Saturday TV: ‘Win Win,’ ‘Bad Teacher’

Let’s talk about movies that were thoroughly ignored by the Oscars. How about Pal Giamatti as the struggling lawyer and parttime wrestling coach in Thomas McCarthy’s “Win Win” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) with Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young and Melanie Lynskey.

Never expected to make it into the Oscar race, though, was the olde English knight spoof “Your Highness” (HBO, 8 p.m.) with James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride, who returns as Kenny Powers in “Eastbound & Down” Sunday.

Or “Bad Teacher” (Starz, 9 p.m.) with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.

On the day before he kicks off the new season of “The Amazing Race,” Phil Koeghan takes a cross country bike ride for charity chronicled in the film “The Ride” (Showtime, 8 p.m.).

The service itself at first wasn’t going to be televised and left to streaming online. But it looks like it will get wall to wall coverage at noon on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc., as well as specials such as the “E! News Special: Whitney Houston – The Funeral” (E!, 11:30 a.m.). Tonight, they’ll replay her most popular movie “The Bodyguard” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

He didn’t win at the Grammys last week (nominated in the bluegrass category) but Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers play “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

We’re still in the middle of February sweeps, but Saturdays are Saturdays, so primetime is full of reruns except for a “48 Hours Mystery” (CBS, 10 p.m.) and NASCAR Ratings (Fox, 8 p.m.), the Budweiser Shootout in Daytona Beach.

And the network movie offering is “Wild Hogs” (ABC, 9 p.m.). Ouch.

With the sequel in theaters, the first “Ghost Rider” (FX, 9 p.m.). Which is not to be confused with the much better “Ghost World” (Flix, 8 p.m.) or even “Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 8 p.m.), which is having a three hour marathon.

“2012: Ice Age” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) isn’t animated. It’s more along the line of the lead-in, “Stonehenge Apocalypse” (Syfy, 7 p.m.).

Nick Cannon’s newest standup special is called “Mr. Showbiz” (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.).

BET Honors 2012 (BET, 8 p.m.) gets a same week replay.

The Oscar movies on Turner Classic Movies are set in France all weekend. In primetime tonight that includes “The Train” (8 p.m.), “The Day of the Jackal” (10:32 p.m.), “The Lion in Winter” (1 a.m.) and “VIctor Victoria” (3:30 a.m.).

Many college basketball games on today, including Missouri at Texas A&M (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Clemson at North Carolina (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Florida at Arkansas (ESPN, 6 p.m.) and Ohio State at Michigan (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

Maya Rudolph returns to host “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) but with the worst timing. She can’t very well do her Whitney Houston the same day as the memorial service.

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