“The Walking Dead,” 9 p.m., AMC; “The Strain,” 10 p.m., FX.
one rugged show has barely started its season and another is
concluding. Last week's “Dead” drew 17 million viewers (almost
topping football to reach No. 1), some of them appalled by a brutal
scene. That episode reruns at 7:55 p.m. today, leading into the new
one at 9 (rerunning at 12:40 a.m.): Reaching an established haven from
zombies, the group is instantly skeptical.
ends its season, with Eph trying a device that could control the
creatures. It may be too late: Police have fled, the city is falling,
the Master reveals himself for a winner-takes-all battle.
“Quantico,” 10 p.m., ABC.
harder to pretend,” Alex says. “I don't know what lie I just
told.” Hey, it's even harder on us, as the show juggles schemes and
deceptions in two time frames.
In one, Alex is on
the run from terrorists. In the other (a year earlier), she and Ryan
face an intense trainer (Blair Underwood) and a colleague who's an
English enigma. Some of this is way too thick; still, some moments in
the second half of this hour – clever plot twists one moment, a
wonderfully human moment from Leigh the next – make this tangled
jungle worth tackling.
ALTERNATIVE: “Masterpiece: Durrells in Corfu,” 8 p.m., PBS (check
At first, the goal
was just to survive. Louisa (Keeley Hawes), a widow, moved to a Greek
island in 1933, with her four eccentric kids. Money was short, jobs
were scarce, things were falling apart.
But in this third of
six terrific episodes, the focus moves to love or friendship. One son
falls out of a romance and into jail; another finds friendship with a
mysterious stranger. Louisa is charmed by a Scandinavian man ... but
not his accordion. And she meets a rich woman, played by Leslie
cable. Hey, this holiday isn't all zombies and such. The “Addams
Family” films (1991 and 1993) are 3:15 and 5:20 p.m. on Freeform.
And “Young Frankenstein” (1974) – Mel Brooks' brilliant,
black-and-white spoof – is 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
More movies, cable.
“Psycho” (1960), Alfred Hitchcock's black-and-white classic, is 7
p.m. ET on BBC America, And the original, splendid “Star Wars”
(1977) is 8:05 p.m. on TBS, surrounded by its “Revenge of the Sith”
(2005) prequel, at 5 p.m. and 11:10 p.m.
Sports collision, 8
p.m. ET, Fox; and 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC. The fifth World Series game –
Indians and Cubs, at Wrigley Field – clashes with a match-up of
suprising football teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) visit the
Dallas Cowboys (5-1).
“Once Upon a
Time,” 8 p.m., ABC. There's trouble for Hook in the past (kidnapped
by Captain Nemo) and the present, where the Evil Queen sows suspicion
between him and Henry. Also, there are efforts to help Agrabah and to
rescue Archie from Zelena,
Lies,” 9 p.m., ABC. This has been a blur for Eric. He learns more
secrets about his slain wife; he also learns that Danny is actually a
detective. Soon, he's suspecting everyone.
9 p.m., CBS. After a bombing, Elizabeth is criticized for ignoring
the Angolan election. Meanwhile, her husband is closer to finding
p.m., CBS. In the 100th episode of this dependable show, a
murder case points to the field of asteroid research. And when the
unit gets a commendation, the captain pushes to include his star
consultants, Holmes and Watson.