(CBS) This is the bittersweet week we Muggles have been waiting for. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 opens on Friday.
It's bittersweet because this is the last movie to come from J.K. Rowling's epic seven-book series about the boy wizard and his Hogwarts classmates' battle against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Anticipation has been keen; fans camped out for days before the movie's world premiere in London last week. If past experience is any indication, Potter fans will overwhelm the box office on the opening weekend.
Little wonder why the only other movie of note opening this week is Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" reboot with characters voiced by John Cleese and Craig Fergusson,
In other entertainment highlights this week, Kyra Sedgwick returns in a new 10-episode season of "The Closer" beginning Monday on TNT. But the end is in sight for the drama, in which Sedgwick stars as LAPD Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. After this summer, TNT will air five episodes during the winter and the last six next summer.
Also, look for Glenn Close's "Damages" to begin a new season on Wednesday and for the series finale of "Friday Night Lights" on NBC Friday.
And on Thursday, July 14, Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly" and Joshua Jackson of "Fringe " will announce this year's nominees for primetime Emmy awards. The Emmy ceremony takes place Sept. 18 with "Glee" star Jane Lunch as host.
Among the albums hitting store shelves this week is Colbie Caillat's third offering "All of You," Santana's 22nd studio album "Acapulco Sunrise" and Blake Shelton's eagerly awaited "Red River Blue." Also look for Dr. John's "New Orleans Man" and "If Not Now, When?" by Incubus.
And as any George R.R. Martin fan will tell you, his long anticipated book "A Dance with Dragons," will be published by Bantam on Tuesday. The book, logging in at 900-plus pages, is the fifth in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.