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Best bets: 'Walking Dead' staggers back to life

Zombies and Jedis and Shakespeare, oh my! Here's our look ahead at the upcoming week in entertainment.

Well, Sophia won't be returning. (At this point, there's no way that's a spoiler!) But the zombies and desperate humans of "The Walking Dead" are about to do battle once more as the show returns after a midseason break. Here's a jump-cut filled sneak peek, and here's a slightly longer scene. Loyal viewers know what to expect from this show by now. Gore, fear, drama, conflict and occasional well contamination. I wouldn't drink that if I were you. (Feb. 12, 9 p.m., AMC.)

 "Celebrity Apprentice" just keeps finding B-list stars willing to get bossed around by hairmaster Donald Trump. This season includes "Star Trekker" George Takei, singers Clay Aiken and Debbie Gibson, model Cheryl Tiegs and more. They're competing for a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice. (Feb. 12, 9 p.m., NBC.)

The "Star Wars" prequels weren't that well-reviewed when they were first released, but that hasn't stopped George Lucas and crew from redoing them in 3-D. 1999's "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" has some moments that could look cool in the added dimension (Darth Maul's double-ended lightsaber!) and some that, well, won't. Jar-Jar Binks, we're looking at you. (Feb. 10)

Who's ready for a tearjerker? Bring your Kleenex box to "The Vow," starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. When she loses her memory, her husband must court her all over again. Based on a true story. (Feb. 10)

Don't get confused by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's dominating presence in ads for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." The Rock was not even in the first "Journey" movie. But now here he is, as a man who travels with his young stepson, a helicopter pilot, and the pilot's young daughter to an island straight out of Jules Verne's stories. (Feb. 10)

To be Shakespeare, or not to be Shakespeare? "Anonymous" tackles the famed literary rumor that the Bard of Avon didn't really write his famed plays. Rhys Ifans stars as Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, who's depicted not only as the real author of Shakespeare's works, but as a lover of Queen Elizabeth. (On DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 7)

Love means never having to say "do you have that on Blu-ray?" Classic 1970 romance "Love Story" is now on Blu-ray, just in time for Valentine's Day. The American Film Institute chose it as #9 on their list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time. ("Casablanca" and "Gone With the Wind" top the list, of course.) (On Blu-ray Feb. 7)

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