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Around the Remote: Hollywood’s big night comes to the small screen

Oscar statues are seen off Hollywood Boulevard, in preparation for Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, on Wednesday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Oscar statues are seen off Hollywood Boulevard, in preparation for Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, on Wednesday in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: The 92nd Academy Awards – There will be no host (again), but expect plenty of star power as Hollywood’s heavyweights gather to celebrate themselves. “Joker,” the dark origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous comic-book villain, leads all films with 11 nominations, but will it be the night’s big winner? Musical performers include Elton John, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman, who will take the stage to sing the five nominated numbers for best original song. (5 p.m., ABC)

Other bets

SUNDAY: We’re expecting an epic series finale when “Power” bids farewell with an extended episode. Even as Ghost (Omari Hardwick) moves closer to a fully legitimate world, he learns that one of his enemies is proceeding with a plan that will change his life forever. (8 p.m., Starz)

SUNDAY: As the tense final season of “Homeland” begins, Carrie Mathison is still recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian prison. But Saul desperately needs her expertise as he attempts to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations in Afghanistan. (9 p.m., Showtime)

MONDAY: Ashley Jensen returns for more adventures as the comically crafty title sleuth in “Agatha Raisin.” Over three movie-length installments, she investigates all sorts of mischief, mayhem and murder in the British village of Carsely. (Acorn TV)

TUESDAY: In the new legal drama “For Life,” an incarcerated man (Aaron Wallace) becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction. The cast also includes Safiya Masry. (10 p.m., ABC)

TUESDAY: Created by Ava DuVernay, the new drama “Cherish the Day” will give you all the feels. Each episode covers a pivotal day in the romantic relationship of a couple (Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller) living in Los Angeles. Cicely Tyson also stars. (10 p.m., OWN)

WEDNESDAY: Can you believe “Survivor” is about to roll out its 40th season? Neither can we. To mark the occasion, 20 former champions gather to backstab and blindside one another for $2 million – twice the usual prize. (8 p.m., CBS)

THURSDAY: The second season of “Narcos: Mexico” continues the story of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, now the godfather of the first Mexican cartel. As Gallardo struggles to maintain control and grow his empire, the DEA prepares to come down hard on him. (Netflix)

FRIDAY: The documentary series “Visible: Out on Television” examines how TV has shaped the American conscience and how the LGBTQ movement has shaped television. Each episode explores themes such as invisibility, homophobia, the evolution of LGBTQ characters and coming out in the TV industry. (Apple TV+)

FRIDAY: “High Fidelity” sounds like music to our ears. It’s a new, gender-flipping take on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel, and the 2000 film, that stars Zoe Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”) as a record store owner in Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love. (Hulu).

SATURDAY: In the 2019 action-comedy “Shaft,” Samuel L. Jackson plays cop-turned-private investigator John Shaft, who takes on a racist killer and a Dominican drug lord. He’s joined by the original Shaft himself, Richard Roundtree, who plays his father. (8 p.m., HBO).

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