This weekend on TV: There's 3-ish hours of Oscars and 10-ish hours of pre-Oscars
Live from Hollywood. Seth MacFarlane hosts The Academy Awards (Sunday, 6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).ABC is also airing a preview, On the Red Carpet at the Oscars (Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Ch. 4) - and the annual, inane arrivals show, Oscars Red Carpet Live (5 p.m., Ch. 4).However, ABC's dumb-as-dirt red carpet show generally looks positively intellectual compared to the stupidity that you can count on from E! That cable network will air seven hours of pre-shows beginning at 11:30 a.m. - and then a 90-minute "after party" at 9:30 p.m.Blech.Friday on TV ...Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of O'Neill Clothing is shocked when a sales associate disses the brand and offers him weed.Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mandy flirts with Kyle, who's oblivious.Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYUMalibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The family tries to get Lillie Mae a great birthday gift.CSI: New York (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In the ninth-season finale, an unarmed man is shot by police. At this point, it's entirely possible that there won't be a 10th season.Touch (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Martin is forced into making a big decision.Alien Dawn (8 p.m., Nickelodeon): In this new series, 16-year-old Cameron races to uncover clues of a mysterious conspiracy hidden in the animated pages of a comic book series created by his missing father.Merlin (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Merlin tries to help a young Druid boy.Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An injury during a pick-up game leads to a lawsuit.American Masters (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Gospel singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe is profiled.Spartacus: War of the Damned (10 p.m., Starz): Spartacus suspects he's got a spy within his ranks.Saturday on TV ...Women's college basketball (2 p.m., BYUtv): Gonzaga at BYURipper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A Jewish anarchist is murdered.Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Stanford at BYUWomen's college gymnastics (8 p.m., P12N): Stanford at UtahNBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles ClippersThe New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): David and Bryan rush the puppy to the vet.Argo: Inside Story (11 p.m., Discovery): A look at the real story that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie about the CIA's attempt to rescue six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis.Sunday on TV ...The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): David O'Leary - the father in the father-and-son team from Utah - suffers an injury in Bora Bora.The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10 p.m., AMC): Their security threatened, Rick and the group have to make a choice.Girls (10 p.m., HBO): Hanna and Jessa go upstate to visit Jessa's father.Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Fiona is desperate to get the kids back from DFS.Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): Dougie gets the official word about the future of Cogentiva.Jimmy Kimmel Live (10:35 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jimmy's annual after-the-Oscars show.House of Lies (11 p.m. Showtime): Doug introduces his new girlfriend to his co-workers.Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Karen asks Hank to intervene with Becca.
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