October 2014 TV Premiere Dates

September has been a great month for TV so far, with the final seasons of Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire lighting up the screen and the NFL now on 3 days a week. With Fall now in full-swing (like it or not), it’s time to get your DVR ready for October 2014 TV premieres. Aside for the spoils Trick-or-Treatin’ and the numerous horror marathons we’re bound to be in for this month, television might be the only damn good thing about this month…

Below are the TV premieres anticipated for October, along with date, time, and network.

WARNING: if you’re not caught up on two of these shows, there may be spoilers below. You’ve been given advance notice.

(all times in CST)

American Horror Story: Freakshow, Wednesday 9pm on FX (begins Oct. 8th)

If you’re not a fan of clowns, maybe best to avoid the 4th (and final, for Jessica Lange) installment of Ryan Murphy’s epic anthology series. As the name implies, AHS moves from black magic to the traveling carnival this season; fan-favorites and AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, and Gabourey Sidibe will return, along with Kathy Bates and (one of my favorites) The Shield‘s Michael Chiklis.

The Walking Dead, Sunday 8pm on AMC (begins Oct. 12th)

Season 4 of The Walking Dead concluded with our heroes being trapped in a boxcar, waiting their fate at the hands of the cannibals at “Terminus” (I knew that name meant no-good). If you’ve seen any of the trailers for the upcoming season, you already know that this is going to be a wild one. Will Glenn lose his head (literally)? How will Rick & co escape the maniacs who captured them? WHERE THE HELL IS BETH!?! We’ll have answers to this & much more soon; question is, will we like them?

Also, to note, for fans of FX’s The Strain (like, myself, for instance), the finale will air at 9pm on the same night as The Walking Dead premieres.

Other October 2014 TV premiere dates (new shows in bold):

  • Criminal Minds, 10/1, 8pm on CBS
  • The Biggest Loser, 10/2, 7pm on NBC
  • Gracepoint10/2, 8pm on Fox
  • Bad Judge, 10/2, 8pm on NBC
  • Homeland, 10/5, 8pm on Showtime
  • Mulaney, 10/5, 8:30pm on Fox
  • Supernatural, 10/9, 8pm on The CW
  • Arrow, 10/8, 7pm on The CW
  • The Affair10/12, 9pm on Showtime
  • Jane the Virgin, 10/13, 8pm on The CW
  • The Voice, 10/14, 7pm on NBC
  • Grimm, 10/24, 8pm on NBC
  • Constantine, 10/24, 9pm on NBC
  • 2 Broke Girls, 10/27, 7pm on CBS
  • The Big Bang Theory, 10/30, 7pm on CBS
  • Two and a Half Men, 10/30, 8pm on CBS
  • Elementary, 10/30, 9pm on CBS