Seven years after she first hosted the Academy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres returns to headline Hollywood's biggest event (Sunday, 6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).
Why? Because she did a pretty good job the last time, and she's unlikely to spark controversy. After the weird (and unsuccessful) effort to bring in lots of young viewers with Seth MacFarlane a year ago, we're back to somebody safe.
Friday on TV ...
NBA (5:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers
Women's college gymnastics (6 p.m., P112N): Washington at Utah
Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller goes under cover.
Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Baxters' dog causes trouble with the neighbors.
Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): USC at BYU
The Neighbors (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Weavers throw an Oscars party.
Hawaii Five-O (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny's mother brings unexpected news.
Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nick goes to Juliette for help.
Enlisted (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Pete is confronted by a woman he never broke up with before deploying to Afghanistan.
Helix (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Alan and Walker go on a dangerous mission.
Raising Hope (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Maw Maw has a new boyfriend (Tommy Chong).
Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Danny and Baez investigate a kidnapping.
Saturday on TV ...
Women's college basketball (1 p.m., BYUtv): San Diego at BYU
Men's college basketball: Colorado at Utah (noon, P12N); BYU at at San Diego (2 p.m., ROOT); Utah State at San Jose State (6 p.m., ROOT);
ECHL (7 p.m., Ch. 2.2): Alaska Aces at Utah Grizzlies
Ripper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A young woman with a deformity is fouind murdered at the hospital.
Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Pepperdine at BYU
Deion's Family Playbook (8 p.m., OWN): Deion Sanders and his family star in this new reality show.
Hannibal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): In the second-season premiere, Will fights to prove his innocence.
Black Sails (10 and 11 p.m., Starz): Bonny takes a stand.
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jim Parsons hosts; Beck performs.
Sunday on TV ...
Women's college basketball (2 p.m. P12N): UCLA at Utah
NBA (4 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers
The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams - including Utahns Dave and Connor O'Leary - continue to race through China. And Mark Jackson and Mallory Ervin make a huge mistake.
The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10:30 p.m., AMC): An enlightening mission springs from a request from one of the group members.
True Detective (10 p.m., HBO): Hart and Cohle investigate a string of disappearances.
Girls (11 p.m., HBO): Hannah gets a strange request from her mother.
Looking (11:30 p.m., HBO): Agustin drops out of his art show.
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