The Week Ahead: January 24 – January 30

The Week Ahead: January 24 – January 30

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.

Oscar noms and a new season of Archer…looks like a good week! 🙂

Movies

The Rite

This one is a bit of a tough call for me.  The Last Exorcism, released last year, barely broke $40 million domestic gross (dogro).  The director, Mikael Håfström, also directed 1408 (which dogroed about 70 mil in 2007).  This one also has an interesting cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alice Braga, Toby Jones…and Rutger Hauer.  I haven’t seen a lot of publicity on it.  I’m going to say…in the 40 million to 79 million dollar final dogro range…maybe 60 million.  I could also see it sinking badly, and maybe getting closer to 100.  But I’ll stick with the 40m to 79m slot.

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • House at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Pair of Kings at 8:00 on Disney😄 (Monday)
  • Regular Show at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Robotomy at 8:45 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Lie to Me at 9:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Ancient X-Files at 9:00 PM on NatGeo (Monday)
  • Castle at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • My Life is a Zoo (series debut) at 10:00 PM on NatGeo (Monday)
  • Oscar nominations announced at 5:30 AM (Tuesday)
  • I, Predator at 8:00 PM on Animal Planet (Tuesday)
  • State of the Union at 9:00 PM (several) (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Tuesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters International at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Face Off (competition for makeup artists…series debut: McKenzie Westmore, Michael’s daughter, is a judge) at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Miracle Detectives at 10:00 PM on Own (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica (3rd season debut) at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Vampire Diaries at 8:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Bones at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Nikita at 9:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Archer (2nd season debut) at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 on the Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Phineas & Ferb special: Roller Coaster: The Musical at 8:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants special: The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom/Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle (Friday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants special: The Main Drain/Sponge-cano at 8:30 PM on Nickelodeon (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 8:30 PM on the Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Onion News Network at 10:00 PM on IFC (Friday)
  • Spartacus at 10:00 PM on Starz (Friday)
  • Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (featuring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Saturday)
  • Primeval at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • Saturday Night Live (Jesse Eisenberg hosts) at 11:29 PM on NBC (Saturday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)
  • Mongo Wrestling Alliance at 11:59 PM on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

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.

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

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