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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Billy Crystal’s Back on the Oscars

Billy Crystal is back as a last-hour host of the Academy Awards. He’s just a guy you can count on when you need him, just like the list of nominees, which seems to be all the usual names with Meryl Streep and George Clooney. There probably won’t be too many surprises tonight. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway. 11:30 AM CT Fox

2. College Basketball. Indiana at Minnesota. 12:00 PM CT ESPN

3. Back to the Future. You know what’s interesting about this movie is that the older it gets, the more the clothes and references to 1985 are like the references to 1955. 1955 seemed to so long ago and 1985 so modern, but now in 2011, it’s beginning to seem far away as well. 12:45 PM CT HBO Family

4. College Basketball. Pittsburgh at Louisville. 1:00 PM CT CBS

5. PGA Tour Golf. Finals from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ. 2:00 PM CT NBC

6. Vegas Vacation. Griswolds, Cousin Eddie, Las Vegas … Need I say more? 2:45 PM CT Comedy Central

7. College Basketball. Wisconsin at Ohio State. 3:00 PM CT CBS

8. 60 Minutes. Featured tonight are extreme athletes, white sharks, and Alex Honnold. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. Oscars Red Carpet Live. Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, Jess Cagle, and Nina Garcia host the arrivals. 6:00 PM CT ABC

10. 2012 NBA All-Star Game. From Amway Arena in Orlando. 6:30 PM CT TNT

11. The Amazing Race. One team is reduced to tears, and the teams head to the world’s largest cattle market in Buenos Aires. 7:00 PM CT CBS

12. Jerseylicious Olivia is in charge, but booking two events for the same night may push Olivia to the breaking point with Gayle. Still lacking jobs and an income, Tracy and GiGi team up with “Glam Fairy” Alexa to style hair for a photo shoot at The Glam Factory. While keeping his salon managerial dream in sight, Filippo continues to press Anthony to begin his training now at Anthony’s current salon so that he is well prepared to handle the volume of work with the new salon opens. 7:00 PM CT Style

13. The 84th Annual Academy Awards. Billy Crystal hosts from the Kodak Theatre in L.A. 7:30 PM CT ABC

14. The Celebrity Apprentice. The teams are challenged to present a spectacular show for Medieval Times. 8:00 PM CT NBC

15. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The ladies are back from their African adventure. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

16. Ax Men. Casey Daugherty and Belinda Stanga take to the waters of the swamp and the Suwannee to show the men how it’s done. Oregon’s got a new logging outfit, and new company owner Levi Brown needs to round up his crew. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

17. Big Rich Texas. Connie and Melissa are planning a joint Sweet 16 party for Maddie and Grace, but Melissa gets frustrated when Connie’s crazy schedule makes it impossible for her to pull her weight. 8:00 PM CT Style

18. Worst Cooks in America. The aspiring cooks learn how to make pizzas. 8:00 PM CT Food Network

19. The Walking Dead. The fate of an outsider puts Rick and Shane in conflict, and Andrea helps Hershel’s daughter with an important decision. 8:00 PM CT AMC

20. Luck. Escalante is forced by Ace to swap jockeys, Marcus has concerns over his future, Kagle wants a handout, and Ace gives a lucky check to Claire. 8:00 PM CT HBO

21. Full Metal Jousting. One team uses an unusual training technique, and two jousters battle in the hardest joust so far. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

22. Comic Book Men. Walt wants Bryan to direct the Stash’s first commercial, and a customer brings in a fanboy’s dream. 9:00 PM CT AMC

23. Eastbound & Down. Kenny travels north to look for April and tries to liberate Stevie. 9:00 PM CT HBO

24. Life’s Too Short. Warwick makes a guest appearance at a wedding and gets hired to help in researching a role. 9:30 PM CT HBO

 

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