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Around the remote: Academy Awards celebrate Hollywood

Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 90th Oscars tonight. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 90th Oscars tonight. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: The 90th Academy Awards – Yes, it’s true: A movie about some kind of freaky man-fish – “The Shape of Water” – leads everyone with 13 nominations and could swim away with Hollywood’s biggest prize. As for our host, Jimmy Kimmel returns to center stage, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s best-picture envelope debacle. Performers include Gael Garcia Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Common. 5 p.m. today, ABC.

Other bets

SUNDAY: As Season 2 of “The Good Fight” begins, Diane, Lucca and Maia find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, they begin to look at their own clients suspiciously. CBS All Access.

MONDAY: This season of “The Bachelor,” as usual, has been packed with all kinds of tear-drenched crazy. Now, Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s love quest comes to an “astonishing” conclusion – but not until you slog through a hideously bloated three-hour finale. 8 p.m., ABC.

TUESDAY: What’s Drew Carey doing on “NCIS”? “The Price Is Right” host is moonlighting as a retired Marine sergeant who wants the team to clear his name after cyanide is found in one of the hundreds of care packages he sends to active-duty Marines. Will the real villain come on down? 8 p.m., CBS.

WEDNESDAY: In the hopeful new drama “Life Sentence,” Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”) plays a woman who has spent the last few years living like she was dying. But when her cancer is cured, she’s suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the “live-in-the-moment” decisions she made. 9 p.m., The CW.

WEDNESDAY: While we kick back on our cozy couches and inhale junk food, “The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen” will remind us of just how soft we are. It’s a four-part documentary series about rough-and-tumble guys like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. 9 p.m., History Channel.

THURSDAY: We can only hope that the second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is as tense and compelling as the first. The adventures of the misanthropic, super-strong private investigator (Krysten Ritter) continue with 13 fresh episodes. Netflix.

FRIDAY: Giovanni Ribisi returns as a scheming con man in Season 2 of “Sneaky Pete.” A former prisoner, he’s hoping for a fresh start. But when two vicious thugs pop up in his life, things get perilous. Amazon Prime.

SATURDAY: It’s good to be Sterling K. Brown. Not only has he won acclaim for his work in “This Is Us,” he has a role in “Black Panther,” the year’s biggest movie. Now, he tries his hand at hosting “Saturday Night Live.” 8:30 p.m., NBC.

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