The Week Ahead: November 15 – November 21 2010

The Week Ahead: November 15 – November 21 2010

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

They probably call this Harry Potter and the Blockbuster Weekend.  ;)  Yes, they would have made more money if they had been able to do 3D that satisfied them (they released without 3D instead).  I think releasing the e-books first could have helped.  I know that may seem odd, but it’s been more than three years since the book on which this is based was released.  That may not seem like much, but that’s a long time in kid time.  I think the HP books are true classics and will be popular for many decades (like the Oz books).  But kids may not be begging their parents to take them like they might have two years ago.  On the other hand, this is the most adult of the series…there are probably people in line as I write this.  I think we can look for a dogro (domestic growth) north of 100 million…and it will be relatively more successful in the UK.

New TV

  • Chuck (Summer Glau, Richard Chamberlain, and The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle co-star) at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • The Event at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Lie to Me at 9:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Castle (a possible alien abduction is investigated…Lance Henrickson and Lyle Lovett guest star) at 10:01 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • Glee (Gwyneth Paltrow guest stars) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family at 8:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Nova (Secrets of Stonehenge) at 8:00 PM on PBS (Tuesday)
  • Stargate Universe at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Tuesday)
  • Tower Prep at 9:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Tuesday)
  • Freak Encounters (Genoskwa) at 10:00 PM on Animal Planet (Tuesday)
  • Freak Encounters (Area 52) at 10:30 PM on Animal Planet (Tuesday)
  • Human Target (2nd season debut) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Survivor at 8:00 PM on CBS  (Wednesday)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at 8:30 PM on Disney XD  (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters at 9:00 PM on Syfy  (Wednesday)
  • Mythbusters at 9:00 PM on the Discovery Channel  (Wednesday)
  • Psych at 10:00 PM on USA  (Wednesday)
  • South Park at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central  (Wednesday)
  • Ugly Americans at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central  (Wednesday)
  • Hollywood Treasure at 10:30 PM on Syfy  (Wednesday)
  • Real and Chance at 11:00 PM on VH1  (Wednesday)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Keith Carradine guest stars) at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Bones at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Ancient Aliens at 10:00 PM on The History Channel (Thursday)
  • Burn Notice at 10:00 PM on USA (Thursday)
  • Fact or Faked at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (it’s the future and Dick Grayson is Batman…and Bruce Wayne and Catwoman have a son together) at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Ben 10 at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Medium at 8:00 PM on CBS (Friday)
  • Smallville (Tom Welling directs…Aquaman and Green Arrow appear) at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Ghost Adventures at 9:00 PM on the Travel Channel (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 9:00 PM on the Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Supernatural (fairies are involved in an episode written by The Tick’s Ben Edlund) at 9:00 PM on the CW
  • Sanctuary at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Celebrity Ghost Stories (Fred Willard, Gina Lee Nolan) at 9:00 PM on Bio (Saturday)
  • The Night Before Christmas (yes, a new Christmas special on November 20…with Jennifer Beals) at 9:00 PM on the Hallmark Channel (Saturday)
  • The Graham Norton Show (guest Daniel Radcliffe) at 10:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • Saturday Night Live (Anne Hathaway hosts) at 11:29 PM on NBC (Saturday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Dexter at 9:00 PM on Showtime (Sunday)
  • Family Guy at 9:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Paranormal State at 9:00 PM on A&E (Sunday)
  • Paranormal State at 9:30 PM on A&E (Sunday)
  • Futurama (the holiday spectacular) at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Sunday)
  • The Haunted at 10:00 PM on Animal Planet (Sunday)
  • Psychic Kids at 10:00 PM on A&E (Sunday)
  • The Walking Dead at 10:00 PM on AMC (Sunday)
  • The Venture Brothers (special one-hour end of season) at 11:30 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim

 Videogames

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

  • Philcon  in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (Peter S. Beagle is the guest of honor)
  • Steamcon II in Seattle, Washington (Steampunk con with James Blaylock)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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