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Critic’s corner: Oct. 14

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The Walking Dead 9 p.m., AMC

The hit-or-miss AMC zombie drama staggers back into our Sunday nights for 16 more episodes. The action in season three picks up eight months later, and Rick, Lori, and the gang (depleted though it may be) have hit the road and taken up refuge in a prison. They’ll also get to know some folks in the neighboring stronghold of Woodbury. And sword-wielding wunderkind Michonne will make her presence more deeply felt. Pictured: Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes.

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Song by Song: Johnny Cash
7 p.m. Ovation

This intriguing series breaks down six tunes from the country music legend’s catalog in half-hour installments. You can catch up tonight with the first four, for “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “Jackson,” and “A Boy Named Sue.” Talking heads offering their two cents on the Man in Black include son John Carter Cash, manager Lou Robin, good friend Waylon Jennings’ son Shooter Jennings, Tom Petty, and Sun Records fanatic Chris Isaak.

Call the Midwife 8 p.m., Channel 2

Midwife crisis.

Behind the Music 9 p.m., VH1

How much time will be devoted to lead singer Travie McCoy’s ill-fated relationship with Katy Perry? We’re guessing a lot.

Homeland 10 p.m., Showtime

Are you still holding your breath, too?

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