(CBS) It's summer! The calendar may say the season doesn't start for another month, but pop culture pegs it at Memorial Day weekend.
That means summer action blockbusters are coming to your local cineplex and summer replacement shows will be popping up on your TV. But before those summer shows can start, regular-season series have to wind up their seasons.
Most did that last week, but there still are a few season finales this week, most notably for the reality competitions. Winners will be crowned this week on "Dancing with the Stars" (Monday and Tuesday) and "American Idol" (Tuesday and Wednesday).
There are also are season finales scheduled for "Glee" (Tuesday) and "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Don't Trust the B---," "Revenge, " and "Law & Order: SVU," all on Wednesday.
Hugh Laurie is hanging up his stethoscope on "House," wrapping the show up after an eight-season run Monday with a series finale, preceded by a one-hour retrospective. Also ending this week (Thursday) is "Awake," which was canceled by NBC last week after just one season.
The Fox network's summer dance competition, "So You Think You Can Dance," launches a new season Thursday and then moves to Wednesdays the following week. That's the same night ABC enters the singing show competition with "Duets," starring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke.
On the big screen, "Men in Black 3," which has been premiering around the world for the last two weeks, opens in theaters Friday. It stars Will Smith, who has built a reputation for big-grossing summer films, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin as a younger Jones. "MIB3" will need to clear more than $52,000,000 at the domestic box office to beat its predecessors.
Also opening Friday is Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which opened the Cannes Film Festival last week. The whimsical coming-of-age tale stars Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton.
Cannes continues all week with the prestigious Palme d'Or being awarded on Saturday. Among the week's premieres will be Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" (Tuesday) with Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, and Sam Shepard; Walter Salles' "On the Road" (Wednesday) with Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi, and Elizabeth Moss; Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" (Thursday) with Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew McConaughey; and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis" (Friday) with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Samantha Morton.
Music lovers can look forward to a new album Tuesday from John Mayer. "Born and Raised" was completed before Mayer was diagnosed with a throat nodule that has temporarily silenced him. The singer-guitarist can't tour to promote the album or even sing its material in live performances.
To be published Tuesday is talk show host Jimmy Fallon's paperback book, "Thank You Notes 2" and "Canada," a new novel from Richard Ford, whose "Independence Day" became the first novel to win both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.