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FALL SCI-FI TV PREVIEW: 28 midseason shows, movies and miniseries

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Nov 11, 2014

In part one and two of our massive Fall TV Preview. we covered New, Canceled and Returning shows. But there's more! We're taking a look into our crystal ball to see what's headed our way for Midseason and Beyond, as well as what new Movies, Miniseries and Specials are in our future.

Coming soon, we'll get clones, conspiracy theories, aliens, vampires, a prophet and pirates. We'll also get a chance to see the return of Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Here's our list of 28 projects coming up for midseason and beyond, and movies, miniseries and specials. Most of the quoted descriptions below come from the networks' press releases.




Midseason and Beyond



Bates Motel, A&E
Expected to premiere in 2013

Who would have thought that more than 50 years after Psycho we'd be getting a prequel series? The show explores the formative years of Norman Bates and his relationship with his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Vera is described "as passionate, and compelling, a smart, multidimensional character who is always capable of surprising us." No doubt. Bates Motel comes from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). Ten episodes have been ordered.

Beware the Batman, Cartoon Network
Expected to premiere in Spring 2013

This new animated series with a more serious take than Batman: The Brave and the Bold, this Dark Knight faces "a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie." Here's a look: