Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
April 22nd, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary" -  so go the opening lines of Edgar Allen Poe's famous and ominous poem, "The Raven."

Now, a fictionalized account of Poe's last days will be released on the big screen. In "The Raven," Poe (played by John Cusack) follows a serial killer whose murders are very similar to those described in his stories. The movie comes to theaters on April 27.

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


  • Catch the "Fox 25th Anniversary Special," which features stars from "Ally McBeal"; "Beverly Hills, 90210"; "Married With Children"; "American Idol"; "24"; "That '70s Show"; "Family Guy"; and "In Living Color." The special kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.


  • Watch new episodes of "Bones" and "House" starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at 11:34 p.m. ET on NBC.


  • "Glee" pays homage to Whitney Houston in their latest episode, on tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
  • Books being released this week include: "The Wind Through the Keyhole" by Stephen King; "Sunrise Point" by Robyn Carr; "How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World" by Bonnie St. John; "Crystal Gardens" by Amanda Quick; and "The Immortal Rules" by Julie Kagawa.
  • Movies and TV series coming out on DVD and Blu-ray are: "Contraband"; "The Innkeepers"; and the "Titanic" TV series.
  • New music coming out this week includes: "Blunderbuss" by Jack White; "Legendary Demos" by Carole King; "Live At the Moody Theater" by Warren Haynes; "The Wanted" by The Wanted; "Up All Night" by Kip Moore; and "Hard 2 Love" by Lee Brice.


  • Catch a new episode of "Revenge" at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
  • "Parks and Recreation's" Rob Lowe will be on the "Late Show with David Letterman" at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.


  • Wil Wheaton guest stars on "The Big Bang Theory" as a guest at Wolowitz's bachelor party. Watch this at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • Watch the live episode of "30 Rock," where Kenneth leads the crew on a history of Studio 6H, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Paul Rudd returns as Bobby Newport as he and Leslie participate in a televised debate on "Parks and Recreation" at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Catch a new episode of "Scandal" at 10:01 p.m. ET on ABC.


  • Rob Lowe will track his ancestry on "Who Do You Think You Are?" at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • Head to the movie theater to catch: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," with the voices of Hugh Grant, Brendan Geeson and Jeremy Piven; "The Five-Year Engagement," starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt; "Safe," starring Jason Statham; and "Bernie" starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.

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    May 1, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nugent

    Put dat antler hat on rit der & run across yard. We see we see a gih gih gih

    April 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bouncer bob

    New episodes of House? I thought that show was going off air?

    April 23, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. lol

    Yea it will be a good week to dim the lites and have some 'quality' time with my loving wife.

    April 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. toes2

    Not too much on the tv next week. Oh well. We hope everyone has a happy and peaceful week.

    April 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Zimmerman

    Ha ha hay ted nugent ill shoot u

    April 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • T.Nugent

      Bring it. Although I will say that punk kid who cracked your skull had it coming. They should give you a medal for keeping your neighborhood safe. I bet the crime rate in your subdivision has dropped to zero.

      April 23, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |

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