Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
November 27th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

Fall TV premieres aren't over yet: Up this week is Fox's “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”

“My Name Is Earl’s” Jaime Pressly and Tony award-winning actress Katie Finneran play mothers who learn their teen daughters are a lot like the bullies they once faced in high school. The pilot episode airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox on November 30.

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


  • “Mad Men’s” John Slattery will guest voice on “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. on Fox as an ad pro who mentors Homer.


  • Catch the season finale of “The Sing-Off,” where the winner of a recording contract will be announced. “The Sing-Off” will air live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Michael Connelly's “The Drop” will be available in hardcover and as an e-book.
  • In today's late night roundup: Robert Pattinson will be on "The Late Show with David Letterman," Regis Philbin on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and Betty White on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."


  • “Glee” is back after its intense conclusion two weeks ago. Quinn and Puck’s relationship gets complicated, and someone is caught fixing the elections. It all happens at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, followed by “New Girl” at 9 p.m. ET.
  • You can also catch the Victoria’s Secret 2011 Fashion Show at 10 p.m. ET on CBS with models like Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima walking the runway.
  • If you want to know what Michael Buble's life is like behind-the-scenes, and in his own words, his autobiography “Onstage, Offstage" arrives today.
  • Adele hasn't been able to conduct some of her live performances this year, but the singer is captured in concert on the DVD, “Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall." That one arrives today along with Beyonce's "Live at Roseland: Elements of 4.”
  • In music, Kylie Minogue's “Aphrodite: Les Folies” drops, along with “Inevitable” by Trey Songz and “Whatever” by Hot Chelle Rae.


  • Watch Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host the 79th annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Manhattan, along with performances by guest artists at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • You can also watch the Grammy nominations concert live at 10 p.m. ET on CBS, with performances from Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and Usher.
  • Today, Justin Timberlake will be on "The Late Show with David Letterman," Bill Cosby on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Bono on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and Jeremy Piven on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."


  • “Shame,” starring Michael Fassbender as a man whose sexual addiction is disrupted when his sister moves into his apartment, arrives in theaters today.
  • “Kinyarwanda,” which focuses on three stories in the midst of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and won Sundance's 2011 World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award, also arrives in theaters today.
  • Comedian Dane Cook will show his dramatic side in the new release “Answers to Nothing,” which follows a group of people involved in a child abduction case.


  • Steve Buscemi will host "Saturday Night Live" at 11:30 p.m. on NBC with musical guest The Black Keys.

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  1. MattCMR

    the new music video for I Like It Like That by Hot Chelle Rae rules. everything that band does is so catchy.
    check that video here: http://vevo.ly/quicOP

    December 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Josh

    @Starrfire- Hey kid. What's up? Hope you're having a good day. I don't get all the mean things on these blogs.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. its one of two

    Starfire or itmemario. Imo

    November 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. starrfire

    @Josh Hello! It's sad, isn't it? Hate is a wasted emotion. People who hate like that are incapable of love. JMO. Have a good day! Back to housecleaning I go....

    November 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ELVIS


    November 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. On The Outside Looking In

    Looks likes she is jealous of fern also. lmao. is there anyone u're not jealous of lady? my god u r sad. the person trolling u is not some1 u know on here well. u keep going around in circles. fern n vixen havent been on here. guess u r looking in all directions to blame someone n the person is not really a regular. just someone that comes on here make a few comments once in a while which you quickly attacked like an animal

    November 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JR


    November 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JR

    Yea i remember alecia from nj show blog

    November 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Josh

    Why is everyone so mean on these blogs?

    November 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. meme

    Yea its fern. Lol, slaughter that p!g. I agree that I would not have thought of you.

    November 28, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. @alecia

    U alecia r a down right nasty person that says hurtful things to people but yet come on here n pretend to be innocent. maybe u should go back n read some of ur nasty messges u made on here. im glad i got ppl to turn on u. u r the p!g that sits behind a computer all day n lash out at ppl w hateful comments

    November 28, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. been watching

    O me g()d. Hi fern. Ur the troll i would not hv thought of u. The age gave it way. Y dont u like me ?

    November 28, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Monkey See Monkey Do

    If you want to address alecia (lmao at 11:12 and 11:15) you should probably use your real alias and not hitch off someone else's. Your commenting is pretty consistent with the same troll rolling around.

    November 28, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. lmao

    funny u said bout my age but yet u hv to buy 2 seats to fly

    November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. lmao

    Tell me something alecia. u were were not the nicest person on the blogs. i remember i made a coment or two and you were nasty to me about it. u even bad mouth me about my age plus other things.

    November 28, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. been watching

    R u itmemario

    November 28, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  17. @10:59

    I'm the same person that has been trolling u for the longest time n u keep blaming her for it. lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. @10:49

    As i can c it the topic hasn't been on here in a while. Can u prove that she was or if this person was her. Or do u hav that much hate for someone that u want that person to be them

    November 28, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. @@@lmao

    U let ppl beleve it must be or do u hv bawls enuff 2 say who u r ?

    November 28, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. @@@@lmao

    playing the game so she thought it was her. do u even know who this is that here or r u guessing its her? easy to blame her.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  21. @@@lmao

    Yea I no even k woodnt come hear and say that stuff. Butt u wood. Stop beeing so gulable. Alecia won that one. Lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  22. @@lmao

    Listen . evel would never come on here and talk like that. he warned her on a blog a few weeks back when alecia pretended to be him.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. @lmao

    Lmao2 @alecia and vixen. Just 2 gulable. Wuz lol morning. Apologys vixen u were sucked in and it wuz lol.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. lmao

    I guess the lesson we can come away with from this pop culture calendar blog is that mew apparently has a lot of time to be absorbed in it... so much that he/she decides to come on and talk with him/herself the whole morning... awesome.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. mew

    Me and happy cow don't like Starrfire. We stay in the happy barn at night cuz of that. Ty for not associ8g me and kitty 2 her. We like her like we like u.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  26. @ alecia @starrfire

    u only wish you could look like her. lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. @ Y

    He knows what she looks like. lol

    November 28, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  28. k

    That shut her up.:)

    November 28, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  29. @ Y

    Aka alecia n starrfire. stop being jealous. im quite sure evel doesn't think she is ugly or a w h ore.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  30. y

    Wood he want 2 talk 2 u like that er any way ? Any1 woo uses a anme like urs is only hoping cuz I am sure ur a ugly wh.ore lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  31. @gone

    Evel would never come on here and talk like that. So easy for everyone to say it vixen. nobody is on here anymore but starrfire and alecia

    November 28, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  32. mew

    i stole ur name mew aka alecia. u honestly think evel would come on here and talk like that?

    November 28, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  33. gone

    All the bloggers r gone we have 2 troll each other. I was following this out of curiosness. Know vixen got trolled now she is trying 2 cvr it up. Yea 2 easy. Lmgdfao

    November 28, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  34. mew

    they r commicating some how. Im sure he can easy contact her instead of doing so on here. @alecia

    November 28, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. @mew and mew

    Dayum ! Trolls trolling trolls ! Lmfao

    November 28, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  36. mew

    That's okay. he already has it. the joke is on u. lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  37. mew

    I only posted the first 2 comments using my name. Not sure who posted all the other stuff. They seem to be having fun though so that is super good : )

    November 28, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  38. @mew

    U misunderstan. U'll find out latter. Ur 2 easy. Do not send information untill u ask gain. Lol

    November 28, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  39. mew

    Well. i have to go. ttyl 🙂 enjoy ur day.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  40. @mew

    I am breathing in batween lol.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. mew

    Well i'll send u my email and phone number later. you can decide if you want to or not. we can be friends and see what happens. No hurry. my heart is in my throat also. I should get going. so i will get back to u tonight with that info..okay? u r still breathing? lmao. have a nice day.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  42. @mew

    Scared cuz wrong or cuz of him ?

    November 28, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  43. mew

    Yea. i'm scared too.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  44. @mew

    I am thinking. This could be the start of something. Like a nxt step. My panties r in a bunch. Lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  45. mew

    What r u mad at me now? *sigh*

    November 28, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  46. mew

    Well what do u say? i'll send it to u 2night..r u out there?

    November 28, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  47. mew

    Lmao..will u relax. u r getting ur panties in a bunch. i dont think its wrong. lmao.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  48. mew

    i dont think it is. i can send it to u tonight when i get home. Say around 9:00 / 9:30. are u okay with that? i can send u a msg first letting u im doing so so u can keep ur eyes open for it. i rather do that than this way.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  49. @mew

    K I will take that as a yes.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  50. @mew

    I dunno. What do u think ? Is it wrong of me and u ?

    November 28, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  51. mew

    What if i was to send u my email address? can't u hide how i contact u anyway? i only open to get in touch w u instead of this madness that goes on on here.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  52. mew

    Lmao.. i'm not mad at you.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  53. mew

    Oh i understand that. So how r we going to chat w/o all this?

    November 28, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  54. @mew

    U mad @ me now

    November 28, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. @mew

    I hv reason for not giving add out, I apologize. Not to offend.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  56. mew

    Yes!!! ding ding u got it!!! lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  57. mew

    did u get my msg about me being VERY happy with the outcome. does that help

    November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  58. @mew

    FB ?

    November 28, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  59. mew

    Funny just not reaching out to you yesterday i missed ur crazy self.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  60. @mew

    I think we hv each mixed up with some1 else lol. I am mixed up now. Can u some how mk urself clearer

    November 28, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  61. mew

    We're never alone on here. Just like the other. i hate having every1 read every thing i have to say to u.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  62. mew

    Lmao oh hell i'm always evil. U confuse me thou. i'm not understanding something from ur end about the other .. u know what i'm saying? no add. is there a reason. would make it easier to chat

    November 28, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  63. @mew

    Pick away. Looks like we are alone lol.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  64. mew

    O i have a bone to pick w u by the way lol

    November 28, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  65. @mew

    Is every day beautiful for u. No trouble no fun. Got to be evel some times lol We on same *pickle* now

    November 28, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  66. mew

    Omg i went to the mall and it was packed. i put up my x-mas lights n stuff outside bc the weather was so beautiful.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. mew

    Oh yes it was a beautiful w-end. Lol. I kept out of trouble

    November 28, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  68. @mew

    I dunno lol Did u hv a beautiful weekend.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  69. mew

    Umm well arent we in a pickle here. r u who i think this is...i dont know now. How r we going to do this to know

    November 28, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  70. @mew

    U think I am who, mew r u who I think

    November 28, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  71. mew

    Oh that would stink. u had a good w-end?

    November 28, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  72. @@mew

    R u still there? i didn't know it waz u. u know. coming on here i don't know who is who anymore. i think its u. lmao.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  73. @mew

    Yea he dyed hungree. They should do awtopsys on them fer fun lol.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  74. mew

    I thought it was funny when the first walker came running out of the barn. he looked soooo happy thinking he was going to eat someone. lmao. did u c that big ole smile he had on his face

    November 28, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  75. mew

    Lol. o! i bet u have a fine azz ..lol

    November 28, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  76. @mew

    Ty for ansering my azz lol

    November 28, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  77. @mew

    Nah walkers can't get it up. Theyz to hungry to hav s e x.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  78. @@mew

    I just answered u azz

    November 28, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  79. mew

    That baby is going to come out as a walker. he'll be spitting up blood and all that crazy sh!t. crying n make it all about him. stupid kids. carl should get killed to. show off little idiot.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  80. @mew

    K don't anser me. U must be a troll and not mew.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  81. mew

    Lol i'm beautiful when i'm rolling in pig sh!t. me so pretty. lmao

    November 28, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  82. mew

    I'm just a fat attention wh.ore. just me and my fat. The blogs were so slow this weekend i thought i was going to lose my mind cuz i had no one to troll or talk to. oh lord the blog is my friend! I feel so happy here on here!

    November 28, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  83. @mew

    Lol looks like we r the only ppl hear. What about shane is he the 1 who wants the mom. Is that hiz baby.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  84. @mew

    Every1 is beautiful. *in 1 way or nuther* The ugly ppl r the trolls. Don't shed tears for ugly ppl.:)

    November 28, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  85. mew

    Oh wait a minute. don't they usually have a blog on the walking dead. leave it to us to always screw up things. here we r starting the talk early on this here ole blogs. we think of no one else but us.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  86. mew

    I'm so happy my friends are back here to tell me i'm fat and beautiful. oh you guys make me want to cry.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  87. @mew

    Is shane the guy who had the mom. *befor dad came back*

    November 28, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  88. mew

    We sure hope everyone has a super good day back to work. : )

    November 28, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  89. mew

    I would like to rub Shane myself while i rub my big, ole hanging t!ts. I bet he has a nice piece of meat hanging between his legs. Where i'm from they call me the neighborhood truck stop wh.0re bc i wait at the truck stops and take and please all the truckers with my big ole dirty tootless mouth. they enjoyed gumming

    November 28, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  90. mew

    The lil boy Carl is starting to get on my nerves some. Im starting to not care for him. Wearing the sheriff hat and acting like he is super tough. He is still only 8 or 9 years old–or acts that way. I bet he does end up shooting Shane. Shane seems crazy.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  91. mew

    Woo. Shane sure seems out of control. I kept expecting him to start shooting the humans. I really enjoyed the episode. Plus they will be starting back in February. Thats only about 3 more months. : ) WAHOO : )

    November 28, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  92. @mew and @@mew

    Glad they found that dum little girl and shot her in the head. I was sick of that drawn out part.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  93. @mew

    Well, did you like the mid season finale? Shane's character is rubbing everyone the wrong way, except Andrea.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  94. mew

    not much on the smellavision next week. maybe walking dead will be ok tonight. also survivor on wednesday. ive already given up on terra nova. we dont watch it anymore. too much like a disney show or swiss family robinson.

    November 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Ha Ha Trolls

    Ha Ha...not second!

    November 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |

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