Sunday TV: Little Statues Distributed

jimmy-kimmel-oscarsPeople make too much about it, of course, but it’s one of the handful of moments everybody watches. And with Jimmy Kimmel back at the helm, The 90th Annual Academy Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.).

He’ll make it funny; Mary J. Blige, Andra Day with Common, Sufjan Stevens, Natalia Lafourcade and Gael García Bernal are among the performers, and Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have been invited back to try and open the correct best picture envelope.

“The Shape of Water” leads with 13 nominations; “Dunkirk” has eight and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” has seven. Official red carpet coverage begins at 6:30 p.m..

The E! network has an added tension to its “Live from the Red Carpet” (E!, 5 p.m.). Instead of talking about the #MeToo movement, they’re in the middle of it, with host Ryan Seacrest the center of some harassment allegations.

To follow, there’s 90 minutes of the “E! After Party” (E!, 11:30 p.m.) to analyze the Oscar results.

But there’s new network talk show perhaps meant to bedevil the White House is “Sundays with Alec Baldwin” (ABC, 11:35 p.m.). His first guests are Jerry Seinfeld and Kate McKinnon.

The second season of “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access, streaming) begins. I hear it’s very good, but I’m not willing to subscribe to find out.

The documentary “Bill Graham: An Extraordinary Journey” (Fox, 7 p.m.) looks at the influential evangelist who died Feb. 21.

After Saturday’s premiere, here’s the second episode of “Top Gear” (BB America, 8 p.m.) with Matt LeBlanc and Chris harris testing off road vehicles in the California woods.

Carrie takes a road trip on “Homeland” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) and both Waco and Ruby Ridge are mentioned in Saul’s armed standoff.

Ruby gives birth to evil on “Ash vs. Evil Dead” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

One reason to stay up later: New episodes of “Mike Tyson Mysteries” (Cartoon Network, 11:30 p.m. and midnight).

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO, 11 p.m.) has a lot to cover.

Pete Holmes’ second season of “Crashing” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.) has been good, and it ends tonight with a roast battle that almost undoes him before his college tour.

Its companion comedy, “Divorce” (HBO, 10 p.m.), also reaches a second season finale, Frances faces fallout from a successful opening at her gallery.

Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop on “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.). It’s followed by “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10:06 p.m.).

It’s nice that Kristen is getting to like Navid on “Here and Now” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

“Our Cartoon President” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) tries to outdo Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.

Stephen Hawking is guest on “StarTalk” (National Geographic, 11 p.m.) with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Brandon branches out on his own on “The Chi” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

Dear baiters are questioned on “North Woods Law: New Hampshire” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

Sisters have a getaway to San Francisco on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!, 9 p.m.).

Jack and Elizabeth plan for the future on “When Calls the Heart” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.).

April struggles with leaving Utah on “Seeking Sister Wife” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Mary Tyler Moore is subject of “Autopsy: The Last Hours of…” (Reelz, 8 p.m.).

Maddie has her baby shower on “Sister Wives,” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

On “Meet the Peetes” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.), Holly can’t enjoy her dream job in Vancouver.

Turner Classic Movies features Anna May Wong in “Daughter of the Dragon” (8 p.m.), “Shanghai Express” (9:30 p.m.) and the silent “Piccadilly” (11 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Cincinnati at Wichita State (CBS, noon), Holy Cross at Colgate (CBS Sports, noon), Liberty at Redford (ESPN, 1 p.m.), Boston University at Bucknell (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), SMU at South Florida (ESPNews, 2 p.m.), Loyola Chicago vs. Illinois State (CBS, 2:05 p.m.), Connecticut at Houston (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Lipscomb at Florida Gulf Coast (ESPN, 3 p.m.), Michigan vs. Purdue (CBS, 4:30 p.m.),  Tulane at UCF (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.). and Quinnipiac vs. Fairfield (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.).

Women’s games include St. Joseph’s vs. George Washington (ESPNU, noon), Butler vs. Marquette (Fox Sports, 1 p.m.), Notre Dame vs. Louisville (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), East Carolina vs. South Florida (2:30 p.m.), TCU vs. Baylor (Fox Sports 1, 3 p.m.), St. John’s vs. Creighton (Fox Sports 2, 4:30 p.m.), South Carolina vs. Mississippi State (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.), West Virginia vs. Texas (Fox Sports 1, 5:30 p.m.), Tulane vs. Connecticut (ESPNU, 6:30 p.m.),  Tulane at UCF (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.).  (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Seton Hall vs. DePaul (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.) and Villanova vs. Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Philadelphia at Milwaukee (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Hockey has Chicago at Anaheim (NHL, 4 p.m.) and Detroit at Minnesota (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

Spring baseball includes Houston at St. Louis (MLB, 1 p.m.).

Final round is played in the WGC-Mexico Championship (Golf, noon; NBC, 2 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Pennzoil 400 (Fox, 3:30 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Sen. Chris Murphy, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. CBS: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Minchin, Andrew Pollack, father of student killed in Florida shooting. NBC: Ross, Sen. Angus King. CNN: Navarro, Manchin, Gov. John Kasich. Fox News: Navarro, business roundtable president Joshua Bolten.


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