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TV THIS WEEK: Rick’s farewell on The Walking Dead, a Wicked Halloween, Outlander returns and more

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Oct 29, 2018

Halloween has arrived, and though it certainly brings some spooky specials and momentous horror moments to the schedule, this week is also loaded with some time travel romance to keep things interesting.

The big premiere this week is the return of Starz's period time travel drama Outlander, and the big "finale" (so to speak) is the exit of Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead. What looks to be Rick's final episode drops this week, and fans are still clueless on how exactly he'll big the show farewell. Fans of Broadway might also want to check out A Very Wicked Halloween this week, a retrospective celebrating 15 years of the musical hit.

Digging deeper, there's still a ton of new genre fare to check out. The CW's Legends of Tomorrow heads to the Salem with trials; Oliver is still in prison on Arrow; and Team Flash faces a hipster baddie(?) this week. Doctor Who is also new, with the new gang try to survive a deadly alien creature. There's also new Supernatural, The Gifted, The Purge, The Good Place and a whole lot more.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

HIGHLIGHTS

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Witch Hunt"

The team finds themselves headed to the Salem witch trials when the magical Time Seismograph goes off. Sara notices that Zari is taking this case personally when she promises to save a mom, who is being accused of being a witch. However, the team quickly learns that there is a magical creature in the town creating problems they hadn't been expecting. Meanwhile, Nate and Ava work together to try to keep their Time Bureau funding by proving to them that magic exists.

A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway (NBC), Monday 10PM

The groundbreaking Broadway musical is celebrated with a star-studded night of performances. Original and current cast members join hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, along with special guests, to honor the musical's 15th anniversary.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "The Tsuranga Conundrum"

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe's most deadly and unusual creatures.

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "America the Beautiful"

SEASON PREMIERE: Claire and Jamie cross paths with Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler who enlists their help; Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America's history, leading him to wonder if it's possible for them to lay down roots.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "What Comes After"

Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.


MONDAY

Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Crossing Lines"

Still in prison, Oliver faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Felicity gets an intriguing offer, and Diggle asks Curtis to go undercover for ARGUS.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Witch Hunt"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway (NBC), Monday 10PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


TUESDAY

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "News Flash"

Barry and Iris face the ultimate parenting test when Team Flash battles Spin, a savvy millennial armed with meta tech, and a dangerous agenda for their daughter, Nora. Ralph is feeling defeated until an unlikely source issues a challenge to help boost his confidence.

The Gifted (Fox), Tuesday 8PM - "afterMath"

Caitlin and Thunderbird struggle to save the life of a mutant injured in the Inner Circle's chaotic liberation of a psychiatric hospital, and also discover clues to the identity of the powerful mutant Polaris and Andy were sent to retrieve. Meanwhile, as Jace joins up with the Purifiers to chase down the escaped mutants, he comes dangerously close to colliding once again with the Mutant Underground.

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak"

Jefferson confronts Anissa about her reckless and irresponsible behavior leading to a fierce disagreement.

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "I Will Participate"

Joe debates the Purge with Jane. Miguel teams up with Pete to rescue Penelope.


WEDNESDAY

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Sojourn"

Episode 8 of "American Horror Story: Apocalypse."


THURSDAY

Supernatural (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Mint Condition"

Dean continues to struggle. Meanwhile, Sam must think fast when action figures come to life, and our heroes find themselves living in a real-life horror movie.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Grant Allocation Derivation"

Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he's responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "A Fractured Inheritance"

Eleanor makes a startling discovery that tests her resolve, Tahani looks to make amends and Janet does some bonding.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn"

Alaric, Hope and Rafael hit the road in search of Landon, who's sudden disappearance has raised some suspicion. Meanwhile, during an annual flag football game against Mystic Falls High, Lizzie and Josie's plan to stay under the radar quickly is derailed after Penelope gets involved.

The Dead Files (Travel), Thursday 10PM - "Revealed: Dead Files Special Investigation: Lizzie Borden House"

In an enhanced episode, Amy and Steve investigate frightening new claims of paranormal activity at the infamous Lizzie Borden House in Massachusetts. Recent reports of violent attacks and ominous apparitions propel the team.


FRIDAY

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Sous-vide"

A tattoo puts the team in danger when a deadly disease is released inside the FBI.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Murdoc + MacGyver + Murdoc"

Murdoc abducts MacGyver's girlfriend, Nasha, to force Mac to help him rescue his son, Cassian, from a kidnapper. Also, a dangerous individual from Murdoc's personal life shows up, giving Mac a glimpse into the villain's past.

Midnight, Texas (NBC), Friday 9PM - "The Monster of the Week Is Patriarchy"

Manfred investigates a gruesome murder in the hotel. Lem and Olivia's psychic connection drives a wedge between them. Bobo's life is put in danger by a series of strange "accidents," much to Fiji's concern.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Killing All The Books"

Pacifica is bombed and the heroes decide to follow the Talker Underground to stop whoever is behind the attacks.

Haunted Live (Travel), Friday 10PM - "11-2-18"

Viewers participate in a live ghost hunt via social media as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate of some of the country's most haunted locations.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Pretty Noose"

In San Francisco, Vanessa, Scarlett and Axel find and battle against the Second Elder's forces. In Denver, Flesh, Doc, Julius and Jolene rejoin American civilization as best they can.


SATURDAY

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Idaho State Reform School"

Zak and the crew travel to St. Anthony, ID, to investigate a former school with a dark history of suicide and death. The guys capture paranormal activity that proves the children who lost their lives are still trapped on the grounds.


SUNDAY

Supergirl (The CW), Sunday 8PM - "Ahimsa"

When Supergirl needs help, Alex asks Lena and Brainiac to team up; J'onn questions his decision to quit the DEO, but after running into Manchester Black, he realizes there are a lot of ways to help his fellow aliens.

God Friended Me (CBS), Sunday 8PM - "A House Divided"

Miles is sent a friend suggestion for a cab driver who is opposed to his daughter marrying outside their faith; Miles enrolls in a marketing class to help him promote his podcast.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "The Tsuranga Conundrum"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "America the Beautiful"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Charmed (The CW), Sunday 9PM - "Exorcise Your Demons"

While waiting for The Elders to arrive, the sisters' patience grows thin as they keep a watchful eye on their new charge; Charity arrives and gives specific instructions on how to handle the situation; Mel does not agree with the solution.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "What Comes After"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest (Disney XD), Sunday 9PM - "The Night Has Wings"

Black Panther travels to a rural village in Wakanda to investigate a series of mysterious monster attacks.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Courage"

The crew of Nathan James begins preparations for what may be its most ambitious mission to date.

*TV listing information via TV Guide, Zap2it.

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