December 5th, 2010
01:29 PM ET
It's the first full week in December, and to kick it off we've got Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, more vampires, country stars in Vegas and a partridge in a pear tree. Here's what to watch for:
• It’s a big week for country music fans! The “American Country Awards” air live from Vegas Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
• New in theaters Friday is “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” and Angelina Jolie teams up with Johnny Depp in “The Tourist.” Depp will discuss the movie Tuesday on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
• Albums being released Tuesday include T.I.’s “No Mercy,” Hinder’s “All American Nightmare,” “Wonders of the Younger” by the Plain White T’s, Flyleaf’s “Remember to Live,” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Strip Me.” Bedingfield will talk about the album Thursday on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
• “Inception,” “Shrek Forever After,” and “Taylor Swift – Her Life, Her Story: Unauthorized" DVDs go on sale this Tuesday.
• Two hot new books hitting the shelves on Tuesday are Richelle Mead’s “Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)” and Steve Harvey’s latest, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man.” Harvey will appear on “Ellen” Thursday to talk about the book.
• You can get your fill of Christmas movies this week from ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas.” Classics like “Rudolph” and “A Year Without a Santa Claus” will air all week, starting with “Jack Frost” Monday at 6 p.m. Other networks are share the holiday spirit, with “It’s a Wonderful Life” on NBC and “Frosty the Snowman” on CBS Saturday at 8 p.m., 1938’s “A Christmas Carol” on TCM Friday at 8 p.m., and “White Christmas” at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on AMC.
• Conan has some notable guests this week, with Nicole Kidman appearing Monday, Rainn Wilson on Tuesday, and Sarah Silverman on the show Thursday.
• More TV appearances to watch for this week are Portia de Rossi Tuesday on “The View,” Amy Adams Wednesday on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and Helen Mirren and Katy Perry Wednesday on “Ellen.”
• “The Sing Off” is back! Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman, and Nicole Scherzinger return to judge the hit singing show, hosted by Nick Lachey. The second season premieres Monday, and will air Mondays and Wednesdays at 8/7c. The second season of “Men of a Certain Age” premieres later Monday, at 10 p.m.
• Gleeks, prepare yourselves: The holiday special “A Very Glee Christmas” airs Tuesday. If that's not enough holiday spirit from the McKinley High gang, “Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album” is in stores now.
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