PILOT SEASON

Fall doesn’t just bring colder weather and crunchy leaves. It also brings a new set of TV pilots, ready to test audiences everywhere, whether they’re worthy of being picked up to a full series. Below are 10 shows that may have potential and will hopefully air for years to come.

Sleepy Hollow– The pilot has already aired, but I’m already hearing great things about this modern interpretation of the Sleepy Hollow legend.  A Victorian-era Ichabod Crane awakens in the present day to resume his battle with the Headless Horseman. (Fox, Mondays at 9 p.m.)

Mixology– Now this sounds like one hell of a comedy. The entire series takes place over one night, as five women and five men meet up in a bar. Each episode will follow two of these singles as they mix and match. The premise sounds good, so hopefully the one-night gimmick makes for some great laughs and doesn’t get too old, too quickly. (ABC, date TBA)

Dracula– Jonathan Rhys Myers plays the legendary count, now in London seeking revenge for past betrayals. While some might say it’s beating a dead horse, a new version of everyone’s favorite vamp might breathe new life into this undead icon. (NBC, premieres Oct. 25)

The Tomorrow People– A remake of the classic British series, this new CW show follows a group of teenagers who develop psychic powers. If they play their cards right, The CW could have the next Heroes on their hands. Hopefully, it’ll be more like season one and less like what followed. (The CW, premieres Oct. 9)

Almost Human– So Karl Urban, aka Dr. McCoy aka Judge Dredd, is playing a detective in a new crime show set 35 years in the future, where police officers are partnered with androids. The kicker? J.J. Abrams is the executive producer. Sci-fi gold right here. (Fox, premieres Nov. 4)

The Hundred– Another potential sci-fi masterpiece, this one is set almost 100 years in the future, where humanity sends 100 juvenile delinquents to see if the Earth is sustainable again after a nuclear war. With the planet run by criminals, it’s like “Lord of the Flies” or “Hunger Games” with even more sci-fi elements. (The CW, midseason debut)

The Michael J. Fox Show– Guys, it’s Michael J. Fox. In his own show. I don’t see how this couldn’t be good. (NBC, Sept. 26)

Once Upon A Time in Wonderland– The popular fairy-tale series gets its very own spinoff-set in Wonderland of all places. For fans of the show, what’s not to love? (ABC, begins Oct. 10)

The Blacklist– James Spader unleashes his inner Hannibal as a criminal mastermind who helps the FBI track down a list of terrorists. Spader’s always been a charismatic actor, but with news of his casting as the villain in “The Avengers” sequel, all eyes are on him (NBC, premieres Sept. 23)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.– Speaking of “Avengers,” the super-secret spy agency from the Marvel films is getting its own show. Who cares, you ask? Well, what if it had “Avengers” director, “Buffy” and “Firefly” writer and nerd god Joss Whedon behind it. No? What about the return of Phil Coulson, the agent killed by Loki now resurrected? That’ll get you. (ABC, Sept. 24)