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Fall 2001 TV Lineup
While letting us down with the lack of quality dark serials, ABC has provided us with a couple of good selection with their Big Picture Show this summer including Stephen King's Thinner and Casper. They haven't announced their Fall Big Picture Shows yet but let's hope they have something to send shivers up our spines.
New on CBS this fall, Wolf Lake is about a small Pacific Northwest town where its usual tranquility is being shattered by strange and gruesome occurrences. Soon it is discovered that some of the residents can shape-shift into wolves.
Wolf Lake will air 10 p.m. Wednesdays this fall.
Cast includes: Lou Diamond Phillips, Graham Greene, Tim Matheson, Stacy Edwards, and Scott Bairstow.
Salem Witch Trials
Also on CBS this fall will be the mini-series, SALEM WITCH TRIALS.
The series will air in CBS' movie of the week spot on dates that have yet to be announced. I for one am hoping for an October broadcast.
Cast includes: Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Bates and Gloria Reuben
Fox continues with it's groundbreaking series The X-Files. For those of you who haven't seen it or don't know what it's about. Have you been living in a cave?? The series has grown a bit long in the tooth but with the return of David Duchovney you can expect great things.
The X-Files will air in it's usual Sunday at 9 PM spot on FOX.
Cast includes: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovney, Robert Patrick, Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish
In Search Of...
The wildly popular series In Search Of... returns this fall to once again chill, creep, and inform viewers about the mysterious, strange, and supernatural. The new series is produced by Alan Landsburg, creator of the original series, and will be hosted by veteran X-Files star Mitch Pileggi and features new investigations in a fresh contemporary style.
Slated for an initial run of eight episodes, planned investigations include: "The Johnson Bigfoot Encounter", Zombies, Stigmata, Earthquake prediction, The Tesla Death Ray, Scandinavian Lake Monsters, and The Catacomb Mummies.
Exact times and dates of airing have yet to be finalized but In Search Of... will air during primetime followed ten days later by encore presentations on the USA network.
Cast includes: Mitch Pileggi
13 Days of Halloween
Fox Family will have the best Halloween lineup I've seen in years this Halloween. Starting October 19th, FF will fill their primetime lineup with a delectable variety of horror movies and special series. Movies will include, to name just a few, Adams Family Reunion, Casper, The Lake, When Good Ghouls Go Bad and Mad Monster Party! Definitely VCR worthy offerings.
Remember when you were a child and your friends dared you to say "Bloody Mary" five times in a dark room? Fox Family takes the dare to the next level in their Scariest Places on Earth series, hosted by Linda Blair, where friends and families are dared to spend the night in haunted places. Among the many scary places the series visits it takes you from the haunted cells of Alcatraz to the spooky bowls of the Queen Mary, it delves deep in to Palermo Catacombs and ends with a ghoulish night in Vlad the Impailer's castle.
For more information visit the Fox Family Channel website at http://www.foxfamilychannel.com.
NBC continues to ignore the popularity of horror entertainment for another season. Instead they are going to add more of the tired ol' crime dramas. Oh NBC, why hast thou forsaken me.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
UPN is the new home of Buffy as she returns again for her fifth year as a slayer. In a move that would make any soap writer proud, prior to moving Buffy to UPN the WB decided to off her in last season's finale. It'll be interesting to see how they explain this one. A good ol' fashion dream sequence perhaps ala who shot JR?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer will air 8 p.m. on Tuesdays this Fall.
Cast includes: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head, Amber Benson
Special Unit 2
Special Unit 2 (SU2) makes its return for season two. For those of you who missed SU2, and if ratings are an indication many of you did, here is a short synopsis. Links, mythological creatures like werewolves and gargoyles, that you thought were just the stuff of legend are real and they like to live in Chicago. The Chicago PD has an ultra secret task force for dealing with these creatures called... you guessed it, Special Unit 2. SU2 hunts down problem links with the help of futuristic weapons and a little help from friendly links like Carl (Danny Woodburn) a kleptomaniac gnome. The final product comes out a little like a cross between The X-Files and Scooby Doo which makes for great fun.
Special Unit 2 will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Cast includes: Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant, Danny Woodburn
Angel the famously popular spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer returns for another season on the WB this time without the support of the slayer herself. Angel's mission is the same, to help the unfortunate residents of Los Angeles in an effort to make amends for the centuries of misery he has inflicted on humanity.
Angel returns in its Monday at 9 p.m. time slot
Cast includes: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards
The Power of Three is broken forever, or is it? This is how Charmed ends it's third season. However, Charmed begins its fourth season on the WB with a major change in lineup. Gone is Prue (Shannen Doherty) and entering is Rose McGowan who will play a long lost sister to Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) and Piper (Holly Marie Combs).
Charmed will air in its usual Thursday at 9 p.m. time slot
Cast includes: Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, Brian Krause, and Julian McMahon
Starting in late Summer and continuing into the fall is the WB's newest dark comedy, Dead Last. Dead Last is about a struggling rock group on the verge of being discovered when they make a discovery of their own - a cursed amulet that gives them the dubious talent of seeing spirits. Suddenly, their popularity skyrockets - if only with the dead. They find themselves anointed with the often amusing task of helping the dearly departed cope with their peculiar dilemmas so the dead can move on to the next world. The amulet puts the band's fragile relationships to the test when they find they can't get rid of it. The ensuing parade of apparitions demanding mortal assistance puts a strain on both their patience and sanity. Slowly, the trio realizes that this is their new lot in life - and that "moving on" isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Dead Last debuts on the WB Tuesday August 14.
Cast includes:Tyler Labine, Kett Turton, Sara Downing, Wayne Pére
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Marking it's second year on the WB Sabrina the Teenage Witch returns this Fall as a sophomore in college. Living away from home Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) finds two new passions in life Journalism and Josh (David Lascher).
Sabrina will continue in its Friday at 8 p.m. timeslot
Cast includes: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay, Soleil Moon Frye, David Lascher, Elisa Donovan, Trevor Lissauer
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