By Eliana Dockterman
November 6, 2014

MUSIC

Traveling Tunes

For Foo Fighters’ eighth album, Sonic Highways, the band traveled across the U.S., recording eight songs in eight cities. The album drops Nov. 10, while an HBO series following the road trip is currently airing.

TELEVISION

Try Again

The upcoming biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, airing Nov. 15 on Lifetime, has already generated controversy for its depiction of the singer, who died in a 2001 plane crash at the age of 21.

BOOKS

Reanimated

Stephen King’s latest horror novel, Revival, follows a minister who is obsessed with electrical experiments and spurns God after a catastrophe befalls his family. The book, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, hits shelves on Nov. 11.

Read James Poniewozik’s take on Lisa Kudrow and The Comeback

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TELEVISION

Cherish the Day

Lisa Kudrow returns to HBO on Nov. 9 with the second season of The Comeback, her satire of reality TV. Although her character, Valerie Cherish, is trying to rebrand herself as an edgy actress, Kudrow doesn’t like being called “brave”: “What did I do? I didn’t realize I was putting myself in harm’s way!” After all, getting into character is as simple as changing her look. “When I put the wig on, it’s full Valerie. It’s fantastic how that happens. It’s great to see how other people start treating me!”

–DANIEL D’ADDARIO

FOR VIDEO OF TIME’S INTERVIEW WITH LISA KUDROW, GO TO time.com/comeback

‘NOW THAT YOU SEE WHERE IT’S GOTTEN US, MAYBE YOU’LL KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT.’

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THE WEEK THE NEWSROOM RETURNS

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

This appears in the November 17, 2014 issue of TIME.

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