‘Walk­ing Dead’ to lose a hero

The Idaho Statesman (Sunday) - - TELEVISION/EXPLORE - BY CHUCK BAR­NEY East Bay Times

DON’T MISS: “The Walk­ing Dead” – re­grets? He had a few. But he also oblit­er­ated so many zom­bies in oh-so-many ways. Now, how­ever, it’s time for Rick Grimes to bid farewell. Af­ter eight years of play­ing the show’s heroic, sweaty leader, ac­tor An­drew Lin­coln takes his leave in an episode that will likely tug on the heart­strings of many fans. But how will em­bat­tled Rick go? Last week’s cliffhanger left him in a dire predica­ment that seemed to sug­gest he might turn into walker grub. Let’s hope he ral­lies. (9 p.m. Sun­day, AMC). Other bets:

SUN­DAY: Re­joice, “Out­lander” fans. The sexy, sus­pense­ful time­travel drama re­turns for a fourth sea­son that has Claire and Jamie work­ing to build a life in the rough and dan­ger­ous “New World” of colo­nial Amer­ica. (8 p.m., Starz).

SUN­DAY: “Mickey’s 90th Spec­tac­u­lar” is a star-stud­ded salute to Walt Dis­ney’s beloved ro­dent Mickey Mouse, who has spent nine decades star­ring in film and TV and serv­ing as a cor­po­rate am­bas­sador. Per­haps he’ll re­veal his se­cret to main­tain­ing his youth­ful good looks. (8 p.m., ABC).

MON­DAY: Break out the pump­kin spice and ic­ing. Sea­son 4 of the “Hol­i­day Bak­ing Cham­pi­onship” opens with a batch of nine new con­tes­tants bat­tling for sweet­tooth glory. (9 p.m., Food Net­work).

MON­DAY: She talks to dead peo­ple. In the new re­al­ity se­ries “Mama Medium,” Jen­nie Marie, a clair­voy­ant from Rochester, N.Y., ap­par­ently helps peo­ple who are des­per­ate to com­mu­ni­cate with their loved ones. (9 p.m., TLC).

TUES­DAY: The broad­cast net­works and cable news channels will be all over to­day’s im­por­tant midterm elec­tions. Mean­while, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” puts its satir­i­cal stamp on the pro­ceed­ings with a spe­cial episode, “De­mo­ca­lypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, Amer­ica.” (11 p.m., Com­edy Cen­tral).

WEDNES­DAY: The young cast mem­bers of “Riverdale” pull dou­ble duty in what should be a fun flash­back episode in­spired by “The Break­fast Club.” They ap­pear as their par­ents’ teen selves dur­ing their 1990s high school days. An­thony Michael Hall guest stars. (8 p.m., The CW).

THURS­DAY: More than 20 years af­ter ap­pear­ing on “Mur­phy Brown” as the ti­tle char­ac­ter’s worst-ever sec­re­tary, Bette Mi­dler re­turns to the re­vived sit­com. Turns out, her char­ac­ter, Caprice Feld­man, has a sur­pris­ing new con­nec­tion to Mur­phy. (9:30 p.m., CBS).

FRI­DAY: The in­ti­mate doc­u­men­tary se­ries “Medal of Honor” cel­e­brates eight re­cip­i­ents of the mil­i­tary’s high­est award for valor – be­stowed upon fewer than 3,600 Amer­i­cans since Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln signed it into law in 1861. (Net­flix).

FRI­DAY: As Sea­son 2 of the com­edy se­ries “Pa­triot” be­gins, U.S. in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer John Tavner finds him­self with­out his bag of 11 mil­lion eu­ros and no closer to the goal of in­flu­enc­ing Iran’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. (Ama­zon Prime).

FRI­DAY: For its land­mark 200th episode, “Hawaii Five-0” goes retro, with vin­tage 1940sera duds and all. In a dream se­quence, Mc­gar­rett con­fronts a cold case his grand­fa­ther worked on be­fore perishing at Pearl Har­bor. (9 p.m., CBS).

SATUR­DAY: There’s still a long way to go, but so far “It’s Christ­mas, Eve” is our fa­vorite goofy ti­tle for a hol­i­day TV movie. Leann Rimes plays Eve Mor­gan, a Scrooge-like school su­per­in­ten­dent who spe­cial­izes in slash­ing bud­gets – un­til she meets a hand­some mu­sic teacher. (8 p.m., Hall­mark).

Email Chuck Bar­ney at cbar­ney@ ba­yare­anews­group.com.

JACK­SON LEE DAVIS AMC

This is the fi­nal sea­son An­drew Lin­coln, right, will play Rick Grimes on AMC’S "The Walk­ing Dead." At left is Danai Gurira as Mi­chonne.

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