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Best bets: Fey, Carell hit town for ‘Date Night’

The two comic stars team up for a night out that goes horribly, hilariously wrong. Plus: "The Tudors" returns to Showtime; BBC's "Diary of Anne Frank" comes to PBS.
/ Source: msnbc.com

Movies
It's hard not to love Tina Fey on "30 Rock" or Steve Carell on "The Office," even if the antics of their characters sometimes make you cringe. So how delicious is it that they've teamed up on the big screen in "Date Night"? You've likely seen the trailer: The two play a married couple whose boring suburban life gets livened up beyond their wildest dreams one night when they're mistaken for a couple of criminals. But because it's Fey and Carell in the mix-up, this isn't just a caper, it promises to be a hilarious romp. (Opens April 9.)

Our fascination with The Doors still lives on, decades after frontman Jim Morrison's 1971 death. Johnny Depp, who knows a thing or two about obsessive fandom himself, narrates a new documentary about the legendary band, "When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors." The film uses historic and previously unseen footage of the group to tell its story. Depp says of the movie, "I am as proud of this as anything I have ever done." (Opens in select cities on April 9.)

TVYou may have seen British actress Ellie Kendrick as one of Jenny's school friends in "An Education," but she steps into a starring role in the BBC's miniseries "The Diary of Anne Frank." Frank's story is well known, but the BBC boasts that its version is the most accurate ever. British newspaper the Guardian raves that "(Kendrick) doesn't just play Anne Frank, she becomes Anne Frank." (April 11, 9 p.m. PBS.)

Henry VIII is really starting to lose it now, and it doesn't look so good to be king after all. Showtime's bloody and bawdy "The Tudors" returns for its final season. He's already beheaded one wife, the famed Anne Boleyn, and it's not looking good for his final two wives, young Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr, either. Joely Richardson, sister of the late Natasha Richardson, plays Parr. (Final season premieres April 11, 9 p.m., Showtime.)

Books
Anne Lamott fans will remember Rosie Ferguson and her family from 1997's "Rosie" and 1998's "Crooked Little Heart." In Lamott's newest novel, "Imperfect Birds," Rosie is a high-school senior with real problems, and her reluctant-to-discipline parents send her to a wilderness rehab program. "Beautiful Boy" author David Sheff raves, "With great insight and humor, Anne Lamott shows us what it means these dangerous days to be a parent, what it means to be a child, and what it means to be a family." (Out in hardcover April 6.)