Sep. 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM ET
This week, fan favorites will return to the "Dancing With the Stars" ballroom to compete for the world's ugliest trophy, a comedy favorite from your childhood pops up on DVD, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes time travel look terrifying.
MONDAY: 'Dancing With the Stars'
It's all-star time for "Dancing With the Stars," with 13 returning celebrities who've previously competed on the show returning in a new quest for that ugly mirror-ball trophy. Highlights from the cast include Kirstie Alley, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey and headline-making Bristol Palin. It should be a tough race -- six returnees are past champions. Johnson, Lachey, Apolo Anton Ohno, Emmitt Smith, Kelly Monaco and Hélio Castroneves have all claimed the title before. (Sept. 24, 8 p.m., ABC.)
TUESDAY: 'Carol's Favorites'
They don't make comedy shows today like they did in Carol Burnett's day. And get those kids off my lawn. "The Carol Burnett Show" ran from 1967 to 1978, and those of us who were around during that time remember it fondly. Carol's Tarzan yell. The questions from the audience. Her TV commercial parodies. "Went with the Wind," featuring Carol as "Starlet" O'Hara, wearing a curtain gown complete with curtain rod. A six-DVD set, "Carol's Favorites," comes out this week and features 17 complete episodes, and yes, it includes "Went With the Wind." She just saw it in the window and couldn't resist it. (Out on DVD Sept. 25.)
Time travel never quite works out in movies. We think we'll just zip back in time, kill Hitler, save the dinosaurs, pick the right lottery numbers, but no such luck. "Looper" takes place in a future where time travel is illegal but used by criminals, who often send someone back into the past as a way of getting rid of them. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a "looper," a man whose job is to kill those travelers, but one day, the man who appears is his own future self (played by Bruce Willis). "Looper" is getting mostly rave reviews, and Gordon-Levitt is one of the hottest actors on the screen these days. This one looks like a must-see. (Opens Sept. 28.)