Best Bets: Season finales on TV, "Battleship," and an Occupy Wall Street album
(CBS News) It's all about TV this week as network honchos meet with advertisers in New York to unveil their fall schedules in a series of meetings dubbed the "upfronts."
Some networks have already tipped their hands, renewing favored shows for another season or cancelling ones with low ratings. But many shows - and their casts - are sweating it out until the upfront announcements.
It's also a big week for season finales. Tonight will be a wrap for "Mike & Molly" with its long awaited wedding, as well as for "Bones," "How I Met Your Mother," "Gossip Girl," "Two and a Half Men," "Hart of Dixie," "Hawaii 5-0," and "Smash."
Tuesday is "Cougar Town's" last show on ABC; it moves to TBS next season. Also wrapping up their seasons that night are "90210," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Fashion Star," and "Private Practice." On Wednesday are season finales for "Suburgatory" and "Criminal Minds."
Ending their seasons on Thursday are "Missing," "Community," "30 Rock," "Rules of Engagement," "Awake," "Grey's Anatomy," "Person of Interest," "The Mentalist," and "Scandal." Friday season finales include "Nikita," "Shark Tank," "Who Do You Think You Are," "Grimm" and "Supernatural."
Mick Jagger is both guest host and musical guest Saturday when "Saturday Night Live" winds up its 2011-12 season.
On Sunday, Donald Trump will choose a winner during the finale of this season's "Celebrity Apprentice." Trump is reportedly in talks with NBC for two more seasons. Also ending their seasons Sunday are "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Cleveland Show," "Harry's Law," "The Simpsons," "Sherlock," "Army Wives," and "Family Guy."
This is also the week when some of the summer shows debut, most notably "America's Got Talent" with new judge- shock jock Howard Stern, which starts tonight.
On the big screen, Sacha Baron Cohen's much-hyped comedy (remember the red-carpet ashes?) "The Dictator" opens on Wednesday.
Friday openings are scheduled for "The Battleship," an action-adventure based on a board game starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna, and the ensemble movie "What To Expect When You're Expecting" with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock, Dennis Quaid and Joe Manganiello.
The Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom." A total of 22 features will be screened in competition before the festival ends on May 27. Among those expected to promote movies at the event are Brad Pitt, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson.
DVDs coming out this week include "Rampart" with Woody Harrelson and Robin Wright.
Music fans can expect new albums this week from "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert ("Trespassing") Lisa Marie Presley ("Storm & Grace") Santana ("Shape Shifter") Willie Nelson ("Heroes") and Tenacious D ("The Rize of the Fenix").
Also coming out Tuesday is "Occupy This Album!," a compilation of songs by 99 different artists. The four-disc release will benefit the Occupy Movement. Among those performing on it are Joan Baez, David Crosby, Debbie Harry, the Guthrie Family, Jackson Browne, Yoko Ono and Willie Nelson.
Tuesday also will see the publication of a host of celebrity books, including "The Billy Bob Tapes," by actor and singer Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman. It is based on stories from Thornton's childhood that the actor shared in late night conversations with singer-songwriter Friedman.
Other celebs with books out this week are CBS News contributor and "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger ("Making a Difference") and "Real Housewives" and "Celebrity Apprentice" star Teresa Giudice ("Fabulicious: Fast and Fit").
Also coming out that day is "Stolen Prey," a new novel by best-selling author John Sanford.
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