Weekend Preview: ‘The Walking Dead’ Shuffles Back Onto Our Television Sets

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — It’s cruel to stack another show on top of an already crowded Sunday night, but I am cautiously optimistic about the third season thanks to the arrival of Michonne and the Governor. I hope Glen Mazzara can build on the momentum he built in the second half of last season and not make The Walking Dead we dread watching. We’ll kick of our weekly coverage on Monday.

Good Wife (CBS, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Just a friendly reminder that, if you’re not watching The Good Wife, it’s not what you think it is. It’s more like this:

Dexter (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — I’ve been thinking about, now that Debra knows about Dexter, how it will transition into its last season next year, and you know what I think: I think Debra is going to be the one that ends up killing Louis, and that next year, Dexter will finally find the serial-killing soulmate he’s always wanted.

Homeland (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — TWIST! Last week’s episode changed the entire series, and I have no idea how it continues from there, which is what makes Homeland one of the best shows on television.

Boardwalk Empire (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) — How do you know you’re officially in the midst of the mid-season slog? When your lead character spends most of an episode hiding in a basement. Let’s pick up the pace, Nucky.

Fringe (Fox, Friday 9 p.m.) — The one thing I am not loving about this season of Fringe is that, necessarily, it’s abandoned the monster-of-the-week episodes. The mythology episodes are obviously better, but it was nice to break them up with cool investigations. Speaking of Fringe, I guess that in the future, even newspapers will have GIFs. Here’s a GIF within a GIF, just for you Patty Boots.