Supernatural, Spartacus, and the Oscars


8 p.m., NBC

Who Do You Think You Are?

Former 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., FOX


In this follow-up to last season’s “Peter,” Fringe flashes back to the 1980’s—and we learn more about Walter’s (John Noble) Jacksonville experiments on a group of young subjects—including one Olivia Dunham.

9 p.m., CW


Looks like Supernatural is throwing a nod toward its time-slot competitor: The Winchester brothers travel to an alternate universe, where their names are Jared 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., STZ

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

In the season finale, the new arena opens and Batiatus (John 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


10 p.m., SCIENCE

An Idiot Abroad

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.

Check local listings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

Many 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.

Also on the airwaves...
Being Human, 9 p.m., BBC America
The Graham Norton Show, 10:15 p.m., BBC America
NBA Basketball: Bulls v. Bucks


8:30 p.m. Eastern, 5:30 p.m. Pacific, ABC

The Academy Awards

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., HBO

Big Love

Bill (Bill 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., SHO


Frank (William 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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