FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 258 p.m., NBC Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall investigates her family’s history and uncovers secrets about her grandfather’s mysterious past. Was he, too, once an NYC socialite?
9 p.m., FOXJohn Noble) Jacksonville experiments on a group of young subjects—including one Olivia Dunham.
9 p.m., CWJared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and they are actors on a show about two brothers being chased by a supernatural hit man. So meta!
Season 2 finale, 10 p.m., STZJohn Hannah) recruits a group of gladiators to help him seek revenge against his enemies. Plus, don’t miss a preview of Camelot after the episode!
Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
The Defenders, 8 p.m., CBS
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., FOX
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Law & Order: UK, 9 p.m., BBC America
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Syfy
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Onion News Network, 10 p.m., IFC
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Portlandia, 10:30 p.m., IFC
NBA Basketball: Thunder v. Magic, Nuggets v. TrailBlazers
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Siena v. Fairfield, Detroit v. Wright State, Iona v. St. Peter’s
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2610 p.m., SCIENCE Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington to Brazil to visit the site of Christ the Redeemer, dance in the Carnival, explore Rio de Janeiro’s gay scene, and get a Brazilian wax.
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NCAA Men’s BasketballMany big-time rivals face each other today, including Georgetown and Syracuse; Missouri and Kansas State; Texas A&M; and Baylor; and Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio. Other match-ups include Wichita State v. Missouri State, Siena v. Johns Hopkins, BYU v. San Diego State, St. John’s v. Villanova, Memphis v. UTEP, Florida v. Kentucky, Kansas v. Oklahoma, Mississippi State v. Tennessee, Seton Hall v. Notre Dame, Duke v. Virginia Tech, UC Santa Barbara v. Long Beach State, and Cal Poly v. Cal State Fullerton.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 278:30 p.m. Eastern, 5:30 p.m. Pacific, ABC Anne Hathaway and current Oscar-nominee James Franco host the 83rd annual ceremony, honoring the year’s best achievements in film. The King’s Speech leads the pack with 12 nominations—but I’m still rooting for Inception all the way.
9 p.m., HBOBill Paxton) tries to make amends in each of his marriages, Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) devises a plan for Lois’s (Grace Zabriskie) future, Heather (Tina Majorino) changes her mind about Ben (Douglas Smith), and Alby (Matt Ross) goes even crazier! Yessssss.
10 p.m., SHOWilliam H. Macy) decides to get back on the wagon, but Lip (Jeremy Allen White) doesn’t think it will last. Plus, Fiona (Emmy Rossum) decides to find a better-paying job, and Kev (Steve Howey) and Veronica (Shanola Hampton) take in a foster child.
Also on the airwaves...
The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
Californication, 9 p.m., SHO
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS
NBA Basketball: Lakers v. Thunder, Knicks v. Heat, Hawks v. TrailBlazers
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Purdue v. Michigan State, Xavier v. Dayton, Connecticut v. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh v. Louisville, Indiana v. Ohio State
NCAA Women’s Basketball: LSU v. Tennessee, Xavier v. Temple, Baylor v. Oklahoma
What are you watching this weekend?
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