If you enjoyed our September TV schedule, you’re going to love October’s. The networks are rolling out the big dogs with some major returns. The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and more are coming home to roost. There are also a slew of new shows eager to catch your attention. Below, we’ve mapped out their premiere dates, along with a few must-see spotlight series. Mark your calendars, and get to it!

(New series in bold)

Oct. 2 – Spotlight – Hart of Dixie

  • Hart of Dixie (CW) – 8 p.m. ET/PT – Hart of Dixie is the little engine that could. After narrowly escaping cancellation, the drama returns with a new season and a heated love triangle. Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is stuck between two hot men: Wade (Wilson Bethel) and George (Scott Porter). Who will she choose?
  • Raising Hope (Fox) – 8 p.m. ET/PT


  • Supernatural (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 4

  • 30 Rock (NBC) – 8 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 7

  • American’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – 7 p.m. ET/PT
  • The Cleveland Show (FOX) – 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Steel Magnolias (Lifetime) 9 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 8

  • 90210 (CW) – 8 p.m. ET/PT
  • Gossip Girl (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 9

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 10 – Spotlight – Arrow

Arrow (CW) – 8 p.m. ET/PT -  Has The CW found its Smallville replacement? Time will tell as they unveil Arrow, a new drama loosely based on the Green Arrow comic. Stephen Amell takes on the role of Starling City’s greatest protector. The hero has been described as a Jason Bourne-esque vigilante, with a touch of Batman.
  • Chicago Fire (NBC) – 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • Nashville (ABC)  – 10 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 11

  • The Vampire Diaries (CW)  – 8 p.m. ET/PT
  • Beauty and the Beast (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) – 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • The League (FX) – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 14 – Spotlight – The Walking Dead

  • The Walking Dead (AMC) – 9 p.m. ET/PT – Run for your lives! The Walking Dead season three has two things fans have been clamoring for: The Governor (David Morrissey) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). Not only that, but the survivors are finally heading to the prison and taking a more proactive stance. They’re done living in denial. This will be one of the deadliest seasons yet.

Oct. 16

  • Emily, Owens M.D. (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT
  • Covert Affairs (USA) 10 p.m. ET/PT
  • Flashpoint (ION) 10 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 17

  • Suburgatory (ABC) – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) – 10 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 19

  • Whitney (NBC) – 8 p.m. ET/PT
  • Community (NBC) – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Nikita (CW) – 9 p.m. ET/PT
  • Hunted – (Cinemax) 10 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 23 – Spotlight – Happy Endings

  • Happy Endings (ABC) – 9  p.m. ET/PT – Happy Endings is a show that needs and deserves your attention. Similar to Community and New Girl, it features a great ensemble cast. The hilarious Damon Wayans, Jr. and Adam Pally are reasons enough to tune in.
  • Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Oct. 26

  • Touch (FOX) – 8 p.m. ET/PT

What October premiere are you the most excited for?