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Around the remote: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood keep CMA streak alive

Hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood speak during the 51st annual CMA Awards in 2017. They’re back for their 11th year in a row on Wednesday. (Chris Pizzello / File/Associated Press)
Hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood speak during the 51st annual CMA Awards in 2017. They’re back for their 11th year in a row on Wednesday. (Chris Pizzello / File/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood apparently love this gig because they’re hosting it for the 11th straight year. The performance list for what is gleefully touted as “country music’s biggest night” includes Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and more. Chris Stapleton leads the pack of nominees with five, including Entertainer of the Year. (8 p.m. Wednesday, ABC).

Other bets

SUNDAY: We regular folks have no say in the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. But we rule “The E! People’s Choice Awards.” And it’s a trophy fest that reflects the times with categories such as Bingeworthy Show, Social Celebrity, Beauty Influencer, Pop Podcast and Best Revival of a TV show. (9 p.m., E!, USA and Syfy).

SUNDAY: British funny woman Julia Davis wrote, directed and stars in “Sally4ever.” It’s a dark, very offbeat comedy about a woman (Catherine Shepherd) who is about to marry her nebbish boyfriend (Alex Macqueen) when she encounters a free-spirited lesbian (Davis) who dramatically changes her life. (10:30 p.m., HBO).

MONDAY: The preliminary rounds are over on “The Voice” and it’s time to get down to Night 1 of the “playoffs.” The Top 24 artists begin performing live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. (8 p.m., NBC).

TUESDAY: Host Ann Curry returns for Season 2 of “We’ll Meet Again,” the series that features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. In the opener, two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them during the war. (8 p.m., PBS).

TUESDAY: Ready to get your twang on? In the new series “Real Country,” Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt select emerging artists to perform in showcases that spotlight their musical talents. The best artists from each showcase will then compete for ultimate supremacy. (10 p.m., USA).

WEDNESDAY: In the new thriller “Origin,” we meet a group of troubled passengers as they awaken on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each has left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet, but danger looms. (YouTube Premium).

WEDNESDAY: Ezra’s worlds collide on tonight’s episode of “All American” as he celebrates his birthday in Beverly Hills. Mixing the dysfunctional families – with the appearance of an unexpected guest – naturally ends in disaster. (9 p.m., The CW).

THURSDAY: In the explosive winter finale of “How to Get Away with Murder,” the big wedding day for Connor and Oliver has arrived. Oh, but there’s murder in the air, and the mystery of who the unlucky victim is will be revealed. (10 p.m., ABC).

FRIDAY: Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious odd couple in “The Kominsky Method.” From producer Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom”), the series follows an acting teacher and a Hollywood agent as they navigate their later years in a city that values youth and beauty. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: Mistletoe alert: In the TV flick, “Christmas at Graceland,” Kellie Pickler plays a Chicago-based business executive traveling to Memphis for work. Of course, she runs into her old flame (Wes Brown). You fill in the blanks. (8 p.m., Hallmark).

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