Fall in Love with TV


Every season has its perks. While winter brings gloomy weather, spring brings allergies and summer brings the deadly heat, during fall, many great shows premiere, and even greater ones return.


Everybody’s favorite gynecologist is back. Last year, Fox announced that they were canceling “The Mindy Project.” Hulu, a streaming site similar to Netflix, took the sitcom under its wing and continued production, releasing the first episode of the new season on Sept. 15. Everybody was hoping that Hulu would take notes from Netflix and upload the entire season at once, but unfortunately, episodes will be released weekly. To top that off, there will be an ad break at least three times during each episode, even if you have a paid membership. If you can sit through the ads, watch Mindy struggle with her love life and earn the big bucks every Tuesday on Hulu.


Close your eyes and think about things that stress you out. If “Scandal” isn’t already on that list, you either haven’t watched the show or you have no soul. Main protagonist Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, runs a secret organization that solves problems in the government. After getting to know and love the characters, plot twists start to dominate the show, resulting in emotional viewers. The show premiered on Sept. 24 along with the rest of producer Shonda Rhimes career-based dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” The three hour epic starts every Thursday at 8 p.m.


If you thought “American Horror Story” was weird before, it’s about to get a lot weirder now that Lady Gaga has joined the cast. Entertainment Weekly describes Gaga as a countess that “sustains herself with a nutritious diet of [intercourse] and blood,” so with its gory, violent and sexually explicit content, “American Horror Story” is a kind of show that has its viewers wondering, “How can this be shown on TV?” Along with Lady Gaga, the recurring cast – Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson – welcomes Darren Criss and Max Greenfield to the show. The seasons’ plots aren’t connected, so there is no need to binge watch all four preceding seasons; if you want to go down that path, all seasons are on Netflix. The first episode will air on Oct. 7 on FX at 11 p.m.


In July, Ariana Grande was the star of a leaked video where she said she “[hates] America” and licks donuts in a donut shop, leaving them unsanitary and covered in her spit. That was a low point for Grande, even though those donuts could probably have sold for thousands of dollars on eBay. Since then, she has moved on to bigger and better things. In “Scream Queens,” a new show that premiered on Sept. 22, Grande plays Chanel #2, sidekick and Kappa Kappa Tau sorority sister to Emma Roberts, Chanel #1. The show claims to be a “horror comedy,” which basically means it’ll try its best to mimic the effects of the “Scary Movie” series. If that fails, hopefully celebrities like Nick Jonas, “90210’s” Diego Boneta and Rookie Mag’s editor Tavi Gevinson that star in the show will give it good ratings. Watch everything that can go wrong with sorority hazing every Tuesday on Fox at 8 p.m.

Cheryl Hao – Asst. Castoff Editor