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“The Walk­ing Dead” (8 p.m., 11:21 p.m., 12:26 a.m., 2:31 a.m., 3:36 a.m., AMC): Fans will dis­cover the fate of the Alexan­dria and Hill­top heroes who fell into a trap sprung by Whis­perer leader Al­pha (Sa­man­tha Mor­ton) in the Sea­son 10 mid­sea­son cliffhange­r as this se­ries re­turns with new episodes, start­ing with “Squeeze.” Other sto­ry­lines com­ing up will fol­low Ne­gan’s (Jef­frey Dean Mor­gan) as­sim­i­la­tion into the Whis­per­ers, while other char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing Ly­dia and Gamma (Cas­sady McClincy, Thora Birch) make some game-chang­ing de­ci­sions.

“The Simp­sons” (7 p.m., FOX): In a new episode called “Frinkcoin,” when Lisa (voice of Yeard­ley Smith) is as­signed to write an es­say on “The Most In­ter­est­ing Per­son I Know,” Homer and Marge (voice of Dan Castel­lan­eta, Julie Kavner) com­pete to be her sub­ject. In­stead, Lisa de­cides to write about Pro­fes­sor Frink (voice of Hank Azaria), who co­in­ci­den­tally is de­vel­op­ing a new cryp­tocur­rency.

“Naked and Afraid” (7 p.m., 11 p.m., Dis­cov­ery): Two pairs of sib­lings put their fam­ily ties to the ul­ti­mate test as this ground­break­ing sur­vival se­ries opens a new sea­son, one that fea­tures two twin sis­ters and a pair of broth­ers un­der­tak­ing a unique four-per­son, 21-day chal­lenge. Other se­ries firsts this sea­son in­clude a mar­ried cou­ple pulling to­gether in the Philip­pines jun­gle, a rain­for­est en­durance test for two men and a fe­male team­mate, and two sur­vival­ists strug­gling to sur­vive on string of bar­ren is­lands on the edge of the Ber­muda Tri­an­gle.

“Su­per­girl” (8 p.m., CW): This su­per­hero ac­tion se­ries logs its 100th episode with “It’s a Su­per Life,” an ap­pro­pri­ately spe­cial hour that also marks the re­turn of guest star Thomas Len­non as Mxyzptlk, who presents Kara (Melissa Benoist) with a tan­ta­liz­ing propo­si­tion: What if she could go into the past and tell Lena (Katie McGrath) her se­cret be­fore Lex did? Would things have turned out any dif­fer­ently? Kara de­bates whether re­pair­ing her friend­ship to Lena is worth chang­ing his­tory.

“NCIS: New Or­leans” (9 p.m., CBS): Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team pur­sue a mys­te­ri­ous fe­male as­sas­sin who was be­hind mul­ti­ple mur­ders in Rome, Lon­don and Athens in the new episode “Wait­ing for Monroe.” Else­where, Wade’s (CCH Pounder) son pleads with her for per­mis­sion to go on a po­lice ride-along for an ar­ti­cle he’s writ­ing about a youth outreach pro­gram at the New Or­leans Po­lice De­part­ment. Alkoya Brun­son, An­gel De­sai, Ellen Adair and Keith David guest star.

“The Rookie” (9 p.m., ABC): In the new episode “Day of Death,” Of­fi­cer Nolan (Nathan Fil­lion) and the rest of the team des­per­ately search to res­cue Of­fi­cer Chen (Melissa O’Neil) af­ter she is kid­napped, but first, they must get Ros­alind’s (An­nie Wer­sching) as­sis­tance in their mis­sion. Else­where, Of­fi­cer Lopez (Alyssa Diaz) dis­cov­ers Wes­ley (Shawn Ash­more) passed out from a near-toxic cock­tail of al­co­hol and pills, so she keeps him close by.

“Bet­ter Call Saul” (9:05 p.m., AMC): Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) em­braces his destiny by choos­ing to start work­ing un­der the name Saul Good­man as this crit­i­cally ac­claimed “Break­ing Bad” spinoff opens Sea­son 5. It’s a de­ci­sion that will wind up hav­ing pro­found reper­cus­sions for those around him, in­clud­ing part­ner Kim Wexler (Rhea See­horn) and his many as­so­ciates. Also re­turn­ing to their fa­mil­iar roles as Jonathan Banks, Gian­carlo Es­pos­ito, Michael Mando and Pa­trick Fabian. An­other new episode airs on Mon­day.

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Sa­man­tha Mor­ton

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