The last time Ben Affleck played both film director and star, it was for 2010's acclaimed crime drama "The Town." This weekend, Affleck seems poised to pull off success again with political thriller "Argo."
The movie, about a CIA "exfiltration" specialist's plan to rescue six Americans during the Iranian revolution, earned high critical praise on the film festival circuit, and starting Friday moviegoers will get to see it for themselves.
Here's what else you shouldn't miss this week: Monday:
- You can catch the season premieres of "90210" and "Gossip Girl" starting at 8 p.m. on The CW.
- "The Voice" begins battle rounds at 8 p.m. on NBC as the coaches bring in Mary J Blige, Michael Buble, Rob Thomas and Billie Joe Armstrong for reinforcement.
- Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" will move from the Web to TV on The CW tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
- Get to know The Who's Pete Townshend in his memoir "Who I Am," which arrives today.
- In new music, look for The Wallflowers' "Glad All Over," "Monster" from KISS and Barbra Streisand's "Release Me."
- But if it's a movie that you want, both "Prometheus" and "Rock of Ages" are arriving on DVD/Blu-ray today.
- "The X Factor" moves on to its final boot camp in Miami tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
- Last week's presidential debate took over "Modern Family's" timeslot, so this week we'll have two back-to-back episodes starting at 9 p.m on ABC.
- The pilot for The CW's new series "Arrow," based on DC Comics' heroic archer, airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
- Tonight at 10 p.m., it's a battle between two new dramas: "Chicago Fire" on NBC and "Nashville" on ABC.
- The vice presidential debate is on for Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at 9 p.m. tonight.
- If you'd rather watch The CW revamp an '80s show, the new series "Beauty and the Beast" debuts at the same time.
- But before "Beauty and the Beast," "The Vampire Diaries' " fans will see the aftermath of Elena's accident on the season four premiere at 8 p.m. on The CW.
- In theaters this weekend, Kevin James and Salma Hayek star in "Here Comes the Boom," a movie written by James about a high school biology teacher who turns to mixed-martial arts fighting as a way to raise money for his financially struggling school.
- At 11:29 p.m. on NBC, Christina Applegate hosts "Saturday Night Live" with Passion Pit on deck to perform.