As the year ticks on, more and more television shows are either making their debut on the small screen or making a huge return. Here are the top five we think you should be tuning into this October… (All dates are UK premiere dates)

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

Westworld, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic, October 4, 9pm

Executive producer J.J Abrams returns with writer and director Jonathan Nolan to deliver an incredible new futuristic series featuring the iconic Anthony Hopkins, alongside Golden Globe winner Ed Harris and British actor Thandie Newton. Taking place in an amusement park aimed at rich vacationers and looked after by robotic hosts, visitors live out their greatest fantasies through artificial consciousness. There are no consequences for any of the guests no matter their fantasy, which means any wish can be indulged. Based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, Westworld is one of the most-hyped television shows of the year as well as the October month - you'd be a fool to miss this one.

The Exorcist, Season 1 - Syfy UK, October 19, 9pm

There's been a huge influx in horror movies coming to the small screen and becoming intriguing and exciting television shows, so there's high hopes for The Exorcist when it comes to Syfy UK later this month. Set 40 years after the events of the classic horror movie, two very different priests are followed - Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Herrera) and Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) - and are forced to tackle one unlucky family's case of terrifying demonic possession. Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka and Kurt Egyiawan all star.

Class, Season 1 - BBC Three, October 22

This Doctor Who spinoff is gaining a lot of momentum ahead of its debut. Set at Coal Hill School, the series will focus on six students and staff members, including Mr. Armitage (Nigel Betts) who was a minor recurring character in the eighth series of Doctor Who. Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Katherine Kelly, Jordan Renzo and Pooky Quesnel complete the main cast alongside Betts, with Peter Capaldi also scheduled to guest star as The Doctor.

The Walking Dead, Season 7 - FOX UK, October 24, 9pm

Whose head was caved in by Negan at the end of The Walking Dead season 6? We're all going to find out later this month when the zombie series returns for its sensational and shocking seventh season! Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a sight to behold with his barbed wire baseball bat Lucille by his side, and as Negan he looks to be running the show moving forward. Exactly how Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group will deal with that is still to be seen, but one thing's for sure - this is going to be a gripping season!

Supergirl, Season 2 - Sky1, October 24, 8pm

Supergirl is back, with a new home in America on The CW alongside fellow superhero shows Arrow, Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. This means that all-new and exciting storylines have been cooked up, and joining the cast of the second season is Tyler Hoechlin, who's stepping into the shoes of Clark Kent, AKA Superman! We couldn't be any more excited to see the two in action, teaming up to take on some of the world's deadliest aliens and metahumans - will you be watching one of the most momentous occasions in superhero/television history? We certainly will!

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