season in October instead of the traditional September preferred by the other four major broadcasters in America. Their reasoning is to avoid shows getting lost in the ratings as the likes of CBS and ABC launch their big new shows and returning favourites.
So what returns when you may well be asking? Well on Monday 7th October Hart of Dixie returns for a third season while Beauty and the Beast returns for its second season. Wednesday 9th October will see the second season premier of the critically acclaimed Arrow starring Stephen Amell. Following it at 9pm will the launch of The Tomorrow People; the remake of the classic (and kitsch) UK cult series. The remake will star Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List and Mark Pellegrino.
Thursday 10th October will see The Vampire Diaries return for a fifth season though Mystic Falls may be a little empty with the exodus of the original vampires. Historical drama Reign, on the early years of Mary Queen of Scots, will follow at 9pm. The historical drama will star Adelaide Kane, Torrance Coombs, Alan Van Sprang and Toby Regbo.
The following week on Tuesday 15th will see the launch of The Originals; the spin-off from The Vampire Diaries. A back-door pilot aired during the fourth season of Vampire Diaries and The CW was impressed enough to give it a series; reviews from fans were a little more mixed though. The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin from the parent series with Charles Michael David and Leah Pipes. Following The Originals at 9pm will be the returning fan favourite Supernatural with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki once again battling evil.
On Friday 19th Sex and the City prequel The Carries Diaries will open its second season; the first was met with a lukewarm reception from fans of the HBO series but consensus was by its final few episodes it was beginning to find its feet.