Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
December 2nd, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

Jamie Foxx is returning to the silver screen this month, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” — and he’s returning to the small screen, too, with a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.”

In other exciting news: Ne-Yo will make his "SNL" debut as the musical guest.

Here's what else you shouldn't miss this week:


  • “Bones” turns 150 tonight — in episodes, that is, with the premiere of “The Ghost in the Machine.” This time around, the Fox procedural is flipping its script: the story is told from the point-of-view of the victim.
  • Seth MacFarlane is on “The Late Late Show,” presumably to talk about his very busy and very successful year directing hit movies and preparing to host the Oscars.
  • Stephen Colbert is celebrating “The Hobbit’s” December 14 release a little early. “The Colbert Report” host is welcoming guests Sir Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis this week.


  • Many long-running book series are getting new installments this week: “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Walking Dead” and (yes) “World Almanac” titles are all hitting the shelves.
  • Matt Damon, who stars in the upcoming environmental drama “Promised Land,” is on “The Late Show,” just one day after his co-star and co-writer John Krasinski.
  • On Fox, “The Mindy Project” continues its much-improved first season with “Two to One."


  • If you’ve spent the last few weeks singing Ke$ha’s “Die Young” under your breath (don't even try and deny it), then today is an exciting day for you: her sophomore album “Warrior" is due out today.


  • ABC’s now-canceled sub thriller “Last Resort” continues its doomed run with episode No. 9, “Cinderella Liberty.” The show may be dying, but it could be worth a last-minute look.


  • December will be a busy month of movie releases — except for December 7. Gerard Butler is headlining the week’s only major release as a down-on-his-luck soccer player looking to reconnect with his family in “Playing for Keeps.”
  • Before her flick “This Is 40,” directed by her husband Judd Apatow, hits theaters, Leslie Mann will stop by “The Tonight Show.”

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. who is jaime foxx

    December 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    It was the best episode ever. I liked when it was revealed that Lori isn't really dead and that her newborn baby is really Rick's mom.

    December 3, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Todd

    They need to start proof-reading these items and get with the game: The Walking Dead doesn't air on Tuesday's, and doesn't have a new installment on Tuesday. The mid-season finale was last night. Talk about being mixed up on the coming weeks entertainment...

    December 3, 2012 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You do realize it said book right? The Walking Dead is a comic book.

      December 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. we see them too.....

    one mouse is headed up lady gaga's ass right now....there it is i see it.

    December 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. where are the litte mice?

    i see them right they are right up your ass.

    December 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Henry

    I guess The River isn't coming back on. It was pretty good too.

    December 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Old timer

    Canceled last resort?
    That show wasn't so bad.

    December 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |

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