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TV This Weekend

Bridgerton, Lizzo's Big Grrrls, and the 94th Oscars Lead a Busy Weekend

ALSO: Pachinko, March Madness, Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U, The Pact, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, ABC, Disney+, Amazon, Apple TV+.
    Photos: Netflix, ABC, Disney+, Amazon, Apple TV+.

    Television delivers the hits all weekend long with the debut of Bridgerton Season 2, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls competition series, and the 94th Academy Awards, co-hosted by Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer.

    Also this weekend: Apple TV+ tells a sweeping love story in Korean, Japanese, and English in Pachinko, March Madness continues with the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight, Olivia Rodrigo reflects on her creative journey in Driving Home 2 U, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    FRIDAY MARCH 25

    Bridgerton: Complete Season 2. Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), sets out to find a suitable wife, but his search is derailed when Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) arrive from India.. Across the Square, Penelope Featherington (Nichola Coughlan) continues to navigate the Ton while keeping her deepest secret from those closest to her. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Complete first season. Ten confident, bad-ass women move into the Big Grrrls House in hopes of proving they have what it takes to join Lizzo on tour in this eight-episode competition series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    Pachinko: Series premiere. Based on the bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee, this Apple drama begins with a forbidden love story and crescendos into a sweeping saga that chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations. As the story moves from Korea to Japan to America, the series will be told in three languages, Korean, Japanese, and English. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film): Original documentary. Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo reflects on creating her record-breaking debut album, “Sour,” and opens up about this specific time in her life. Features never-before-seen footage from the making of the album, plus intimate interviews and new live arrangements of Rodrigo’s songs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Servant: Season 3 finale. Streaming on Apple TV+

    Transformers: BotBots: Complete Season 1. Netflix mines the Transformers franchise in this new animated series about the BotBots, a fun-loving crew of everyday objects that morph into robots at closing time and unleash mayhem upon the mall. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse: Special presentation. Mickey Mouse and friends explore the promise of the spring season through the lens of a unique nature documentary. Streaming on Disney+

    RuPaul’s Drag Race: New episode. The remaining queens put on “Moulin Ru: The Rusical” before a discerning audience. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    American Justice: Season 15 spring premiere. A professional football player stands accused of killing his friend in a murder case that makes headlines around the globe. 10:00 PM ET on A&E

    Painting with John: Season 2 finale. John recalls attending the 1962 World Series with his father. 11:00 PM ET on HBO

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The final round of teams punch their ticket to the Elite Eight. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on CBS and TBS

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The Sweet Sixteen begins as teams vie for a spot in the Saturday-Sunday games. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN Networks

    SATURDAY MARCH 26

    The Pact: Complete Season 1. Roku joins the post-apocalyptic thriller craze with this drama about a family of survivors desperately searching for a cure to the Miasma, a mysterious fog that drives victims insane. Watch trailer. Streaming on The Roku Channel

    The Lost Girls: TV movie. After escaping from a sex trafficking ring, a teenage girl confronts her fears to help lead the police to her traffickers, at all costs. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    A Second Chance at Love: TV movie. Rather than address a problem in her marriage, Alicia (Alvina August), a self proclaimed “love doctor,” immerses herself in her divorced parents’ (Eriq La Salle and Gloria Reuben) love lives by setting them up on a blind dating app. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    Rat in the Kitchen: Special preview. Professional chefs and passionate home cooks compete in a series of creative cooking challenges while attempting to expose an undercover mole determined to sabotage their dishes and undermine their chances at victory. TBS offers a sneak peek tonight ahead of the series premiere on Thursday, March 31. Watch trailer. 11:30 PM ET on TBS

    Saturday Night Live: Encore presentation. With SNL still on spring break, NBC will re-air its pre-Thanksgiving episode, featuring first-time host Simu Liu and musical guest Saweetie. 11:29 PM ET/8:29 PM PT on NBC

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The Elite Eight begins with two primetime matchups. Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET on TBS

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The Sweet 16 ends as the remaining teams continue to work towards the championship. Games begin at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT on ESPN Networks

    NHL Hockey: The Vegas Golden Knights host the Chicago Blackhawks in a nationally-televised matchup. 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT on ABC and ESPN+

    NBA Basketball: The Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat face off in primetime. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBA TV

    ISU World Figure Skating Championships: NBC broadcasts the women’s free skate at the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships, held in Montpellier, France. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SUNDAY MARCH 27

    94th Academy Awards: Special presentation. For the first time since 2018, the Oscars will have a host, with Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer each set to co-emcee Hollywood’s biggest night. This year’s show will employ a variety of controversial changes, including announcing eight craft awards before the live broadcast, and honoring a fan-favorite film voted on by Twitter users. The red carpet show begins at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT, followed by the three-hour broadcast at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC

    Killing Eve: New episode. As Eve (Sandra Oh) unearths some secrets about her target from the history of The Twelve. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) re-embraces killing, and attempts to do it altruistically before deciding to kill those who oppressed her. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on BBC America

    NCIS: Los Angeles New episode (special time). When DOJ Agent Lance Hamilton’s (Bill Goldberg) partner is killed, Sam (LL Cool J) adopts his previous undercover persona, “Switch,” to find the culprit. The CBS procedural airs an hour early tonight before returning to its usual timeslot next week. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Billions: New episode. While Senior (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Chuck's friends take Chuck (Paul Giamatti) on a retreat to regroup, Prince (Corey Stoll) looks to consolidate his wins. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Outlander: New episode. While visiting the Cherokee, Ian (John Bell) encounters a man from his past who dredges up painful memories of his time with the Mohawk. Jamie (Sam Heughan) meets an Indian Agent who challenges his convictions, causing him to re-evaluate everything. 9:00 PM ET on Starz

    March: Season 1 finale. After a hard season, the band finally gets to kick back and enjoy some moments together as a group. Meanwhile, the band looks to the future and the drum majors make their case to Dr. Z. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber: New episode. Travis (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself on trial at Apple HQ, where he explains the Uber team’s strategy to conquer fraudsters in China and deal with their bad press problem. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    Shining Vale: New episode. As Pat (Courteney Cox) tries to get rid of Rosemary (Mira Sorvino) for good, she discovers that Terry (Greg Kinnear) has been keeping a horrifying secret from her. 10:00 PM ET on Starz

    American Idol: New episode (special time). The auditions conclude with a special hourlong episode, set to air after the Oscars. 11:35 PM ET on ABC

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The regional finals conclude as two more teams earn a spot in next weekend’s Final Four. Games start at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on CBS

    NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: The bracket begins to narrow as the Elite Eight begins. Games air back-to-back beginning at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on ESPN

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

    TOPICS: Bridgerton, 94th Academy Awards, Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, Pachinko, Olivia Rodrigo, March Madness, Oscars