• Mon, May 17 2010

Crush This: ‘Lost’ Finale Just Days Away, But ‘MacGruber’ Might Soothe The Pain

The Good GuysWelcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer.

Oh, what will we ever do without Lost? We’ll all have to figure that out after Sunday, when the epic series officially concludes. But fear not, there is plenty of new pop culture to fill the void — right? How about a premiere episode of the new FOX detective show The Good Guys with Colin Hanks? Or an MTV reality show that highlights the horrors of being a new college grad? Well, we tried.

TV: It’s all been leading up to this…Lost‘s two-hour series finale airs Sunday. So what new series are premiering to (attempt to) replace it? Tonight, MTV debuts its much-anticipated reality show Hired, which features college grads competing for entry level jobs. On Wednesday, before American Idol, check out a preview episode of The Good Guys, a quirky detective series starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks. After the preview this week, the show will settle into its regular slot June 7. Speaking of Idol, the competition series is winding down with only three contestants remaining. Dancing with the Stars is also down to the finals — with only four competitors remaining this week.

And besides Lost, there are other series taking a bow this week as well, so don’t let them get lost in the shuffle. Heh. Gossip Girl, Chuck, House, One Tree Hill and Castle all bow tonight, with Grey’s Anatomy wrapping up with a two-hour finale Thursday and 90210 ending on Tuesday.

Movies: It’s also a big week for movies. Saturday Night Live spin-off MacGruber hits theaters on Friday, but we might skip it in favor of Shrek Forever After. Some other smaller release movies to check out: Holy Rollers with Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and Ari Graynor and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas, young hot newcomer Imogen Potts and — again Jesse Eisenberg.

Music: Need more Glee? Glee: The Music, Volume 3 — Showstoppers, featuring songs from the second half of the first season, will hit stores Tuesday. Also out that day, Friday Night Lights Vol. 2, highlighting music from the series, and Weakness Makes You Beautiful, an album from Petree, a band led by Shiny Toy Guns’ Stephen Petree.

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