What’s new on TV?

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Although Glee will forever miss Cory Monteith, his loss will surely bring both the cast and the characters they play closer together.

There is nothing more enjoyable than coming home after a long day at school and taking a nap. Seriously, I could sleep for hours, but that would mean missing my favorite TV shows! Yep, it’s that time of the year when all the best comedies and television dramas are back! Now, what does fall 2013 have in store for all the couch potatoes?

Let’s start with the return of Fox’s high school “dramedy” Glee. All eyes are on Ryan Murphy and his Cory Monteith tribute episode. The actor, unfortunately, passed away from heavy drug use earlier in the year. Instead of having his character die in the same way, Murphy spilled some hints on the tribute episode saying the writers chose to leave the death ambiguous. If you’re as interested as we are, then you can catch the episode October 10.

So, we have Fox locked down, but what about the other networks?! Well, ABC and Marvel joined forces to produce Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and received smashing results in just one week! Yep, plenty of superhero fans are flocking home to catch the behind the scenes features of Marvel’s biggest heroes. In S.H.I.E.L.D, we push the mighty Avengers to the side and watch the agents that make every one of their adventures possible. You know, the dudes with the sunglasses that tell them where all the trouble is?! Anyways, the show airs every Tuesday night.

Alright, maybe you’re part of the crowd that likes reality TV… Not the trashy Jersey Shore kind, but more family-friendly shows like Dancing With The Stars and The Voice. Well, Fox’s MasterChef Junior will keep you entertained. The foul-mouthed chef extraordinaire, Gordon Ramsay, is hosting a cooking show where the contestants are kids! Yikes. Let’s just hope he keeps the fiery temper low. Anyways, the show premieres tonight and will have 24 kids split into three groups of eight to create seafood, pasta, and desserts!

While this next feature may not be on TV just yet, it’s already nabbed our attention. Jeff Addiss and Will Matthews from ABC network are producing Houdini, a four-hour modern take on  the legendary illusionist Harry Houdini. Only, here’s the catch! The magician won’t be performing any outrageous stunts on this show, but instead will solve cases with the Los Angeles Police Department. Huh? We never would have expected that, but woah. Maybe the world would be a safer place if we could use magic to solve all crimes!

So, if you’re flicking through channels desperately for something to watch, now you have a few options! I’d keep my eyes open, especially for a Houdini release date.

Featured image courtesy of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Facebook. Image of Glee courtesy of Glee Facebook. Video courtesy of MasterChef.