Tonight watch the 41st NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night Jennifer Lopez hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night is the Closing Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympics.
US television highlights for the weekend of Feb. 26, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. TV This Week will be published Monday. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw.
*** Friday ***
41st NAACP Image Awards, special, 2 hrs., 8:00pm, Fox.
Actor and Director Tyler Perry is set to receive the Chairman's Award; the night's nominees include Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Sandra Bullock, Lenny Kravitz, Mo'Nique, Vanessa Williams, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Whitney Houston.
Blades of Glory, 2007 movie, 2 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
Rival male figure skaters, banned from the sport for life after a vicious fight at an awards ceremony, discover a loophole in the rules and put aside their differences to return to the ice as the first all-male couple in pairs' figure skating. Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, and Jenna Fischer.
Caprica, There is Another Sky. 9:00pm, Syfy.
Joseph Adama reaches out to his son, while his daughter finds a new side of the virtual world.
20/20. 10:00pm, ABC.
A man defies a court order and takes his daughter to get baptized, and his estranged wife talks about her fight against his actions; Nick Watt reports on child sacrifice in Uganda; David Muir provides an update on the Olympic Games.
Real Time with Bill Maher. 10:00pm, HBO.
This week's guests: Richard Haass, Pres. Council on Foreign Relations; Chrystia Freeland, US Managing Editor of Financial Times; Reihan Salam, co-author Grand New Party; Olivia Wilde, actress; Adam Carolla, radio & TV host.
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*** Saturday ***
Barefoot Contessa, Italian Restaurant Food At Home. 1:30pm, Food Network.
Host Ina Garten visits renowned chef Joe Realmuto of Nick and Toni's, who demonstrates how to prepare delicious and authentic Italian dishes, including penne alla vecchia bettola, rum raisin tiramisu and anti pasti platter.
Elmer Gantry, 1960 movie, 2 1/2 hrs., 2:45pm, TCM.
A fast-talking, heavy-drinking salesman with a blemished past finds an opportunity at redemption when he teams up with a beautiful evangelist to sell religion to America, but his past catches up to him in the form of a prostitute who tests his faith. Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, and Arthur Kennedy.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2004 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, only to learn the Ministry of Magic doesn't believe that the Dark Lord Voldemort is back; with a tyrannical new teacher seizing control of the school, Harry must secretly teach his friends defensive spells. Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Ga.
Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, 2010 movie, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, Syfy.
A young woman falls in love with a prince who suffers from a curse that transforms him into a forest beast with a hideous appearance, and they must join forces to combat the efforts of an evil witch and her murderous troll minion.
Saturday Night Live, New!. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actress/Singer Jennifer Lopez hosts and performs.
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Jarhead, 2005 movie, 2 1/2 hrs., 1:00pm, FX.
A Marine flounders in boot camp until he is chosen for a sniper squad, which is sent to the Mideast during the first Gulf War; he bonds with his spotter, who enlisted while concealing a criminal record, as they wait for their first combat mission. Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard, Katherine Randolph, and Chris Cooper.
Big Daddy's House, Belly Busters. 1:30pm, Food Network.
Host Big Daddy whips up a delicious meal that includes fried mini lasagna bites, chicken pot pie, and apple cranberry bread pudding. Repeat.
XXI Winter Olympics, Closing Ceremony. 7:30pm, NBC.
A uniquely Canadian celebration, complete with popular music acts, performances and all the athletes, helps to bring the 2010 Vancouver Games to a close. 3 1/2 hrs.
Amazing Race, Run Like Scalded Dogs! (Argentina). 8:00pm, CBS.
A team is led astray when one Racer overestimates their ability to use a magnetic compass, while another team is forced to head to the emergency room.
Desperate Housewives, The Chase. 9:00pm, ABC.
Gaby is forced to keep her distance when Celia comes down with the chicken pox, so she stays with Tuc and Bob; Lynette and Tom forget Penny's birthday; Bree hires a new employee; Susan cheats on Mrs. McKluskey; Katherine makes a discovery.
Ben-Hur, 1959 movie, 4 hrs., 8:00pm, TCM.
A Jewish merchant living in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus Christ seeks vengeance against a malicious Roman governor who destroyed his family and sold him into slavery because he would not inform on Hebrew dissidents. Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, and Hugh Griffith.
Big Love, Next Ticket Out. 9:00pm, HBO.
Sarah's surprise announcement rocks the family; Nicki renews her commitment to pleasing Bill; Bill suggests to Margene that she married him for the wrong reasons; Barb surprises Nicki with news about Bill's brother; Bill looks for Nicki's ex-husband.
Undercover Boss, White Castle. 9:00pm, CBS.
White Castle owner and executive board member David Rife slips anonymously into the rank and file of his fast-food operation to examine its inner workings and to get a first-hand account of how his decisions have made an impact on his employees.
Cold Case, Two Weddings. 10:00pm, CBS.
While at a colleague's wedding, Jeffries impishly persuades the team to spend their time at the reception casually investigating whether the bride was responsible for killing her former fiance, who died hours after they canceled their nuptials.