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A Bizarre Awards Season Comes to a Close with the 2021 Oscars

ALSO: My Husband’s Killer Girlfriend, Dreamgirls, My Grandparents’ War, Top Gear, and more.
  • Last year's Oscar-winning trio Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and Brad Pitt are set to present at Sunday's Oscarcast. (Photo: Rick Rowell/ABC)
    Last year's Oscar-winning trio Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and Brad Pitt are set to present at Sunday's Oscarcast. (Photo: Rick Rowell/ABC)

    Awards season draws to a close this weekend with the 93rd Academy Awards. Unlike the Golden Globes or the Emmy Awards, the 2021 Oscars will be held entirely in-person, with nominees and presenters scattered around various locations in Los Angeles.

    Also this weekend: Lifetime delivers the thrills with My Husband’s Killer Girlfriend, TLC airs new reality series Extreme Sisters, and the NBA and MLB offer multiple must-see games. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:


    NBA BASKETBALL: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in the final game of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT on ABC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Cindy Busby (Heartland) and Lane Edwards (Virgin River) star in My Husband's Killer Girlfriend, a Lifetime thriller about a woman who learns that her ex-husband's new girlfriend has escaped from a psychiatric hospital. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    ENCORE PRESENTATION: Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page unexpectedly shined in his Saturday Night Live hosting debut this February. With musical guest Bad Bunny. 11:30 PM ET on NBC

    HBO MOVIE PREMIERE: Get into the Oscars spirit with Dreamgirls on HBO. The Academy Award winner remains one of the best musical adaptations of the 21st century and boasts impressive performances from Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: The eighth and final season of Iyanla: Fix My Life continues with a new episode, “Dirty Laundry and Unfinished Business,” that reunites Iyanla Vanzant with the Giles family. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on OWN

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Lifetime will re-air My Father’s Other Family this evening. Starring Kimberly-Sue Murray and Hannah Anderson as long-lost half-sisters who come to blows over their father’s inheritance. 6:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    AWARDS SHOW: A-listers gather for Hollywood’s biggest night at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. While the 2021 Oscar nominees may feature less star power than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a few impressive frontrunners, including Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Could this finally be the year Netflix wins Best Picture? Watch promo. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    AWARDS SHOW SPECIAL: The party continues with Oscars: After Dark, a star-studded ABC special that will recap the night’s biggest moments and follow the winners as they get their awards personalized. 11:35 PM ET on ABC

    MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: The defending World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers host the San Diego Padres in Sunday Night Baseball, broadcast exclusively on ESPN. 7:00 PM ET on ESPN and ESPN2

    SEASON PREMIERE: BBC staple Top Gear returns for its 30th season of high-octane action this Sunday. In the premiere, presenter Chris Harris will test Lamborghini’s most powerful car ever, the hybrid Sian. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America

    SEASON FINALE: Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) learns that her grandfather fought the Japanese in the final months of World War II in the last episode of My Grandparents’ War. Watch promo. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    SERIES PREMIERE: TLC’s latest reality television entry is Extreme Sisters, a new series about five sets of obsessive and inseparable sisters who take “sibling bonding” to an entirely new level. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on TLC

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: 93rd Academy Awards, ABC, Oscars