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TV THIS WEEK: Vampire Diaries is back, The Originals premieres and more!

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Sep 30, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween, believe it or not. This week we'll also get plenty more new and returning show fall premieres, including The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Witches of East End.

Also, Ichabod and Abbie battle the Sandman on Sleepy Hollow, the Agents tackle a mysterious “0-8-4” on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a new take on teenage werewolves is explored in the British series Wolfblood, the artists are tasked with creating an alien circus character on Face Off, Adrianne Curry gives the interns dating advice on Fangasm, a new number comes up for the gang on Person of Interest, Miles' life is in jeopardy on Revolution, Sonya and Marco hunt for the missing girl on the season finale of The Bridge, a scavenger hunt causes trouble on The Big Bang Theory, math proves to be deadly on Elementary, Jackie seeks a promotion on The Neighbors, a hungry water predator chows down on some teens on the Chiller film Beneath, the search for Audrey continues on Haven, a vicious scarecrow comes to life to terrorize some more teens on Syfy's Scarecrow, Emma takes a meeting with Pan on Once Upon a Time, it's the annual “Treehouse of Horror” for The Simpsons, and Drop Dead Diva returns with new episodes.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal TV.

Monday, Sept. 30

Sleepy Hollow (Fox) 9 p.m. - “For the Triumph of Evil”

Ichabod and Abbie have a run in with the latest soldier in the army of evil, the Sandman, who invades the dreams of Sleepy Hollow inhabitants who have turned a blind eye to justice at some point in their lives. Meanwhile, Abbie may just have to face the Sandman herself due to her own dark past regarding her institutionalized sister.

Here's a look:

Other Monday shows of interest:

On the History Channel's Ancient Aliens (10 p.m.), it's a look at mythological theories about the number three.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 8 p.m. - “0-8-4”

The Agents travel to Peru to investigate an object of unknown origin, where Coulson has a run-in with Comandante Camilla Reyes.

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Wolfblood (Disney) 8 p.m. - “Lone Wolf”

New series! This 30-minute live-action British children's series is set in Northumbria and follows young teens Maddy (Aimee Kelly) and Rhydian Morris (Bobby Lockwood), who are wolfbloods, a mysterious race that secretly lives among humans. When in human form, wolfbloods have heightened senses, with extraordinary speed and agility, but they also turn into wolves during the full moon or when they're stressed. Disney is calling this their new “Monst-ober” series, as in “monster” and “October,” and it looks like several episodes will air every week through October. Thirteen episodes make up the first season, with a second season in the works.

Here's a look:

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Cosmic Circus”

It's another dreaded team challenge, and this time the artists must create dark and sexy alien circus characters who have to be able to perform without losing all their prosthetics.

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Fangasm (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “A Date With a Supermodel”

Adrianne Curry offers dating pointers to the interns, who must create viral videos for Comikaze. Meanwhile, the intern/fangasmers go clubbing.

Here's a sneak peek:

Person of Interest (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Nothing to Hide”

An Internet data broker who makes a habit of stripping away people's privacy is the latest person of interest. While Reese attempts to protect him, Shaw, Carter and Fusco try to figure out who's trying to kill him. Meanwhile, Carter gets a new rookie partner, Mike Laskey.

Here's a preview:

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Revolution (NBC) 8 p.m. - “There Will Be Blood”

Aaron's revival is questioned. Meanwhile, Miles struggles to survive his captivity by Titus Andover, and Charlie continues her efforts to kill Monroe.

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Wolfblood (Disney) 8 p.m. - “Mysterious Developments”

Maddy and Rhydian uncover some shocking secrets about other wolfbloods.

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “The Coven”

A Southern plantation may be being haunted by people who were trapped by a coven of witches.

Ghost Mine (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Ghosts of the Geiser Grand”

Patrick and Kristen investigate the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Ore.

The Bridge (FX) 10 p.m. - “The Crazy Place”

Season-one finale! Sonya and Marco's search for the missing girl takes them into dangerous territory as the season comes to a close. And no, we don't have a clue how it's all going to come together, but it should be good. The horror series has been renewed for a second 13-episode season to air next summer.

Here's a look:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's The Unexplained Files (9 p.m.), it's a look at a man who spontaneously combusted in Oklahoma.

Thursday, Oct. 3

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - “The Scavenger Vortex”

Raj creates a scavenger hunt, but the competition turns cutthroat.

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The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Season five premieres! It's off to college for vamp roomies Elena and Caroline, who move into a dorm at Whitmore College only to be surprised by an unexpected third roommate. Elsewhere, Katherine tries to deal with being human, and Silas puts in an appearance at a town square party. Okay, people, it's Mystic Falls. DON'T HAVE PARTIES. Like EVER.

Here's a promo:

Wolfblood (Disney) 8 p.m. - “Family Ties”

Rhydian is accused when a school art exhibition is vandalized.

The Originals (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Always and Forever”

New series! This spinoff of The Vampire Diaries follows the Original Family of vampires as they return to New Orleans, the city they helped build. In the opener, vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus finds himself in the middle of a battle between vampire leader Marcel and the witches he lords power over when Klaus's pregnant lover, Hayley, ends up in the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. The Originals airs next week in its regular timeslot on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Here's a sneak peek:

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Solve for X”

Apparently math can be deadly as a mathematician discovers when he's murdered. Holmes and Watson take the case and find themselves drawn into trying to learn the purpose of a highly guarded equation he was working on.

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Friday, Oct. 4

The Neighbors (ABC) 8:30 p.m. - “Neighbours”

Jackie hopes to get a promotion when she invites her boss over for dinner.

Beneath (Chiller) 9 p.m.

A young group of friends celebrating their high school graduation ... a remote location called Black Lake … and a bloodthirsty underwater predator! Oh, yeah! In this Chiller thriller TV movie, things go from a celebration to a nightmare when the teens get stuck in a leaking boat with no oars, hunted by one nasty fishy type with big teeth that's apparently really, really hungry.

Here's a preview:

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Lost and Found”

Duke and Jennifer try to find Audrey. Meanwhile, Nathan and Dwight attempt to figure out what kind of Trouble causes several children to go missing.

Here's a look:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On Travel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), Zak and the guys travel to St. Louis to the home where the case that inspired The Exorcist took place.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ultimate Spider-Man (Disney) 9 p.m. - “Blade and the Howling Commandos”

Dracula and his army of vampires goes on the attack against Spider-Man and his buddies. So Spider-Man enlists Nick Fury's superpowered monsters, the Howling Commandos, to help in the battle.

Scarecrow (Syfy) 9 p.m.

In this Syfy original TV movie, a group of teens and their teacher end up stranded in the countryside with a monstrous scarecrow taking its wrath out on them. The film stars Lacey Chabert, Robin Dunne, Nicole Munoz, Reilly Dolman and Iain Belcher. Now if only the Monstrous Scarecrow would meet the Black Lake Monster, we might have something worthy of Sharknado.

Here's a look:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Omniverse (9:30 a.m.), mysterious creatures strike Bellwood in “T.G.I.S.” And on the network's Beware the Batman (10 a.m.) there's a new episode called “Instinct.” On the Science Channel's When Aliens Attack (9 & 10 p.m.), episode 1 and 2 will air. On Disney's Jessie (8 p.m.), Jessie and the gang throw a Halloween party that gets crashed by ghosts. On the channel's Phineas and Ferb (8:30 p.m.), it's three Halloween-themed tales in “Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror.” And on Kickin' It (10:30 p.m.), Milton's family reunion in Scotland erupts an ancient feud, while Rudy and Jerry attempt to get a picture of the Loch Ness Monster in “Meet the McKrupnicks.”

Sunday, Oct. 6

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - “Lost Girl”

Emma meets with Peter Pan, who provides her with a map of Henry's location ... if she's willing to come to terms with her true identity. Meanwhile, Mr. Gold gets some advice and in the fairy-tale land, the Evil Queen makes Snow White a tempting offer.

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The Simpsons (Fox) 8 p.m. - “Treehouse of Horror XXIV”

Halloween special! This year, for the “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” Homer scares up trouble in Springfield as the Dr.-Seuss-inspired “The Fat in the Hat.” Then, in “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart is decapitated in a horrible kite accident and his head is attached to Lisa's body, leaving the two to learn to act as one. And finally, in “Freaks and Geeks,” in the 1930s Marge is a trapeze artist and Homer's the strongman in a traveling circus.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) 9 p.m. - “Trust Me”

Series returns! Drop Dead Diva returns with the final five episodes of the season, and most likely of the series. In the episode, Jane puts the future of the firm in jeopardy when she defends a socialite and ends up making a series of unfortunate legal moves. Meanwhile, Grayson takes the case of a man who believes he's a vampire who was thrown off a commercial air flight.

Here's a look:

Witches of East End (Lifetime) 10 p.m. - “Pilot”

New series! Two sisters from the mysterious Bauchamps family, wild-child bartender Freya (Dewan Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Rachel Boston), discover they come from a family of witches and they've inherited the family birthright. The girls' aunt Wendy (Mädchen Amick) arrives to force their mother, Joanna (Julia Ormond), to reveal the truth to them because an ancient enemy is intent on ending the Bauchamp family line.

Here's a preview:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's Making Monsters (8 & 9 p.m.), the team makes an animatronic replica of the group KISS for a miniature golf course, and they create several “shocktronics” pieces for the or the TransWorld's Halloween and Attraction show in St. Louis.

What are you going to watch?