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Get a taste of Klaus and the gang in this trailer for 'The Originals'

Vampires let the good times roll in NoLa

"The Originals"

 "The Originals"

Credit: The CW

If you're a "The Vampire Diaries" fan, you're probably already setting your DVRs. Go directly to the head of the class and just watch the video. But if you're not, here's what you can expect from "The Originals," the spin-off of the long-running vampire/werewolf/witch/oh my franchise.

Watch the first trailer from The CW's 'Tomorrow People'

The next evolutionary leap of mankind is paranormal

"Tomorrow People"

 "Tomorrow People"

Credit: The CW

Apparently, hearing voices does not mean you need medication. Maybe. On The CW's new series "Tomorrow People," the next generation of humans is born with paranormal abilities. Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager — until he began hearing voices (see?) and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up.

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: The show heads to 'Audition City #2'

Detroit is the destination, and the talent is (mostly) hot

"So You Think You Can Dance"

 "So You Think You Can Dance"

Credit: Fox

Detroit! Otherwise known as "Audition City #2," as stated in the episode title. Was that considered too big of a reveal? Did Fox think people would tune in, then see "Detroit" in the title and switch channels? I guess that will remain a mystery, but the good new is that TWitch is in the house! With Nigel and Mary. The producers had better not wear out poor Mary. She had cancer. Be nice, for crying out loud. But I guess the "nice" part of Detroit was giving Mary some time with the male exotic dancers. Good thing she didn't have heart problems. 

Watch Will Arnett in CBS' first trailer for 'The Millers'

The new fall comedy tackles intergenerational divorce

"The Millers"

 "The Millers"

Credit: CBS

Divorce can be funny! At least, that's the angle "The Millers" takes. Will Arnett plays Nathan Miller, a recently divorced new reporter who finds his parents' marital problems are now his to solve. 

See Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell in first trailer for CBS' 'We Are Men'

Four guys, one short-term apartment complex, and bonding

"We Are Men"

 "We Are Men"

Credit: CBS

You know what's like a dorm for old guys? A short-term apartment complex full of recently divorced men! Isn't that fun. "We Are Men" is about four newly-single guys who live in the same complex and find camaraderie as they look for love. And pick up chicks in bars. It's heartwarming! And not sad or depressing at all. Unless there are some scenes like that.  

Watch 'Lost' star Josh Holloway in this first trailer from 'Intelligence'

Holloway plays a super-powered high tech intelligence operative

"Intelligence"

"Intelligence"

Credit: CBS

Have you ever wished you had a super duper microchip in your head that gave you access to, like, all information ever? You'd never lose your keys! Josh Holloway ("Lost") plays a guy who has that microchip, but he has to do spy stuff. Darn it. We know he's a very serious smart guy, because Holloway cut off that long, luxurious blond hair he had on "Lost." 

Watch Anna Faris in the first trailer from CBS' 'Mom'

Allison Janney plays Faris' recovering alcoholic mom

"Mom"

 "Mom"

Credit: CBS

It's a feel good comedy from Chuck Lorre! And after all the "Two and A Half Men" drama, he probably needs a feel good comedy. While Lorre may not be a selling point for everyone, the stars of this show might be: Anna Faris and Allison Janney. 

Watch Robin Williams in the first trailer from CBS' 'The Crazy Ones'

Mork and Buffy are father and daughter in the ad world

"The Crazy Ones"

 "The Crazy Ones"

Credit: CBS

I've always had a soft spot for Mork, but Robin Williams can be a small doses kind of personality. The good news is that in CBS' new sitcom "The Crazy Ones," he has the acerbic sensibility of Sarah Michelle Gellar to keep him in line. The two play a father-daughter team in the world of advertising. 

Watch Toni Collette in the first trailer from CBS' 'Hostages'

The 'high suspense drama' promises a political storyline

"Hostages"

 "Hostages"

Credit: CBS

I would have thought being held hostage would be boring. Insanely stressful, but mostly sitting around and watching some bad guy pace and freak out while you hope that the phone rings. Apparently, I was wrong. "Hostages," which will be airing on CBS Mondays this fall at 10:00 p.m., promises that it is a "high octane suspense drama." So, no boredom. Or at least they don't film the boring part. 

See James Cromwell and Stuart Townsend in the first trailer for 'Betrayal'

The ABC drama adds twists and turns to infidelity

"Betrayal"

"Betrayal"

Credit: ABC
At first, this trailer for "Betrayal" looks like a bad Lifetime movie. It isn't until close to the end when the schmaltzy affair between photographer Sara (Hannah Ware) and attorney Jack (Stuart Townsend) takes an unexpected twist.
 

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