AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns at 9 p.m. Sunday with Maggie (Lauren Cohen) and most of the gang fighting zombies in an abandoned prison. Catch a full series marathon beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- So, I had some good columns prepared for this week and next. I was going to evaluate the season's new dramas this week and the comedies next week.Yes, I had all my insights ready to share with you.And then my computer died.It's toast, and thus, so is everything I wrote.I've got plans that prevent me from rewriting everything right now, so that will have to wait. (Although I will get to it soon.) However, there are several noteworthy listings that I wanted to share. I hear from a lot of people that the listings part of my column is a big help, and there's some good stuff to be found in it this week -- like the season premieres of "The Walking Dead"
on Sunday and "Suburgatory"
on Wednesday. Yay!(Speaking of "The Walking Dead," check out its Season 3 web series, "Cold Storage," at amctv.com
. It stars Diana, W.Va., native Josh Stewart.)So without further ado . . .CW SERIES PREMIERES"Beauty and the Beast,"
9 p.m. Thursday (crime drama with a romantic twist about a cop and the mysterious doctor/beast, who saved her as a child; starring Kristen Kruk and Jay Ryan); "Emily Owens, M.D.,"
9 p.m. Tuesday (quirky medical drama about a surgical intern starring Mamie Gummer and Justin Hartley).SCRIPTED SERIES PREMIERES
"Dog with a Blog,"
9:40 p.m. Friday, Disney (a family adopts a talking, blog-writing shelter dog); "Underemployed,"
10 p.m. Tuesday, MTV (five friends navigate post-college life).SERIES PREMIERES"Little Shop of Gypsies,"
10 p.m. Thursday, TLC (gypsy dressmaker opens a new factory); "Extreme Cheapskates,"
10 p.m. Tuesday, TLC (outrageous penny pinchers); "My Life is a Lifetime Movie,"
10 p.m. Wednesday, Lifetime (true stories of women in peril).NETWORK SEASON PREMIERES
"The Vampire Diaries,"
8 p.m. Thursday, CW; "Suburgatory,"
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC.SEASON PREMIERES"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,"
10 p.m. and "The League,"
10:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; "The Walking Dead,"
9 p.m. Sunday, AMC (full series marathon starts 10 a.m. Saturday); "Flashpoint,"
11 p.m. Tuesday, ION (final season; thanks to reader Joyce Tutalo for the heads up!); "American Horror Story: Asylum,"
10 p.m. Wednesday, FX.RETURNING"BrandX with Russell Brand,"
11 p.m. and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,"
11:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; "Covert Affairs,"
10 p.m. Tuesday, USA.
SEASON FINALES"Project Runway,"
9 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime (part one of two); "Cheer,"
10 p.m. Friday, CMT; "Major Crimes,"
9 p.m. Monday, TNT.SPECIALS"The Men Who Built America,"
9 p.m. Tuesday, History (four-part documentary); "Remembering Whitney,"
9 p.m. Wednesday, Lifetime (tribute to Whitney Houston).POLITICSVice presidential debate,
9 p.m. Thursday, all broadcast networks; "Kids Pick the President: The Candidates,"
8 p.m. Monday, Nickelodeon (President Obama answers videotaped questions from children; Mitt Romney did not participate.); presidential debate,
9 p.m. Tuesday, all broadcast networks.W.Va. ALERT"Frank Kearns: American Correspondent,"
10 p.m. Monday, PBS (documentary chronicling the Morgantown native's journalism career and the allegation he was an undercover CIA agent).Reach Amy Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.