WRITTEN BY KRISTEN MORALE

Summer is over, and school is back in session. However it’s time to focus our attention on something a bit more exciting: the scripts and dramatic plots that constitute the exciting new television schedule for the upcoming fall season.

An impressive list of new programming, joined by viewer expectations of returning series, promises a schedule which contains everything from the comedic and somewhat inspiring happenings of the Glee cast, to the tenth, and concluding chapter of Smallville and its protagonist Clark Kent.

We will miss the lure of the undead as True Blood takes some time off, and reminisce of the rather turbulent history that came to life with concluding series of The Tudors.

However the addition of approximately two dozen new shows to our entertainment repertoire will be sure to reintroduce that “spark” in one’s television watching experience.

The CW has replaced summer reruns of the prematurely-ended series Moonlight in anticipation of the network’s new show Nikita (starring actors Maggie Q and Shane West).

Molding the story of law school hopeful and potential cheerleader Marti Perkins in the much acclaimed Hellcats, is allowing Smallville lead Tom Welling to act, this time accepting the role of the program’s executive producer.

ABC’s No Ordinary Family, which premiered on September 21st and stars Julie Benz and Michael Chiklis, arranges the unpredictable joining of The Fantastic Four with the more approachable material to be found on the network.

Moving right along, Fox hopes for success in the eyes of its viewers with Raising Hope, a show which introduces the challenges of unexpected parenthood.

The show is in great contrast with those comedic examples of family and at times offbeat humor in such animated programs as Family Guy and The Simpsons.

These are not the only networks to which premiering television shows will turn to.

NBC introduced Outlaw (premiered September 15th), while CBS’s Mike and Molly (September 20th) spread word of its arrival by the many posters seen daily by train commuters.

Saint Francis student Erin Reilly, since the end of True Blood, also looks forward to the March, 2011 season premiere of The United States of Tara,” stating that “The show is really different; it concerns how the main character copes with her life, trying to figure everything out, while also focusing on the family dynamics of living with someone like her, someone with Dissociative identity disorder.”

Erin anticipates that many of our favorites will make a great impression on viewers.

Don’t forget to catch up on the storylines of shows such as Gossip Girl, House, Glee, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Fringe, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Bones, plus many more that you will be sure to enjoy.

Whether you anticipate singing, dancing or the apocalypse, this year’s lineup will give everyone a little something more to think about.

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