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Which Witch Show Should You Watch?

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If you like an underdog…

The Originals

The CW, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

On True Blood, vampires are marginalized by society. Here, witches are the ones being oppressed…by vampires (it’s a supernatural two-for-one!). Will the witches overcome their tormentors, who won’t let them practice magic? Let’s hope so, because a witch without a spell is just a bitch.

If you are partial to acid trips…

Witches of East End

Lifetime, Oct. 6, 10 p.m.

This soap about a witch family (Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston) is craaaaay-cray: Flowers inexplicably burst into flames! Ormond has devil eyes! Someone runs over a cat who turns out to be Mädchen Amick! And what is Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen doing here?

If you want to be spooked…

American Horror Story: Coven

FX, Oct. 9, 10 p.m.

The credits are terrifying enough to make grown-ups piddle — and it only gets grislier from there (voodoo, torture, killer vaginas). Co-creator Ryan Murphy cast legends like Jessica Lange, Patti LuPone, and Angela Bassett. You know who’d fit right in here? Virginia Madsen! Oh, wait…

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