Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? Kim Cattrall is featured. Saturday night Anne Hathaway hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night it's time for The Oscars.
US television highlights for the weekend of February 25, 2011 to February 27, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. TV This Week will be published Monday. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw.
The Defenders, Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals. 8:00pm, CBS.
Nick and Pete tackle a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company to prove that faulty packaging resulted in the overdose deaths of two young boys; Lisa has a secret affair with ADA Ward while contemplating over an intriguing job offer.
Who Do You Think You Are?, Kim Cattrall. 8:00pm, Fox.
Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall hopes to find out the truth about what happened to her grandfather, who abandoned her mother and aunts at a young age, and her journey leads her to an unsettling truth and a connection to strong women.
Kitchen Nightmares, Davide. 8:00pm, Fox.
Ramsay travels to Boston, Massachusetts, where he finds a restaurant in dire need of his guidance, and the owners hope that through his intervention they will be able to keep the restaurant open for business instead of closing for good.
Fringe, Subject 13. 9:00pm, Fox.
A series of flashbacks involving the members of the Fringe team brings up poignant memories reminiscent of a time that Walter, Peter and Olivia all hold as particularly dear in their personal lives, revealing more about their motivations and foibles.
CSI: New York, The Untouchable. 9:00pm, CBS.
The CSIs get thrown into a case of a conspiracy-obsessed woman who was found dead; the CSIs investigate her murder and discover that some of her far-fetched conspiracy theories may have had some truthful validity to them.
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9:00pm, HBO.
An animated version of Ricky Gervais' popular podcast features the British comic talking with two of his friends about subjects such as the evolution of philosophy, the relative merits of 20th -century inventions, and his friend's round head.
Blue Bloods, Age of Innocence. 10:00pm, CBS.
An unidentified girl is found murdered at a ball, and Danny and Jackie look to the prostitute giving her a hard time on the surveillance camera for clues; Nicky gets a glimpse of her first murder victim when she rides along with Danny.
Merlin, The Castle of Fyrien. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Gwen is captured and taken to Cenred's castle fortress, where she discovers that her estranged brother will meet his gruesome demise if she fails to convince Arthur to come back with her from Camelot; Morgana and Morgause attempt to interfere.
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Barefoot Contessa, Easy French. 1:00pm, Food Network.
Host Ina Garten visits Chef Daniel Boulud at his New York restaurant where they prepare one of his signature dishes, and then she heads back home where she shares some of her own French recipes and answers questions from viewers.
The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
A man with a young son struggles against the odds to lift himself out of poverty and into a lucrative job as a stockbroker through an unpaid internship after failing to make ends meet with his investment into bone-density scanners. Stars: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Dan Castellaneta, Brian Howe, and James Karen.
Saturday Night Live, Repeat from November. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actress Anne Hathaway hosts and music group Florence and the Machine performs.
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60 Minutes, 60 Minutes Presents: 21st Century Cons. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Scheduled: hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by pitching the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease; an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, I Never Looked So Foolish In My Whole Entire Life (Outback). 8:00pm, CBS.
The teams are dressed as kangaroos as they continue through Australia where one racer reverts back to their old habits as tempers begin to flare up; a team breaks down in tears from the utter exhaustion which could potentially end their race.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, special, 3 hrs., 8:30pm, ABC.
Movie stars and filmmakers gather for Hollywood's biggest night of the year as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences presents its annual awards, as Anne Hathaway and James Franco host; nominees include Natalie Portman and Colin Firth.
Big Love, 9:00pm, HBO.
Barb is not enamored of Bill's plan for a triple remarriage, but Nicki views it as her special day and rushes to go shopping; Alby Grant makes a grab for power that could change everything; Lois rejects daughter-in-law Barb's vision of her future.
Californication, Lights, Camera, A**hole, 9:00pm, SHO.
Hank is asked to offer his writing expertise by fine-tuning the dialogue in the sequel to a zombie flick, but his newfound position is threatened by his raging libido and a risqué encounter; Marcy tells half the truth about her pregnancy to Stu.
CSI: Miami, Stone Cold. 10:00pm, CBS.
Horatio and Natalie are assigned to investigate a case in which a high school nerd worked up enough courage inside to take deadly revenge on a classmate that bullied him around school by stoning them to death in cold blood.
Shameless, It's Time to Kill the Turtle, 10:00pm, SHO.
Frank gives up drinking and the family has concerns about the longevity of his new lifestyle, but Sheila worries that he won't find her attractive when he's sober; Karen starts to question her relationship with Lip after he meets with another woman.