Which Witch Show Should You Watch?
If you like an underdog…
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…
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.