Tonight on the Tube: Academy Awards, Amazing Race & Iron Chef America

News & Notes

Get the Iron Chef America Game for Wii at AmazonTonight, ABC has The 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has a Superswarm special and a Monsters and Mysteries in Alaska special and HBO has the fourth season finale of Big Love.

Prime Pick

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC): Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host as the best in film is honored. Begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and is scheduled to run three hours. Glad to see that they are running this live from coast-to-coast, but I’ll still probably only watch the opening. What about you?

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. The racers must deal with confusing train systems, diving, and German gastronomy.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Spike Mendohlson comes to Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Michael Symon. Plays again later.

Being Erica (SOAPnet): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “The Unkindest Cut,” replays, where Erica gets sent to the future to learn she can only fix her own problems.

Other Option

  • Big Love (HBO): Season Finale. Bill attempts to keep his candidacy viable. Jerry and Tom find their leadership in trouble. A polygamist scandal takes place in Kansas and it makes national news. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Orlando Magic.
  • CBS has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN has a college basketball game early and later doubleheader NBA action tonight with the Washington Wizards at the Boston Celtics followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Denver Nuggets.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action followed by doubleheader college basketball.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup Series: Kobalt Tools 500.
  • NBC has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Don’t Forget to Thank Mr. Zedeck,” replays.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s series finale episode, “Hiro Yoshimura,” replays.

TV Marathons

BET has nine episodes of Sunday Best.
History has six episodes of MonsterQuest followed by American Pickers.
MTV has 10 episodes of The Real World early.
Oxygen has 15 episodes of Snapped.
Travel Channel has the five-part 101 Chowdown Countdown.
TV One has 17 episodes of Lincoln Heights.
USA has 11 episodes of NCIS.
WE has 10 episodes of Platinum Weddings.

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