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Audience-Free 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Set to Put Music First

ALSO: Kids' Choice Awards, The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, American Gods, and more.
  • Trevor Noah Hosts The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (Photo: Michael Schwartz/CBS)
    Trevor Noah Hosts The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (Photo: Michael Schwartz/CBS)

    Sunday's Grammy Awards promise to be an awards show unlike any we've seen yet. Staged at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, the Trevor Noah-hosted affair will feature a record number of performances on five different stages, set in a circle. Imagine the BBC's Jools Holland show, but on a massive scale.

    Also this weekend: Kenan Thompson hosts The 34th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, Homer Simpson squares off against J.J. Abrams, and American Idol hosts its final night of auditions. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    CLASSIC SNL: It's old home week in this March 2018 episode of Saturday Night Live, with host Bill Hader returning to the show, and Fred Armisen & John Mulaney joining him for new installments of "The Californians" and Stefon. Musical guest Arcade Fire performs "Creature Comfort." 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    AWARDS SHOW: It's slime-time: Kenan Thompson hosts The 34th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards with appearances by Justin Bieber, Anthony Anderson, Jayden Bartels, Joshua Bassett, Millie Bobby Brown, BTS, Charli D'Amelio, David Dobrik, Young Dylan, Gal Gadot, Jennifer Garner, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Tiffany Haddish, Kim Kardashian, Anna Kendrick, That Girl Lay Lay, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and many more. Watch preview. 7:30 PM ET on Nickelodeon

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: Fox is giving viewers a second catch to catch Wednesday's premiere epsiode of Game of Talents, the new hybrid talent competition that's one part I Can See Your Voice, one part What's My Line, and as Primetimer's Tara Ariano writes, 100% inane. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Deborah Green (Stephanie March) had a picture-perfect life, with two children, an adoring husband (Shaun Benson) and a beautiful house in an opulent neighborhood, but as A House on Fire makes all too clear, behind the façade lay a rocky marriage, professional dysfunction, and substance abuse. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SEASON PREMIERE: Return to the wilds of Alaska with Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles across the Great North. 9:00 PM ET on National Geographic Wild


    AWARDS SHOW: Trevor Noah hosts The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, featuring performances from Bad Bunny, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Haim, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: Homer tries to reunite his favorite mechanical band from his youth on The Simpsons, but film and TV creator J.J. Abrams (guest-voicing as himself) gets ahold of them first. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    SPORTS: Learn the pairings for this year's NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship live in real-time on the 2021 NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show. Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis join host Greg Gumbel. 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: Would-be contestants get one last chance to wow the judges on American Idol in this season's final auditions episode. Next stop: Hollywood Week. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Faith is broken and optimism fragmented on The Walking Dead when Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) are put to the ultimate test. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    NEW EPISODE: Frank (William H. Macy) and Liam (Christian Isaiah) compete in the middle school renaming contest on Shameless, while Lip (Jeremy Allen White) has a close encounter with the law. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    NEW EPISODE: Could this be the end of the road for Ian McShane's Mr. Wednesday on American Gods? With just a week to go before the series finale, Laura (Emily Browning) seems poised to make her move. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on Starz

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The Grammy Awards, CBS, Trevor Noah