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Fairy tale TV

I was looking through a preview of new TV shows coming out this fall, and I've got to tell you...it's more than a little scary. I did notice two shows that seem to have a common theme. In the show "Once Upon a Time," none of the characters seem to know they're all living in an actual fairy tale. This comes from the writers of  "Lost,"  and that may be considered a good thing to some people. In the show "Grimm," the main characters are descendant of the original Brothers Grimm who wrote all those violent fairy tales a couple hundred years ago. One of them's a detective who finds out that fairy tales are real, and he can see some people for the monsters they truly are. (From the executive producers of "Buffy" and "Angel"!) "Where are we going?" asks a character in the trailer for "Once Upon A Time." "Somewhere horrible," is the reply. Somewhere horrible indeed. You can bet on it. Once Upon A Time will air Sundays at 7pm on ABC and premieres October 23rd. Grimm premieres Friday October 21 on NBC and will air at 8pm. While neither one of these shows seems promising to me, I bet both of them will seem Oscar-worthy compared to the new Tim Allen comedy that's coming out this fall. Here are the trailers for the two shows. What do you think?

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