‘Walking Dead’ to lose a hero
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).
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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.