Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
November 11th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

After five years, hundreds of millions of dollars, and really passionate fans, the end is here.

Friday's release of “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” marks the conclusion (for the moment, at least) of “The Twilight Saga."

In the film, newlyweds Edward and Bella raise a rather unique child and fight an army of Italian vampires, which sounds terribly stressful, but it's likely nothing compared to what diehard fans are going through.

Some fans might consider blocking out the whole night for a “Twilight” marathon. Select theaters nationwide will be screening the entire series on Thursday prior to "Part 2's" midnight release.

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


  • On NBC, “The Voice” continues whittling down its roster of performers.
  • Later in the night, the blackout survivors of “Revolution” will continue searching for light.


  • A slew of new books are out this week, including “Fifty Shades” parody “Fifty Shades of Chicken,” James Patterson’s next thriller, “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” and British literary luminary Ian McEwan’s latest, “Sweet Tooth.”
  • Mumford & Sons will stop by “The Late Show with David Letterman” tonight, alongside Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife.”
  • Lana Del Rey has a new release, subtitled “The Paradise Edition,” which packages her debut album “Born to Die” with a mini release from earlier this year, “Paradise.”


  • The CW is airing a fresh episode of its better-than-you-think superhero show, “Arrow.” This week, Oliver Queen is tormented about his crime fighting.
  • Immediately afterward, “Supernatural” is airing its seventh episode, which crew members have already called "devastating."


  • Stay up super late tonight and catch “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC, where he’ll be talking to latest Bond girl Naomie Harris. (Didn’t you hear? It's supposed to be great.)


  • In addition to "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," two pretty anticipated films are hitting theaters: Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln" and Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina.”
  • Helen Mirren is appearing on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” where she’ll be joined by Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime.


  • Anne Hathaway is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tonight with Rihanna.

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