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Fall TV week four: First CW newbies premiere

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- We've nearly reached the end of all the new fall premieres. After the five that make their debut this week, only three more remain. In this week's batch of newbies, the last of the five networks -- The CW -- joins the fray.

Here's a look at what we've got coming up:

"The Millers": 8:30 p.m. Thursday, CBS. Sitcom from Greg Garcia ("Raising Hope," "My Name is Earl," "Yes, Dear") about a TV reporter whose own divorce spurs his parents to divorce. His mother moves in with him, and his dad moves in with his sister. Starring Will Arnett ("Arrested Development"), Beau Bridges (the "Stargate" franchise), Margo Martindale ("Justified"), Jayma Mays ("Glee") and J.B. Smoove ("'Til Death").

On a side note, though Jayma Mays has a main role on the show, she has said she will still appear on some episodes of "Glee" this season. It will, however, be her last season with the show.

"Welcome to the Family": 8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC. Sitcom about a white family and a Latino family brought together by their teens' unplanned pregnancy. Starring Mike O'Malley ("Yes, Dear"), Ricardo Chavira ("Desperate Housewives"), Mary McCormack ("In Plain Sight"), Justina Muchado ("Six Feet Under"), Ella Rae Peck ("Deception") and Joseph Haro ("Awkward").

"Sean Saves the World": 9 p.m. Thursday, NBC. Sitcom about a divorced father juggling trying to be the best dad ever to his newly moved-in teen daughter with working for a demanding new boss and dealing with his pushy mother. Starring Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace"), Linda Lavin ("Alice"), Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!"), Megan Hilty ("Smash"), Echo Kellum ("Ben and Kate") and newcomer Samantha Isler as Sean's daughter.

"The Originals": 9 p.m. Thursday, The CW (then moves to regular 8 p.m. Tuesday timeslot). "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off set in New Orleans and focusing on Klaus and the original vampire family. Starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gilles, Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin of the original, plus Charles Michael Davis ("Grey's Anatomy"), Danielle Campbell ("Prom"), Leah Pipes ("Pixel Perfect") and Daniella Pineda.

"The Tomorrow People": 9 p.m. Wednesday, The CW. Remake of the British sci-fi series about young adults with supernatural powers who are hunted by a group that considers them a threat to mankind. Starring Robbie Amell ("1600 Penn," cousin of "Arrow's" Stephen Amell), Peyton List ("Mad Men"), Mark Pellegrino ("Being Human"), Aaron Yoo ("Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist") and Australian actor Luke Mitchell.

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Cable series premieres: "Deadtime Stories," 8 p.m. Thursday, Nickelodeon (scary stories for kids; based on book series of same name and starring "Wizards of Waverly Place's" Jennifer Stone); "Society X with Lisa Ling," 10 p.m. Thursday, E! (investigating questionable pop culture trends, starting with synthetic drugs); "Witches of East End," 10 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime (drama about a mother and her adult daughters who are powerful, immortal witches); "Alaskan Women Looking for Love," 10 p.m. Sunday, TLC (dating show); "Mighty Med," 8:30 p.m. Monday, Disney XD (comic book fanboys get an after-school job at a hospital for superheroes; starring "A.N.T. Farm's" Jake Short and "Good Luck Charlie's" Bradley Steven Perry); "Big Tips Texas," 10 p.m. Wednesday, MTV (follows women who work at a bar outside of Dallas).

Network season premieres: "The Vampire Diaries," 8 p.m. Thursday, CW; "Scandal," 10 p.m. Thursday, ABC (clip show of major storylines to date at 8 p.m.); "Austin City Limits," 10 p.m. Saturday, PBS2 (with Juanes and Jesse & Joy); "America's Funniest Home Videos," 7 p.m. Sunday, ABC; "Masterpiece Classic: The Paradise," 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS (adaptation of Emile Zola's "The Ladies' Paradise"); "Hart of Dixie," 8 p.m., and "Beauty and the Beast," 9 p.m. Monday, CW (new timeslots); "The Biggest Loser," 8 p.m. Tuesday, NBC (former "American Idol" Ruben Studdard competes); "Supernatural," 9 p.m. Tuesday, CW (new timeslot); "Arrow," 8 p.m. Wednesday, CW (guest starring Summer Glau).

Cable season premieres: "Beyond Scared Straight," 10 p.m. Thursday, A&E; "North Woods Law," 10 p.m. Thursday, Animal Planet; "Staten Island Law," 10 p.m. Friday, OWN; "Drop Dead Diva," 9 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime; "Alaska: The Last Frontier," 9 p.m., and "Buying Alaska," 10 p.m. Sunday, Discovery; "American Horror Story: Coven," 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX.

Sneak preview: "Criss Angel BeLIEve," 11 p.m. Tuesday, Spike TV (exploring the principles of magic).

Season finales: "Hell on Wheels," 9 p.m. Saturday and "Low Winter Sun," 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC.

Specials: "Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame," 10 p.m. Friday, CMT; "Elton John in Concert," 8 p.m. Saturday, PBS; "House of Versace," 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime (Donatella Versace biopic); "Christopher Titus: Voice in My Head," 10 p.m. Saturday, Comedy Central; "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror," 8 p.m. Sunday, Fox.

Guest stars: Kristen Bell on "Parks and Recreation," 8 p.m. Thursday, NBC; Julianne Hough (sitting in for Len Goodman) on "Dancing with the Stars," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC; John Ratzenberger on "CSI," 10 p.m. Wednesday, CBS.

Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.


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