The Walking Dead books an appointment for revenge at Grady Memorial Hospital in the show's midseason finale (airing Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9/8c on AMC). The fight is led by Daryl (Norman Reedus), who is especially driven to rescue his two beloved allies — Beth (Emily Kinney) and Carol (Melissa McBride) — being held captive by the hospital's menacing police brigade. "He's ready to just burn the place down," Reedus says. "It's a different world now, and certain people have gone so dark that you have to put down the rabid ones in order to survive."
How Murray Saved Christmas
Tis the season for holiday TV specials, but classic characters like Rudolph and Frosty will have some company this year when NBC premieres the hour-long animated How Murray Saved Christmas on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8/7c.
Joe Lo Truglio, Andy Samberg
When the captain is away, the cops will play on this Sunday's episode of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Jake (Andy Samberg) is left in charge of the precinct on Thanksgiving, but he quickly abuses his position of power when he allows the squad to act any way they please, much to the chagrin of Amy (Melissa Fumero). But when a lockdown keeps the crew trapped after-hours, Jake's control slips away as the office spirals into chaos.
Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl cranks musical education up to 11 in HBO's new docuseries Foo Fighters Sonic Highways. Over one year, Grohl visited eight American cities — from Austin to Washington, D.C. — to document their artistic histories through original interviews and personal anecdotes. At the end of each stay, the band recorded a track influenced by that stop for their new album, also titled Sonic Highways, available Nov. 10. Grohl gives us a peek.
Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus
To any outsider setting foot on the Griffin, Georgia, set of The Walking Dead, the sense of heightened security and secrecy is immediately apparent. Production assistants string giant tarps across the entrance to a small alley, shielding any on-camera action from the eyes of dozens of gawkers who have parked themselves across the street in the 90-degree heat holding homemade signs professing their love for AMC's hit zombie drama. ("I <3 Daryl Dixon" is one popular sentiment.) Brief glimpses of the show's stars elicit the kind of eardrum-tearing screams usually reserved for the latest boy band.
All aboard! The Big Bang Theory hits the road in Season 8 — but not for long after Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) 45-day cross-country train ride goes off the rails. While on a mission to find himself, the socially awkward genius actually finds himself trapped in Kingman, Arizona, with all his belongings stolen. He calls roommate Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and girlfriend Amy (Mayim Bialik) for help. "Sheldon can certainly still ruin Leonard's day," Galecki says with a laugh. "But there's a degree of fatherly patience that Leonard has with Sheldon that I find touching."
Ed Helms goes postal this fall as a special guest star in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season. The Office vet will play an agent working for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) whom Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) struggles with in order to work a case.
Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick
The Closer vet Kyra Sedgwick returns to the force in an arresting guest stint beginning Oct. 5. Sedgwick will appear in two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch, who shares an acrimonious history with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher).
It's a family affair this fall as Survivor storms the beaches of Nicaragua for Survivor: San Juan del Sur. The 29th season of the CBS reality franchise (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8/7c) resurrects last year's fan-favorite Blood vs. Water twist, this time pitting 18 brand new contestants against each other and their family members. But fans of reality television will recognize two faces: twin sisters Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, who have already appeared on two cycles of The Amazing Race.
Other castaways include ...