Some excellent shows are coming to end this week — either temporarily or permanently — while a couple old favorites are returning.

Here are the five must-see shows for Dec. 11 through Dec. 16.

‘The Walking Dead’ midseason finale, 9 p.m., Sunday, AMC

Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) continues to wreak havoc, this time visiting Alexandria — like the apocalypse survivors don’t have enough to worry about with the world overrun by freakin’ zombies. The episode description says “things quickly spin out of control,” which, knowing Negan, is probably the understatement of the year.

‘America’s Next Top Model’ premiere, 10 p.m., Monday, VH1

"ANTM" has found a new home on VH1 and a new host and judging panel to go with it. But never fear, smize fans -- Tyra Banks is still involved as executive producer, which means we're surely going to see her pop up on camera from time to time because ... Tyra.

'The Voice' Season 11 finale, 8 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC

There are some heavy hitters on "The Voice" this season -- Billy Gilman, who rose to fame at just 12 years of age with his country hit "One Voice" and then kind of disappeared for a while; and Sundance Head, a blues singer who made it to the Top 16 of "American Idol" Season 6.

Can Josh Gallagher, or We McDonald, the only woman left, sneak in there and win the whole thing? We shall see.

'Rectify' series finale, 10 p.m., Wednesday, Sundance

This drama about a man released from prison after a DNA test vacates his conviction for murdering his 16-year-old girlfriend two decades prior has quietly been one of the best things on TV in the last five years. The series finale sounds like it will be an immensely satisfying conclusion to Daniel's (Aden Young) story.

'Nashville' Season 5 sneak peek, 9 p.m., Thursday, CMT

After ABC axed this country music soap, CMT snatched it up and Season 5 is set to premiere Jan. 5. But to whet fans' appetites -- like they aren't already chomping at the bit -- CMT is debuting the first half of the two-hour premiere early, on Dec. 15. Based on the trailer, CMT's "Nashville" is going to be as juicy as ever.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."