What to Watch Today: 83rd Academy Awards, Californication & Shameless

by Jason the TVaholic on February 27, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Californication Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has The 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Over on cable, VH1 has the second season finale of What Chilli Wants and Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business.

Prime Pick

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (ABC): Special. Starts at 8:30 p.m. ET and is hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Awards for achievement in film are handed out. Scheduled to run three hours. I, for the first time, have actually seen all the Best Picture nominees, so may actually watch the broadcast this year. Will you be watching?

Other Options

  • Californication (Showtime): New. Hank takes a job fixing dialogue for a movie and Marcy lets Stu know she is pregnant. Plays twice and again later.
  • Shameless (Showtime): New. Frank stops drinking and Sheila begins to worry. Fiona attempts to bring in some money. Lip has a meeting with a college professor. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Los Angeles Lakers at the team that shall not be named.
  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN has a college basketball game early and later has doubleheader NBA action with the New York Knicks at the Miami Heat followed by the Atlanta Hawks at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • ESPN2 has a men’s college basketball game and a women’s college basketball game.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with Sprint Cup: Subway Fresh Fit 500.
  • NBC has coverage of the WGC-Match Play Championship.
  • TNT has the NBA All-Star Game.

Late Night

  • Royal Pains (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Listen to the Music,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Payback,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds.
Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Snapped.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.
WE has six episodes of Rich Bride, Poor Bride followed by seven episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kyle February 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

For those of us on the East Coast, it’s pretty much just The Oscars–after that finishes it’s way too late to start anything else! If Shameless started earlier, I would squeeze that in during Oscars commercial breaks.

I did manage to see all the “Best Picture” nominees (it was a struggle to get through a few of them). However, usually I don’t care who wins as most of the films that are nominated (and usually the films that win) I would never watch again and wouldn’t have even watched to begin with. Seriously, did anyone actually find Black Swan or Winter’s Bone enjoyable or are they just saying they did in order to fit in with the Oscar crowd?! There were a few good movies nominated but I would really love to see them nominate some entertaining mainstream action or comedy films and not just a bunch of artsy dramas no one has heard of. I loved it when Marissa Tomei won for My Cousin Vinny way back when!

2 Jason the TVaholic February 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Kyle, Yeah, it was kind of a struggle to get through some of the Best Picture nominees, especially since there are so many of them now. Here are my picks over at New Movie Friday.

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