Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet
April 24th, 2011
06:57 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture cheat sheet

The look on Michael Scott’s face says it all.

Steve Carell's character on “The Office” will be leaving Dunder Mifflin this week, and Scott will be moving to Colorado with his fiancée Holly in a super-sized episode of the NBC series airing Thursday.

Here's what else you shouldn't miss:


  • Bill Maher, Cote de Pablo and Lupe Fiasco will be on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET.
  • Christina Aguilera and Paul Reiser will be on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET.


  • Are you a fan of "American Idol" and other reality singing competitions? You just might like “The Voice,” premiering tonight on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. This vocal competition has Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges/coaches. Blind auditions will take place in the first episode with the judges selecting contestants they will coach for the next round.
  • Look out for the paranormal “Abandon” by Meg Cabot, who is famed for her “Princess Diaries” series. But don't expect another princess story. This novel, the first in a trilogy, is dark and fantastical and all about the underworld.


  • Matt Lauer, Miranda Cosgrove and the Twisted Sisters will be on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.


  • Right before you bring out the Kleenex for “The Office” at 9 p.m., you might want to tune in to “Community” for a new episode where Shirley goes into labor. Catch what we expect to be an exciting episode on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.


  • Set your alarm clocks for 4 a.m. ET! That's when live coverage of the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton begins on CNN.
  • Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are also back in “Fast Five,” the fifth installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. @N

    wat is so important about dis wedding!!!its not even our country!!tv used to be cool.now i sit watchin somethin weird!!

    April 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Superhiro

    Man... remember when TV was watchable?

    April 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Wait a minute. Are 'the Twisted Sisters" something different than Twisted Sister?

    April 25, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fergie


    April 25, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |

    DId you heAR about LILO being rearrested last friday ? I didnt even hear about it until this morning. They let her out after posting 75,000 bond. Gorsh !

    April 25, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Peace

    Royal Wedding #'s. 100 million pints of beer. 5,500 street parties. 5,000 police. 35 bomb sniffing dogs. 1,700 biscuits for Wil's cake. (We call them cookies) Royal wedding price tag- $34 million. With times so tough...OUTRAGIOUS ! I can't wait for this to be over, I'm sick of it ! Anxious to turn on a news channel & actually hear something "news worthy", ya know ?

    April 25, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. @twisted

    you could just walk out in front of a moving bus. we would love it!

    April 25, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |

    Lady DI is going to be soo beautiful in her sparkly dress. I hope she doesnt show up with that possible terrorist islamical guy though. It might turn into a royal stink.

    April 25, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. i want to eat dooodooo


    April 25, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Beautiful Vixen


    April 25, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Henry

    Sounds like im better off shooting staples into my crotch.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. football fan

    Maybe fast five will be mildly enjoyable

    April 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peace

    For sure I'll set my alarm for 4am to watch royal wedding-NOT ! I'm sure it won't be on all day on the news channels, either! Again NOT!! LOL

    April 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BBC

    The American media should not have any coverage of the royal wedding.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. twisted

    His right nothing to watch is the best they have to offer on tv

    April 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. The Real @N

    none of these shows r in me!!!i dont even who some of these peeps r!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. B lo me

    @Sunshine girl* did u ever go out today

    April 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sunshine Girl*

    I agree /Stewie. Nothing to watch. How many 'Fast' sequels are they gonna make? Uuugh! Well Ill be turning that off and FAST!

    April 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. stewie

    Blast!!!!!!! Nothing to watch all week

    April 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |

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