Best Bets: Olympics, "3" on CBS and Tana French book

The Olympic Rings are displayed on Tower Bridge over the river Thames in central London on July 22, 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Games begin on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages) LEON NEAL

The Olympic Rings are displayed on Tower Bridge over the River Thames in central London on July 22, 2012. The London 2012 Olympic Games begin on July 27.
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(CBS News) All eyes this week are on London, where the 2012 Olympic Summer Games kick off with opening ceremonies on Friday

The three-hour ceremony that starts the two weeks of competitive games is being organized by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") and will be opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

Special Section: 2012 London Olympics

Actor Daniel Craig is expected to make an appearance as James Bond and Beatle Paul McCartney has said he will be the closing act. NBC is broadcasting the Olympics and the trials which precede the opening ceremony this week.

In other TV news this week, look for the debuts of ABC's "Bachelor Pad," an elimination game show, on Monday, the CBS dating game "3" on Thursday and Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" on Wednesday. Two of the cooking show's judges and two of the contestants rang the opening bell for NASDAQ on Friday.

Moviegoers this week continue to deal with aftershocks of the early morning movie-theater shooing Friday in Aurora, Colo., which left 12 dead and dozens injured. The shooting took place during a midnight screening on opening day for "The Dark Knight Rises."

The shooting cut into attendance this weekend, despite police presence at many theaters showing the film, and may well keep audiences down for the movies opening this weekend, including Ben Stiller's "The Watch," Adam Shankman's dance movie "Step Up Revolution" and Matthew McConaughey's "Killer Joe."

"The Watch" already has run into troubles with news events. Originally called "Neighborhood Watch," it was renamed after a neighborhood watch volunteer shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida earlier this year. Trailers for the Stiller movie were pulled from theaters at the time.

Some movie fans may prefer to get their fix with DVDs and Blu-Ray offerings. New releases this week include "Silent House," "The Deep Blue Sea" and the first season of Kelsey Grammer's TV drama "Boss."

Music releases this week include "Gossamer" by the indie rock group Passion Pit and a debut album by Heavenly Beat called "Talent."

Acclaimed Irish crime writer Tana French has a new novel out Tuesday called "Broken Harbor" which is getting strong reviews. Also published Tuesday are new works by bestselling authors J.A. Jance ("Judgment Call") and Danielle Steele ("Friends Forever").

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