Saturday TV: Cena Hosts Kids’ Choice

john-cena1Let the slime fall: The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.) will hand out awards to favorites in movies, TV and music. Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato and the Chainsmokers are scheduled to appear. Performers include Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Capello and Little Mix. John Cena hosts.

The comic and standup comic has his second standup special, “Jerrod Carmichael: 8” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Last year’s “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (HBO, 8:25 p.m.), with Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, has its premium cable debut, as does “Blood Father” (Starz, 9 p.m.) with Mel Gibson, Diego Luna and William H. Macy.

On the made for TV “The Wrong Student” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), Jessica Morris plays a woman who moves to California with gets involved with her niece’s soccer coach (Jason-Shane Scott), who is already the object of obsession of a player (Evanne Friedmann).

“Planet Earth II” (BBC America, 9 p.m.) goes to the desert.

Valuable paintings and a gallery staff members are nabbed on a new “Ransom” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Primetime reruns abound of “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “24: Legacy” (Fox, 8 p.m.), “Taken” (NBC, 9 p.m.) and “APB” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

A German shepherd has a broken elbow on “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

On “The Zoo” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.), a flamingo breaks an ankle.

Sexual consent becomes an issue on “For Peete’s Sake” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

Two brides shop together on “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and James Blunt are on “The Graham Norton Show” (BBC America, 11 p.m.).

Tonight’s films on Turner Classic Movies are set in World War II Italy, with “The Quick and the Dead” (8 p.m.), “A Walk in the Sun” (9:45 p.m.) and “Force of Arms” (midnight). Later comes two skateboarding movies from the 80s: “Thrashin’” (3 a.m.) and “Hard Ticket to Hawaii” (4:45 a.m.).

There’s one prime time broadcast sporting event with the NBA’s Golden State at San Antonio (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

Mostly, it’s all about college basketball reaching their championship games in most cases: Albany at Vermont (ESPN2, 11 a.m.) in the American East title game; Michigan vs. Minnesota (CBS, 1 p.m.); Kentucky vs. Alabama (ESPN, 1 p.m.); Davidson vs. Rhode Island (CBS Sports, 1 p.m.); UNC Central vs. Norfolk State (ESPN2, 1 p.m.) in the MEAC title game;  Pennsylvania vs. Princeton (ESPNU, 1:30 p.m.); Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas (ESPN, 3 p.m.); SMU vs. UCF (ESPN2, 3 p.m.); Wisconsin vs. Northwestern (CBS, 3:30 p.m.); VCU vs. Richmond (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.); Yale vs. Harvard (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.); Cincinnati vs. Connecticut (ESPN2, 5 p.m.); Villanova vs. Creighton (Fox, 5:30 p.m.) in the Big East title game; Iowa State vs. West Virginia (ESPN, 6 p.m.) in the Big 12 title game; Nevada vs. Colorado State (CBS, 6 p.m.) in the Mountain West title game; Texas Southern vs. Alcorn State (ESPNU, 6:15 p.m.) in the SWAC tournament title game; Akron vs. Kent State (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.) in the MAC tournament title game; Weber State vs. North Dakota (ESPNU, 8:30 p.m.) in the Big Sky tournament title game; Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.) in the Conference USA title game; Duke vs. Notre Dame (ESPN, 9 p.m.) in the ACC title game; New Orleans vs. Texas A&M-CC (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.); Arizona vs. Oregon (ESPN, 11 p.m.) in the Pacific-12 tournament title game; CSUB vs. New Mexico State (ESPNU, 11 p.m.) in the WAC title game; and UC Irvine vs. UC Davis (ESPNU, 11:30 p.m.) in the Big West tournament title game.

Women’s games include Toledo vs. Northern Illinois (CBS Sports, 11 a.m.) in the MAC tournament title game; and Western Kentucky vs. Southern Mississippi (CBS, Sports, 6:30 p.m.) in the Conference USA tournament title game.

Hockey today includes Philadelphia at Boston (NHL, 1 p.m.) and Islanders at St. Louis (NHL, 8 p.m.).

In the World Baseball Classic, it’s Colombia vs. Canada (MLB, noon), Venezuela vs. Italy (MLB, 3 p.m.), U.S. vs. Dominican Republic (MLB, 6:30 p.m.) and Puerto Rico vs. Mexico (MLB, 9:30 p.m.).

Golf has the third round play in the Valspar Championship (Golf, 1 p.m.; NBC, 3 p.m.).

The Black Keys play a 2015 “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) with J. Roddy Walston and the Business.

Scarlett Johansson hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Lorde as musical guest.


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