Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Unlikely and totally endearing duo Keira Knightley and Steve Carell star in this drama that, according to EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum, ”ponders human behavior in the face of impending oblivion with an idiosyncratic, explosion-free bittersweetness I haven’t seen since — well, since Don McKellar’s excellent, bittersweet 1999 end-of-the-world reverie, Last Night.”
U.S. Olympic Trials
The time to care has come! This weekend, NBC will air the diving finals — two hours on Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. ET, and three hours on Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. ET — as well as the track and field finals (Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, and Sunday at 7 p.m ET). Also, go ahead and set your DVRs for the swimming finals, which NBC will air eight straight nights in prime time starting Monday.
Joshua Henkin's The World Without You
The extended family of a young journalist killed on assignment in Iraq gathers in the Berkshires for a Fourth of July memorial in this tender novel that made EW’s weekly Must List. Read our review.
MTV's Awkward. marathon
If you haven’t checked out this addictive high school-set comedy with bite and heart, now’s your chance: MTV marathons the 12-episode first season on Sunday, starting at 3:31 p.m. ET. Season 2 premieres June 28.
Debating The Newsroom
Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show, starring Jeff Daniels as an acerbic anchor who Sorkin insists isn’t based on Keith Olbermann, debuts Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. You’ll need to know whether you loved it or hated it come Monday morning.
''Dirty Dancing Dance-A-Long''
A free showing in L.A. Friday night at 8 p.m. to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary will also feature the dance troupe Contra-Tiempo shadow dancing numbers live. The screening is part of the L.A. Film Fest, in partnership with the 11th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival and Grand Performances.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present
The traveling exhibit featuring 166 memorable prints — such as Alfred Wertheimer’s backstage series with Elvis Presley, Michael Lavine’s portrait of Notorious B.I.G. at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, and Ian Dickson’s photo of the Ramones playing a club in Liverpool — opens in L.A.’s Annenberg Space for Photography on Saturday and runs through October 7.
Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo.
The four-day fest started on Thursday and continues with sets from Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, and Jo Dee Messina (Friday), the Zac Brown Band (Saturday), and Blake Shelton and the Charlie Daniels Band (Sunday).
Subway Series shifts to Queens
The first-place Yankees swept the Mets in the Bronx just two weeks ago, but since then, Mets’ knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has tossed two straight one-hitters. The interleague rivals meet again for three games beginning Friday night, and Dickey takes the hill against Yanks’ ace C.C. Sabathia for ESPN’s Sunday night game. —Jeff Labrecque
Friday night Jon Hamm fix
Mad Men‘s leading man stops by Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC, 10 p.m. ET) to chat with Scott Aukerman and make music with comedian Reggie Watts.