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:

Monday:

  • “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.

Tuesday:

  • 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."

Wednesday:

  • 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.

Thursday:

  • 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.

Friday:

  • 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

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    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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