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