FALL PREMIERE WEEK

As the annual influx of show premieres and season returns begins this fall season, Eye of the Tiger’s entertainment staff
took a look at some of the bigger offerings. Here are the shows that engage, interest and surprise us the most.

SCREAM QUEENS

BY AMY ADAMSON
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Two decades after a mysterious death at Wallace University in the sorority Kappa House, Grace Gardener (Skylar Samuels) starts her college years at the University. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mother she plans on pledging into the sorority Kappa House.

For years, the women in the sorority of Kappa House have been the most pristine and elite women of Wallace University.

But when Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decides that she is tired of the way the leaders lead the house and minimize every girl that pledges into the sorority, she makes the decision that any girl who wants to pledge into the house is automatically in.

Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), head of Kappa House, is furious with this decision, so she decides to make the new girls lives a living nightmare.

From hazing to rude comments to horrible rumors, Chanel thinks the new girls are about to quit.

Out of nowhere, someone is attacked and another person is murdered by a stranger in a red devil mask. No one knows who it is, since everyone has murder on their minds. The quest is to find out who is hiding behind this devil’s mask.

This show and all the great actors such as Lea Michele, Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas, will give you the chills and a good laugh.

EMPIRE

BY MARC CHAPPELLE
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I’m read for another season of ballsy accusations and big plot twists. The show that took FOX and the greater entertainment world by surprise is back for another season — hoping to do it all again.

Empire centers around the chaotic lives of the Lyon family running a hugely successful music company that has seen both very dark and light times.

The show follows a family trying to keep things together when torn apart by the realities of the dirty business that got their business to unprecedented heights.

Like any pilot, the first season took time to ease us into some very emotional backstories and character development. Now, all the scandals, dirt and drama is out. With this season, I’m expecting the characters to go out guns blazing.

At the end of last season, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the music-producing magnate, falls hard. I’m excited to see how his sons Andre (Trai Byers) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) complete their hostile takeover of their dad’s company. I doubt Lucious will stand by. He’ll pull some strings.

Beyond the exciting events of the show itself, it stands as a fun musical drama that features black Americans prominently (almost exclusively). More representation in the media, especially on a show that leads FOX’s ratings, is definitely a good thing.

ONCE UPON A TIME

BY ELIZABETH HILLMAN
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Once Upon a Time is not over yet. This Sunday, season five premieres.

In this modern day fairytale, most of the creatures and characters we read about as kids, come to life in a town called Storybrooke. A curse was put over the town, the curse made them forget their true fairytale identities. Emma Swan, “the Savior,” is brought to the town with a destiny to break the
curse.

After four seasons, I’m still hooked. This show is great for all ages. You can never outgrow your favorite stories. Although not all the most famous characters live here, many have returned.

Mary Margaret (Snow White) and her husband, David Nolan (Prince Charming), keep the town safe, along with their daughter Emma Swan.

Emma fights battles, but still has time for some romantic relationships. In this upcoming season, Ruby (Red Riding Hood) is said to come back to Storybrooke. With her witty comments and kind personality, I’m siked to have my favorite character back. In season 5, I’m siked to see who else becomes a threat to Storybrooke.

Producers have also confirmed the introduction of LGBT relationships making their debut on the show, which many fans are excitied about.

I can’t wait to see new characters and storylines in this upcoming season.

HTGAWM

BY MARC CHAPPELLE
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The premiere season of How to Get Away with Murder led us on an emotional rollercoaster shrouded in the mysterious world that is the justice system (in TV dramas, anyway).

Running the show in this crime drama, a brilliant lawyer Annalise Keating (emmy nominee Viola Davis), became increasingly vulnerable (and relatable) throughout last season.

The show so easily forges emotional connections between the viewer and the characters on screen. I found myself rooting for and against people. I felt invested.

Now, I’m interested in seeing how’ll she’ll bounce back from the traumas and confusions of last season. The first Annalise was strong on the outside — I want the second to be strong on the inside.

With the crazy, murderous cliffhanger of last season’s finale, Annalise should be able to demonstrate just that, her inner strength.

I can’t ignore how addicting the twisting and turning events of the show are, however. I probably have a knack for dramas dealing with justice and immorality of institutions, as I so religiously follow the Thursday night creations of Shonda Rhimes. (I’m looking at you, too, Scandal.)

Either way, coming off of an intense cliffhanger, it’ll be exciting to uncover the show’s most overarching mystery. After that, I’m not sure what to expect — crime dramas know no bounds, and that’s why I love the shows from Shondaland. I never know what’ll happen next, but I know I’ll be invested.

GREY’S ANATOMY

BY MARINA EFSTATHIU
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Grey’s Anatomy is finally coming back to ABC’s Thursday night drama lineup with its twelfth season premiere.

Season eleven brought us some devastating losses and multiple cliffhangers that left the viewers wanting to see what is next to come for the doctors of
Grey Sloan memorial hospital and main character Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). She went through a difficult situation and had to take a year off of work to recuperate. But she is back and ready to face what is coming next.

Season twelve promises new hot doctors to replace the much loved “McDreamy,” who we lost last season after a car accident that left him brain dead.

Patrick Dempsey who plays Derek Shepherd was ready to finish his long term role in the show. Shonda Rhimes had a tough time making the decision to kill off “McDreamy” but it was either that or having him and Dr.Grey’s love story end with lies and cheating.

Any fan or dedicated watcher of the show knows that the show will not be the same without the much loved Dr. Shepherd.

He played a major role in the show and the hearts of many viewers but they are excited to see what suspenseful events are up next for the show.

You will have to wait until Thursday night to see what direction Rhimes is going to take the show in next. Who will she kill off? Who is she going to bring on? Will there be a new love interest for Grey, or will she stay single and take more time to focus on her work and children?

THE DAILY SHOW

BY JOSH SOLSO
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Since the announcement in March that Trevor Noah, the relatively unknown Comedian from South Africa, would be replacing Jon Stewart on the
Daily show starting Sept. 28, there has been much anticipation as to whether Noah will live up to the long lived legacy that Stewart left at Comedy Central.

From the very beginning of his tenure on the network, Stewart brought a level of satirical charisma and comedic freshness to the topic of politics that no one had ever seen before which made every episode of his 17-season term the worthwhile watching.

As sad as many fans are to see him go, many people are excited about the fresh personality.

Noah first joined the Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor.

He made his first U.S. performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and later premiered on The Late Show with David Letterman, making him the first South African comedian to appear on any late night talk show.

He has been very quite successful in his previous comedic debuts, having toured all over the world doing stand-up and has performed in front of sold-out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Having come from South Africa, Trevor Noah brings a very new and different perspective to American comedy that will be very interesting to see how his views play out in his analysis of United States politics compared to past comedians.