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PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, the Sochi Olympics, 'The Monuments Men', and more

Yes, this week is a little heavy on the sporting events. Between the Super Bowl and the kick-off of the Sochi Olympics, it’s simply something we can’t ignore. However, the good news for non-sports fans is that there are plenty of other entertainment options to go around. Some of your favorite shows are returning, some of your favorite reality shows just keep getting better, and did I mention that George Clooney will be hitting the big screen? Here’s what this week has in store:

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PopWatch Planner: Grammy Awards, 'American Horror Story: Coven' finale, and more

This week has all the necessary pop-culture ingredients: A great book, a great movie, an awards show, and countless television musts. Get ready to set your DVRs, hit up your local bookstore, and cheer on your favorite performances, because we’ve outlined the perfect way for you to say goodbye to January.
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PopWatch Planner: 'Sherlock' premiere, 'Sleepy Hollow' finale, 'Vampire Diaries' 100th, and more

As your favorite shows slowly start to come back from hiatus, it’s time to say goodbye to others. But don’t worry. Between Sherlock‘s season 3 return and the introduction of Wahlburgers, your week is sure to be full of just as many (if not more) hellos as it is goodbyes.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Anchorman 2' in theaters, 'The X Factor' finale, and more

As we head into the holiday season, this week has a little bit of everything. From Beyoncé’s surprise album — which you should download now — to Ron Burgundy’s return in Anchorman 2 and every fall finale in between, here’s what we recommend you put on your schedule:

SUNDAY 12/15
Homeland season finale AND Beyoncé on iTunes

Homeland wraps up its third season this week — what’s in store for Brody and Carrie? Other than an hour of twists and turns, we can’t be sure!

Plus: Queen B’s newest album was secretly released on iTunes and is the perfect soundtrack for any weekend activity.


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PopWatch Planner: 'Arrow', 'Scandal' mid-season finales, 'American Hustle' in theaters, more

As we head into the holiday season, it’s time to cherish the final weeks before all of our favorite television shows go on their winter hiatuses. As much as it hurts to say goodbye, mid-season finales mark the (second) best — behind actual season finales, of course — time of the year for TV.

So this week is all about catching every possible mid-season finale that you can, and then running to the theater for a little Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper reunion.

All times listed are Eastern.

SUNDAY 12/08

Bonnie & Clyde, 9 p.m., simulcasted by A&E, Lifetime, and The History Channel

Emile Hirsch stars as Clyde Barrow and The Borgias‘ Holliday Grainger plays Bonnie Parker in this two-night miniseries about the ’30s crime couple.

MONDAY 12/09

Sleepy Hollow, 9 p.m., Fox

John Noble returns as Henry Parrish, who helps Ichabod contact Katrina. Long story short:  They end up releasing a monster from purgatory. Or, if you’re not one for monsters, the episode will also tell us more about Ichabod’s recently revealed son.

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Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, 8 p.m. ABC

When it comes to getting in the holiday spirit, this classic story of the legend of Santa Claus, featuring the voices of Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney, is the perfect ending to a long day. Bonus: Pair it with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

TUESDAY 12/10

American Country Awards, 8 p.m., Fox

Country fans won’t want to miss performances by Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, and more. Did we mention it’s hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick?

OR

R. Kelly’s Black Panties hits shelves

So R. Kelly has a new album. And it’s called Black Panties.

WEDNESDAY 12/11

Arrow, 8 p.m., The CW

The mid-season finale of Arrow promises action, more Barry Allen, and a death. Basically, everything you could ask for. And if you’re watching Arrow, you might as well stick around for the mid-season finale of The Tomorrow People at 9 p.m. on The CW. Unless, of course, one shocking finale is all you can take in one night.

THURSDAY 12/12

Scandal, 10 p.m., ABC

Thursday night is the mid-season finale jackpot. From The Vampire Diaries to Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Reign, and the always shocking Scandal, you can’t go wrong. However, Liv dealing with her father (and Sally dealing with her “sin”) is at the top of our list.

FRIDAY 12/13

American Hustle in theaters

David O. Russell’s newest film stars the likes of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. It’s the The Fighter-Silver Linings Playbook collision we’ve been waiting for.

SATURDAY 12/14

College Basketball, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

If you’re a fan of college basketball, this NCAA match-up between Kentucky and North Carolina is a must-see.

SUNDAY 12/15

Revenge, 9 p.m., ABC

Revenge‘s mid-season finale is all about Emily and Daniel’s wedding. And if we have learned anything, blood shed is never out of the question in The Hamptons … not even on a wedding day.

PopWatch Planner: 'The Simpsons' Halloween special, 'The Walking Dead' returns

First course of the week for our pop culture palates? An early taste of Halloween with the annual Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” episode. Second is a sampling of season premieres, and the third course is a trip down a John Lithgow rabbit hole. But save room for dessert, which features organic and free-range zombie sweetbreads, courtesy of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Bon Appéteeth!

All times listed are Eastern.
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PopWatch Planner: 'How I Met Your Mother' and more new fall shows, plus the 'Breaking Bad' finale!

We’re looking at a prime time life cycle – one of big returns and one very big Bad finale. How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory  return and the final two episodes of Breaking Bad bookend the week. Better get your DVR revved up.

All times listed are Eastern.
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PopWatch Planner: 'Mindy Project' and more new fall shows, plus the Emmy Awards!

Gosh, after such a whirlwind fan-dom week we’ve had with the Breaking Bad spin-off and another J.K. Rowling movie in the works, what could possibly be in store for us the week of Sept. 15 – Sept. 22 that could match or top our excitement? Why, it’s the return of Fall TV and the beginning of TV awards season to cap off the week! You’re gonna want to hold on to your remote.

All times listed are Eastern.
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PopWatch Planner: The U.S. Open finals, Lady Gaga, Breaking Bad, and more

Stumped for what to tune into on the tube this week? We’ve got a tennis-heavy couple days, the season premiere of Boardwalk Empire, a new-fangled trivia game show, a conversation with Lady Gaga, and Breaking Bad. All times listed are Eastern.

SUNDAY
2013 U.S. Open Tennis, Women’s Singles final, 4:30p.m., CBS

Boardwalk Empire season premiere, 9p.m., HBO

Which female tennis player will prove victorious in the final Grand Slam of 2013? Once that’s decided, flip over to HBO to catch up with Nucky and his gangster crew as they return for season 4.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Teen Wolf' ends, 'You're Next' begins, and 'Dexter' goes hunting

Summer might be coming to an end, but like high school coaches always say, “It’s important to finish strong!” At least, that’s what we imagine them saying based on the television shows we’ve watched involving high school coaches. Regardless, grab your remotes, your movie tickets, and your reading glasses, because pop culture has a lot in store for you this week: READ FULL STORY

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