Primetime Preview: American Horror Story, Arrow and More

by | October 9, 2013 | Comments

Welcome to Primetime Preview, RT’s compendium of the primetime shows that are worth your time. This evening’s slate includes three premieres (American Horror Story, Arrow, The Tomorrow People), new episodes of a couple intriguing new shows (Super Fun Night, Back in the Game) and a bunch of returning favorites (Modern Family, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). So grab your remote, find your favorite spot on the couch, and tune in for lots of television goodness!

Premiering Tonight:


American Horror Story: Coven

FX’s popular horror anthology series returns for its third season, which focuses on a modern-day school for witches in New Orleans. In the season premiere of Coven, a young girl is enrolled in a “special” school after she discovers she possesses a rather unique genetic trait.
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Arrow: Season 2

Thanks to polished action sequences, solid storytelling, and intriguing characters, the first season of Arrow was a critical success. In tonight’s season two premiere, Oliver returns to Starling City after the Undertaking, only to find that Isabel is peparing for a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated.
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The Tomorrow People: Season 1

CW’s latest supernatural drama is based on the British series of the same name, centering on a group of young people with evolved powers. The pilot episode establishes the struggle between them and the militant scientists who believe they are a threat to humanity.
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Back in the Game: Season 1

The critics say James Caan is appealing as an arrogant ex-jock, but Back in the Game is full of stale jokes and crude humor that isn’t very family friendly. In tonight’s episode, Terry (Maggie Lawson) wonders whether a girlfriend might calm her father’s nerves a bit.
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Criminal Minds: Season 9

Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, and Matthew Gray Gubler are back for the ninth season of CBS’ FBI procedural; tonight, the team tries to stpo a sniper who’s terrorizing Dallas and might be motivated by history.
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 14

Now entering its fourteenth season, the popular crime procedural shows no signs of letting up, as Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue continue to lead grisly discoveries in Las Vegas; tonight, the team investigates a deadly fire at a rock venue.
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Ironside: Season 1

Critics say Ironside is an unnecessary, lackluster remake that could be a decent police procedural if it wasn’t so mundane and monotonous. Tonight, the past comes back to haunt Ironside when a murder suspect is released from jail.
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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9

Critics say It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is still consistently wild, wicked, and hilarious in equal measure. Tonight, our heroes get caught up in the midst of an armed robbery.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15

On tonight’s edition of the venerable procedural, Cassidy (Dean Winters) goes undercover to investigate claims of corruption within a police unit.
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The League: Season 5

Critics say its humor might wear thin for some, but The League‘s fifth season keeps the laughs coming with memorable guest stars, crude jokes, and typically silly antics. Tonight, Taco Corp. expands into the petting zoo business.
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The Middle: Season 5

Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn are back for another go-round as the Hecks in ABC’s observational sitcom. On tonight’s episode, Sue (Eden Sher) gets a job in order to make enough money to buy a car.
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Modern Family: Season 5

The Emmy-winning sitcom returns for its fifth season, which finds the Pritchett clan a little older, a little wiser, and just as prone to get into trouble. In tonight’s episode, Cameron finds it difficult to tell his visiting sister about his engagement, while Phil and Claire engage in a battle of wills and Gloria struggles to accept she may need reading glasses.
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Nashville: Season 2

In Season 2 of ABC’s musical drama, Country diva Rayna James (Connie Briton) and young rising star Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) continue to fight for the spotlight. Tonight, Juliette performs at a swanky private party, while Will and Scarlet get makeovers and Deacon worries how his past will influence his relationship with Maddie.
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Revolution: Season 2

The critics say Revolution‘s grim, electricity-free dystopian setting has been a more interesting place to visit in its second season. Tonight, Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) goes on a mission to rescue Miles (Billy Burke).
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South Park: Season 17

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s long-running animated series continues to skewer the pop culture landscape; tonight, Cartman becomes an armed vigilante.
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Super Fun Night: Season 1

Despite the presence of the funny and talented Rebel Wilson, critics say Super Fun Night is overreliant on tired, clichéd weight jokes. Tonight, Kimmie (Wilson) creates online dating profiles for her friends.

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