On TV this Sunday: Seth MacFarlane hosts the Academy Awards (watch out for the giant chicken!), Austin & Ally just duet, The Walking Dead‘s Governor forces Rick’s hand and a confidante of Amy’s is Enlightened. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (BBC America) | The series’ Second Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton) is the subject of tonight’s look back, which also waxes nostalgic about companion Jamie McCrimmon and the Cybermen.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | One team panics in the seas of Bora Bora and another pair injures itself sprinting to the mat.
8 pm Austin & Ally (Disney Channel) | Ally gets over her stage fright to performer a duet with Austin. Oh, and scoop: There’s a [spoiler]!
8:30 pm 85th Academy Awards (ABC) | Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane presides over the annual film fete – at which several former TV folk are nominated — broadcast live from California’s Dolby Theatre. Hang with TVLine later for our reviews of Seth’s performance, the night’s best/worst moments and more. Until then, look, here’s your chance to pick Best Picture!
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Rick and the group must make a choice when their security is threatened. Meanwhile, Andrea’s not loving the martial law vibe at Woodbury.
9 pm Shake It Up (Disney Channel) | The girls help frumpy Miss Burke (the not-frumpy Tyra Banks) win over My. Zigfield (Alfonso Ribeiro). Also, Carly Rae Jepsen swings by to perform her song “Sweetie.”
9 pm Girls (HBO) | Hannah and Jessa visit the latter’s estranged father, his new-age girlfriend (What About Brian?’s Rosanna Arquette) and her virginal teenage son Frank. (With those two Brooklyn ladies around, why do I feel like Frank’s purity is at serious stake?)
10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | The Pod meets Doug’s girlfriend Sarah (played by Jenny Slate, Saturday Night Live), and Tamara tempts Marty. Bess Armstrong (My So-Called Life) kicks off her arc as corporate executive Julianne Hotschragar.
10:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Karen asks Hank to intervene with Becca; the boys have a very eventful flight to NYC.
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