Saturday TV: Gospel and Comedy

The 12th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards (GMC, 9 and 11 p.m.), honoring Shirley Caesar and the group Commissioned is hosted by Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burell, and features performances by the Clark Sisters, Marvin Sapp, Dawkins & Dawkins and others.

The third season of the original British version of “Human Nature” (BBC America, 9 p.m.), is a reminder of the higher quality than the current U.S. remake on syfy. Plus, you’re never going to hear the Jam’s “Town without Malice” on the American version.

Its arrival comes after the season finale of “Primeval” (BBC America, 8 p.m.).

Likely the special the comic was honing when he played the casinos recently in Connecticut is “Patrice O’Neal: Elephant in the Room” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)

Karl Pilkington is sent to Egypt on a new “An Idiot Abroad” (Science, 10 p.m.), obviously shot before the recent extraordinary events there.

The late night host (who is on even later in Hartford), gets his own standup special. Think of “Craig “Ferguson: Does This Need to be Said?” (Epix, 8 p.m.) as one long monologue and no guests.

Cable movies tonight include Jason Patric in “The Losers” (HBO, 8 p.m.), Michael Cera in “Youth in Revolt” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), Kristin Stewart in “The Runaways” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

James Cameron’s epic works are in evidence tonight with both “Titanic” (ABC Family, 7 p.m.) and “Avatar” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.).

The animated “Over the Hedge” (ABC, 9 p.m.) gets a network showcase tonight.

Big, big winners at the Oscars – films that won every category in which they were nominated, are the focus tonight on Turner Classic Movies with “Gigi” (8 p.m.), which went 9 for 9, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (10 p.m.) that got 11 nominations and 11 wins; and “The Last Emperor” (1:30 a.m.), which was also 9 for 9.

The trilogy “A Fistful of Dollars” (AMC, 5:30 p.m.), “For a Few Dollars More” (AMC, 8 p.m) and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (AMC, 11 p.m.) pretty much defined the genre of spaghetti western.

It’s Notre Dame at UConn women (CPTV, 2 p.m.). In another women’s game, it’s Baylor at Texas Tech (CSN, 1:30 p.m.).

Men’s hoops includes Pittsburgh at St. John’s (ESPN, noon),Notre Dame at West Virginia (CBS, 1 p.m.), Texas at Nebraska (YES, 1:30 p.m.), Colorado at Kansas (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Oregon State at Oregon (CSN, 4 p.m.), Boston College at North Carolina (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Oklahoma at Kansas State (YES, 4 p.m.), Missouri State at Valparaiso (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), Washington at Arizona (ESPN, 6 p.m.), George Mason at Northern Iowa (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Illinois at Michigan State (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Utah State at St. Mary’s (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Montana at Long Beach State (ESPN2, 11 p.m.).

The NBA’s 2001 All-Star Saturday Night (TNT, 8:30 p.m.) features the skills challenge, 3-point shootout, shooting stars and slam dunk competition.

Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel play “Austin City Limits” (WGBY, Channel 57, 11 p.m.).

The night of the two Pauls – Paul Rudd hosting and Paul McCartney, the musical guest who almost took over, is rerun on “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.).

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