Caprica, Big Love, and the Academy Awards

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Series premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

Who Do You Think You Are?

In this fascinating imported-from-England reality show, celebrities research their family history and uncover mysteries about their ancestors. Sarah Jessica Parker is up first—and her search takes her to Northern California and Salem, Massachusetts.

9 p.m., Syfy

Caprica

Lacy (Magda Apanowicz) and Keon (Liam Sproule) meet Barnabas Greely (James Marsters), who proves to be troublesome for Clarice (Polly Walker). Seriously, where do they come up with these names?

10 p.m., E!

The Soup

It's time for the Soup Awards! And you know what that means, right? Because I don't. But it does sound fun.

Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
Ghost Whisperer, 8 p.m., CBS
Medium, 9 p.m., CBS
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
What Not to Wear, 9 p.m., TLC
The Life and Times of Tim, 9:30 p.m., HBO
Numb3rs, 10 p.m., CBS
Spartacus: Blood and Sand, 10 p.m., STARZ
NCAA Men's Basketball: Kent State v. Akron
NBA Basketball: Pistons v. Cavaliers, Hornets v. Spurs

SATURDAY, MARCH 6

11:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live

The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis hosts in all his bearded glory. And Vampire Weekend performs in all their... fanged glory?

Also on the airwaves...
The Wanda Sykes Show, 11 p.m., FOX
NCAA Men's Basketball: West Virginia v. Villanova, Texas A&M; v. Oklahoma, Florida State v. Miami, Kansas v. Missouri, Syracuse v. Louisville, South Carolina v. Vanderbilt, UCLA v. Arizona State, Texas v. Baylor, Wyoming v. UNLV, Tennessee v. Mississippi State, North Carolina v. Duke

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

7 p.m. Eastern & 4 p.m. Pacific, ABC

The Barbara Walters Oscars Special

In her last Oscar-night special, Babs interviews Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock and Best Supporting Actress nominee Mo'nique. The program also includes footage from past Oscars Special interviews with celebs like Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, and Diane Keaton.

8:30 p.m. Eastern & 5:30 p.m. Pacific

The Academy Awards

Veteran host Steve Martin and newcomer Alec Baldwin share hosting duties for the 82nd annual marathon ceremony. Avatar and The Hurt Locker are up for nine statues apiece, including Best Picture. Other nominees include District 9, Inglourious Basterds, and six (yeah, six) other films. It's going to be a long night.

8 p.m., CBS

The Amazing Race

The teams depart South America to haunt the Beatles' early stomping grounds in Germany. Plus, contestants from different teams pair up for a bungee jumping challenge.

Season 4 finale, 9 p.m., HBO

Big Love

In the season finale, Bill (Bill Paxton) and Marilyn (Sissy Spacek) prepare for the state senate election—but news of a scandal in Kansas forces the Henricksons to reconsider publicizing their polygamy.

Also on the airwaves...
'Til Death, 7 & 7:30 p.m., FOX
Iron Chef America, 9 p.m., FOOD
Ax Men, 10 p.m., HIST
NCAA Men's Basketball: Florida v. Kentucky, Wisconsin v. Illinois, Michigan v. Michigan State
NBA Basketball: Lakers v. Magic, Wizards v. Celtics, TrailBlazers v. Nuggets
NHL Hockey: Red Wings v. Blackhawks

What are you watching tonight?


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