Week in entertainment: 'Alias Grace,' 'Bad Moms'

Mary Cadden

Plan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones:

Shemar Moore stars in 'S.W.A.T.'


Tune in: Shemar Moore returns to network television. The former Criminal Minds actor stars as Sergeant Daniel 'Hondo' Harrelson in S.W.A.T., a reboot of the film and television series of the same name. The series premiere airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS  Thursday.

Idris Elba stars as the last surviving gunslinger in Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower.'


View: While It continues to make box office history, another of Stephen King's books adapted to film, The Dark Tower, is out Tuesday. Though USA TODAY's Brian Truitt gave the film only * out of four stars, he cited Idris Elba as the lone highlight for "a winning sense of stoic gravitas as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger of Arthurian-like legend." 

'Alias Grace' airs on Netflix Friday.


Watch: Another one of Margaret Atwood's novels is coming to streaming. Netflix airs Alias Grace this Friday. Based on Atwood's book of the same name, the story takes place in 1843 and follows Grace Marks, a servant in Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer. McDermott was hanged while Marks was sentenced to life imprisonment and later exonerated. 

Rage Against the Machine perform at Woodstock '99 at Griffiss Park in Rome, NY.


Anniversary: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Rage Against the Machine's eponymous debut album turns 25 on Friday. The album included the singles Freedom, Bombtrack, Know Your Enemy, Bullet in the Head and Killing in the Name

Mila Kunis, from left left, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn go tree shopping in 'A Bad Moms Christmas.'


Go to: Just ahead of the holiday season, A Bad Moms Christmas, starring  Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Katheryn Hahn, opens Wednesday.  The sequel follows our favorite moms as they rebel against the expectations of Christmas.