ABC has released some of its shows season premier spoilers. Below are a handful, including some of the new shows I’m thinking of watching.
-On “Castle,” it’s the morning after Castle and Beckett finally did the deed!
-On “Private Practice,” Addison makes a choice, Pete goes on the run, and Sheldon’s back with his ex-wife?
-On “Grey’s Anatomy” the doctors adjust to events of the plane crash, and we learn who else may not have survived the crash . . .
-On “Last Resort” (New Show) is about a US Nuclear Submarine caught in a crises that could spark WWIII.
-On “Once Upon A Time,” the fairytale characters know who they are, but they are still stuck in Storybrooke. Things get worse when Gold releases magic back into the town!
-On “Revenge” Emily is back, and there isn’t much to go on here. (I wasn’t originally going to stick with this show, but they’ve sandwiched it between “Once” and “666″ so I probably will end up watching it.)
-On “Apartment 666″ (New Show) welcome to The Drake, an apartment building managed by two evil landlords who are out to steal the souls of their tenants!
Read on for the full spoilers . . .
IT’S THE MORNING AFTER FOR CASTLE & BECKETT, AS SEASON 5 OF “CASTLE” GETS UNDERWAY, SEPTEMBER 24 ON ABC
“After the Storm” – After four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Richard Castle and Kate Beckett finally gave in to their feelings for each other in the much anticipated Season 4 finale. Season 5 picks up on the proverbial morning after, with Castle and Beckett facing new questions — Was this a one-time fling, or are they now a couple? But before they find the answers, they must take on the forces responsible for Beckett’s mother’s murder that now threaten Kate Beckett’s life. The Season 5 premiere of “Castle” airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. Also in the episode, Jack Coleman (“Heroes”) guest stars as a well-liked U.S. Senator who finds himself in conflict with Beckett.
Guest Cast: Jack Coleman as Senator Bracken, Tahmoh Penikett as Cole Maddox, Maurice Warfield as Vice President Russell, Geoff Pierson as Mr. Smith.
ADDISON ENJOYS HER BLOSSOMING ROMANCE, AND THE DOCTORS SUPPORT VIOLET AS PETE HEADS INTO COURT, ON THE SIXTH-SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S “PRIVATE PRACTICE”
“Aftershock” – Addison settles into her new life after making a decision between Jake and Sam; Violet fears the worst when Pete doesn’t show up to his preliminary court hearing; and Charlotte swears Cooper to secrecy when she receives shocking news. Meanwhile, Amelia celebrates one year of sobriety and Sheldon rekindles a romance with his ex-wife, on the sixth-season premiere of “Private Practice,” TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring Alex Rocco as Ed Diamanti, Justina Machado as Stephanie Kemp, and Jillian Bach as Debra Diamanti.
THE DOCTORS MUST PICK UP THE PIECES AFTER A TRAGIC PLANE CRASH, ON THE SEASON 9 PREMIERE OF ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
“Going Going Gone” – The doctors of Seattle Grace are faced with the aftermath of last season’s plane crash. As they try to move on with their lives, they must learn to adapt to the changes, cope with their losses and move forward with their relationships and careers, on the ninth-season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest cast for “Going Going Gone” includes William Daniels as Dr. Thomas, Jason George as Ben, Steven Culp as Dr. Parker, Gaius Charles as Shane, Philip Casnoff as Dr. Mel Barnett, Camilla Luddington as Josephine, Tina Majorina as Heather, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie and Tessa Ferrer as Leah.
THE CREW OF A U.S. NUCLEAR SUBMARINE RECEIVE ORDERS TO ATTACK A FOREIGN COUNTRY, ON THE PREMIERE OF “LAST RESORT,” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 ON ABC
“Captain” – Five hundred feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine “USS Colorado” – the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built — receive their orders. Over a communications channel designed only to be used if the U.S. homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country. Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders, only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also demands confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is fired upon and hit. The submarine and its crew, honorable patriots, now find themselves crippled on the ocean floor and declared rogue enemies of their own country, on the premiere of “Last Resort,” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Last Resort” stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal, and Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.
Guest Cast: Michael Ng as Sonar Operator Cameron Pitts, Daniel Bess as Lt. Chris Cahill, Kasim Saul as Seaman Lawrence, Jason Quinn as Seaman Jones, Mary Gutzi as Dodds.
REALITY AND MYTH BEGIN TO MERGE AS THE FAIRYTALE CHARACTERS AWAKEN FROM EVIL QUEEN REGINA’S BROKEN CURSE, MAGIC IS INTRODUCED TO STORYBROOKE, AND PRINCE PHILLIP AWAKENS HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY, AURORA, BUT DISCOVERS THAT HE AND TRAVELING COMPANION MULAN WILL SOON HAVE TO FACE A DEADLY FOE, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”
Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”) Guest Stars as Aurora
Jamie Chung (“Sucker Punch,” “The Hangover Part II”) Guest Stars as Mulan
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite everyone to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on one’s GPS… but it’s a place where magic is coming.
In Season One of “Once Upon a Time,” Evil Queen Regina had cast a curse that brought the fairytale characters into our modern world and trapped them in Storybrooke with no memory of their former selves. Here they languished, ageless for 28 years, until Emma Swan stumbled upon them through her son, Henry, whom she had given up for adoption years ealier. Over time Emma came to understand that she herself was the progeny of fairy tale characters – Snow White and Prince Charming – and having begun to see cracks in Regina’s curse and her hold on Storybrooke, set about breaking both.
In the Season Two premiere episode, “Broken,” reality and myth begin to merge as the fairytale characters awaken from Evil Queen Regina’s broken curse and remember who they were. But to their dismay, they aren’t transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin – aka Mr. Gold – in an effort to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina, has introduced magic into the town. In fairytales magic has its place, but in our world it can have unfathomable consequences. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land, Prince Phillip awakens his sleeping beauty, Aurora (Sarah Bolger, “The Tudors”), but discovers that he and his traveling companion, Mulan (Jamie Chung, “Sucker Punch,” “The Hangover Part II”), will soon have to face a deadly foe, on the Season Premiere of “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring are Raphael Sbarge as Archie Hopper/Jiminy Cricket, Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, David Anders as Dr. Whale, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy, Michael Raymond-Jones as mysterious man, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Sarah Bolger as Aurora, Jamie Chung as Mulan, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful and Julian Morris as Prince Phillip.
WHAT WILL EMILY’S NEXT MOVE BE…? — ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC’S “REVENGE”
“Revenge” Moves to a New Night and Time, Sundays at 9:00 p.m., ET
“Destiny” – In the wake of last summer’s events in the Hamptons and with the ante even higher, what will Emily’s next move be? Will she be able to manage her heart and keep her emotions from getting in the way of her resolve to avenge her father? The Season Two premiere of “Revenge” airs on the series’ new night and time, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Takeda, Margarita Levieva as Amanda Clarke and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Kara Wallace Clarke.
ENTER THE SEDUCTIVE WORLD OF THE DRAKE, WHERE YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES AND BURNING AMBITIONS WILL BE FULFILLED FOR A PRICE — AND MAYBE YOUR SOUL — ON THE PREMIERE OF “666 PARK AVENUE,” SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 ON ABC
What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside “666 Park Avenue,” New York’s most seductive address. We all have some burning need, desire and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, these will all be met – for a price – courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran. But be careful what you wish for, because the price you may pay is your soul. ABC’s wickedly sexy and spine-tingling new drama about fulfilling our deepest desires, “666 Park Avenue,” will premiere SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” when Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, the glamorous center of industry and media, they are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake by its wealthy owners, Gavin (Terry O’Quinn) and Olivia Duran (Vanessa Williams) – and the seduction begins. Jane, a small town girl with big ambitions, always knew she wanted to be an architect. Henry, a member of the Mayor’s staff, is grounded, intelligent and tenacious. They are lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York’s wealthy elite. But they soon wonder what they’ve gotten themselves into when they unwittingly bump into the dark embrace of the building’s mysterious supernatural forces which endanger the lives of their residents.
Gavin, who has many skeletons in his own closet, is at the height of his world and commands the dark power of The Drake. Olivia, his beautiful but enigmatic, supportive wife, wears her elegance, wealth and position in society like armor… but cracks will slowly be revealed.
Jane and Henry are not the only ones to fall prey to the machinations of Gavin and Olivia. There are other residents, including Brian Leonard (Robert Buckley), a young playwright pining for his early success and promise. Brian’s wife, Louise (Mercedes Masšhn), is a rising hot star in the world of fashion photography. Alexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) is a troubled young woman who is the picture of obsession — what is her real connection to Gavin, and what part will she play in Brian and Louise’s life? Tony DeMeo (Erik Palladino), The Drake’s doorman, is the eyes and ears of the building. And then there is 14-year-old Nona Clark (Samantha Logan), who has a blossoming psychic ability, allowing her to look into the future of her fellow Drake occupants.
Sexy, enticing and captivating, home to an epic struggle of good versus evil, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its tenants in this new, chilling drama, tempting them through their ambitions and desires.
“666 Park Avenue” stars Rachael Taylor (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Transformers”) as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Reunion”) as Henry Martin, Mercedes Masšhn (“The Finder,” “Chuck,” “Three Rivers”) as Louise Leonard, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Brian Leonard, Helena Mattsson (“Iron Man 2,” “Nikita,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Alexis Blume, Erik Palladino (“U-571,” “ER,” “Over There”) as Tony DeMeo and Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty,” “Shaft,” “Soul Food”) as Olivia Doran and Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” “Millennium,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Alias,” “The West Wing,” “Jag”) as Gavin Doran.
Guest starring are James Waterston as John Barlow, Lucy Walters as Mary Barlow and Steven Skybell as Malcolm Hartwell.