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Let’s face it: Postmillennial planning is a cosmic pain. Whatever happened to that much-anticipated apocalypse? Nothing, unless you count Dude, Where’s My Car? And wasn’t this the year we were supposed to embark on a Kubrickian space odyssey, complete with bone-throwing apes? Guess not — unless you count Dude, Where’s My Car? Thus, a calendar of 2001’s entertainment offerings might seem risky. Nevertheless, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY dauntlessly compiled this handy agenda of events for the coming year: Liz Taylor will star in a TV movie! William Shatner will turn 70! (But he won’t be buying his Ensure on Priceline anymore.) Warren Beatty’s long-awaited, once-stolen comedy, Town & Country, will finally grace the silver screen. Maybe. (We might as well say it now: All dates are subject to change.) So follow along as we map out the year, month by month, come HAL or high water.

January

01.23

On the Web: Elizabeth Wurtzel’s e-book, Radical Sanity: Commonsense Advice for Uncommon Women

The Jim Carrey comedy Me, Myself & Irene out on DVD

Jennifer Lopez’s new album, J. Lo, is released

01.24

VH1 original movie: Strange Frequency

01.26

Opening: The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey

01.28

Something to do while waiting for the premiere of Survivor: The Australian Outback — Super Bowl XXXV, on CBS

01.30

SAG Award nominations are announced.

Arthur’s Storybook and Arthur’s Mystery Files in video stores

Vitamin C’s new album, More, is released

The Spike Lee Collection (three films) out on DVD

01.31

Hollywood Black Film Festival, in Culver City, Calif. (through Feb. 4)

February

02.01

Network sweeps begin! Stunts include the 150th episode of ER.

02.02 Groundhog Day

Opening: Invisible Circus, starring Cameron Diaz

02.03

The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, on CBS (concludes Feb. 4)

02.04

The 51st NHL All-Star Game, on ABC

02.05

ABC original movie Inside the Osmonds

02.06

In bookstores: A Painted House, John Grisham’s serialized novel (Doubleday)

Rod Stewart’s CD Human

Barenaked Ladies on tour. First date: Buffalo’s Shea’s Performing Arts Center

02.08

CFDA Fashion Week begins, fall collections 2001, in New York (through Feb. 16)

02.09

Opening: Hannibal, with Julianne Moore, and Head Over Heels

The Powerpuff Girls special ”Meet the Beat Alls,” a tribute to the Fab Four, on the Cartoon Network

02.11

American International Toy Fair, at New York’s Javits Center (through Feb. 15)

Series debut XFL, where the WWF meets the NFL, on TNN (through April 8)

02.12

ABC original movie These Old Broads, with Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds