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Around the Remote: ‘Walking Dead’ kick off

Chuck Barney Mcclatchy-Tribune

Don’t miss

“The Walking Dead”: What the heck is going on in Terminus? That’s the mysterious outpost where Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and some of his fellow survivors thought they might find “sanctuary.” Instead they found themselves locked up in a dark train boxcar during last March’s cliffhanger. Season 5 of the zombie sensation opens with a frantic escape attempt and some glimpses into the motives of the Terminus residents. Of course, there will be blood. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC.

Other bets

SUNDAY: “The Affair” is a stunningly provocative new drama that explores the emotional and psychological fallout of an extramarital affair between a novelist (Dominic West) and a waitress (Ruth Wilson) during a summer on Long Island. Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson round out the excellent cast. 10 p.m., Showtime.

MONDAY: Gina Rodriguez shines in “Jane the Virgin,” a new dramedy that is more delightful than its outlandish premise might indicate. A young woman is saving herself for marriage, until – surprise! – she becomes artificially inseminated in a medical mix up. Many complications ensue. 9 p.m., The CW.

TUESDAY: “The Day the Series Stopped” is the latest compelling documentary under the “30 for 30” banner. It recalls the 1989 A’s-Giants World Series that was interrupted by the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake. Players, media members and Bay Area residents are interviewed. 7 p.m., ESPN.

TUESDAY: “Marry Me” is the funniest new romantic comedy of the season, though that isn’t saying much. Casey Wilson and Ken Marino play longtime pals who are destined to be together for life – but can they bring themselves to put a ring on it? 9 p.m., NBC.

WEDNESDAY: Time for the annual airing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Will this be the year that poor Linus gets rewarded for his patient pumpkin-patch vigil? Don’t count on it. 8:30 p.m., ABC.

THURSDAY: It’s football season so they’ve set up a tailgate challenge on “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days,” in which contestants are tempted with high-calorie comfort foods. We say the producers should be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. 8 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: In the season finale of “The Knick,” Thackery (Clive Owen) pushes himself to the limit in an effort to beat his rival Dr. Zinberg (Mitch Nathanson) in the area of blood-transfusion research. Quick, someone hide the cocaine. 7 and 10 p.m., Cinemax.

FRIDAY: “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways” is an intriguing film directed by Dave Grohl that documents the eight-city recording odyssey that led to the group’s latest album. Along the way, they explore the musical heritage of the various locales, including Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York. 8 and 11 p.m., HBO.

SATURDAY: Based on a story by Stephen King, “Big Driver” is a new TV film about a young novelist (Maria Bello) who is bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal sexual assault. The cast also includes Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett and Will Harris. 8 p.m., Lifetime.

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