The third season of the zombie saga “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) promises a faster rate of action, as the remaining group is joined by a hero from the comic, the fearless female zombie-killer Michonne, pictured here in action. Also, another character joins them, called the Governor, as the group finds its way into an abandoned prison, which looks to be the setting for some of this season.
Two showings are followed by a new season for the talk show and recap, “Talking Dead” (11 p.m.) and a new season for Kevin Smith’s reality series “Comic Book Men” (AMC, 11:30 p.m.).Carrie expects to be reinstated at the CIA on “Homeland” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), but the company doesn’t quite see it that way and Brody sees a guy in Gettysburg. It’s a pretty dramatic episode for all involved.
Yvonne Strrahovski, once of “Chuck,” begins a run on “Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), although on that show you never know how long they’ll last.
Theory: The fairytale worlds in “Once Upon a Time” (ABC, 8 p.m.) tend toward Disney characters. New tonight, for example, is Mulan.
Fans of “The Wire” should know there’s a pretty good police caper going on in David Simon’s “Treme” (HBO, 10 p.m.) as well.
Jenny gets a new friend on “Call the Midwife” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) and Lady Agnes gets some bad news on “Masterpiece Classic” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
“The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) travels to steamy Indonesia.
Dominic Chianese, who occasionally pops up on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 pm.) may appear opposite himself in “The Good Wife” (CBS, 9 p.m.), which also features Rita Wilson.
The first game in the National League championship series has St. Louis at Giants (Fox, 8 p.m.) Earlier, in the ALCS, it’s Tigers at Yankees (TBS, 4 p.m.), unless last night’s game is still going on.
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) completes its three part reunion show, meaning that season four is finally over — unless there’s a rehash of the reunion episodes.
Sunday Night Football has Green Bay at Houston (NBC, 8 p.m.), preceded by Dallas at Baltimore (Fox, 1 p.m.), Indianapolis at Jets (CBS, 1 p.m.), New England at Seattle (CBS, 4 p.m.) and Minnesota at Washington (Fox, 4:25 p.m.).
On “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN, 9 p.m.), what may be a new generation of daytime talk show hosts is feted. actually it’s from the South African school for girls she built, a process recounted on “Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy” (OWN, 8 p.m.).
There’s a couple of war movies on Turner Classic Movies, “The Dirty Dozen” (TCM, 8 p.m.) and “Five Graves to Cairo” (TCM, 10:45 p.m.) before the Tod Browning silent classic “The Unknown” (TCM, 1:30 a.m.) with Lon Chaney and a young Joan Crawford.
The WNBA Finals get underway with Indiana at Minnesota (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).
ABC: Sen. Bob Portman, Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Chris Dodd, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Donna Brazile, Martha Raddatz. CBS: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Reps. Darrell Issa and Elijah Cummings. NBC: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Stephen Colbert, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Alex Castellanos. CNN: Obama adviser Robert Gibbs, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Grover Norquist, strategist Bill Burton. Fox News: Obama strategist David Axelrod, Romney adviser Ed Gillespie.