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The Oscars on TV: Feb. 22 - 27 [Updated]

For those who just can't wait until the Feb. 27 Oscar telecast and can't get enough of Amy, Christian, Colin, Annette, Geoffrey, Hailee, Javier, Helena, Jeff, Jennifer, Jesse and all the rest, listed below are some highlights of movies, series, talk shows and other programs related to the Oscars, airing between now and Oscar night.  

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TUESDAY 02-22-11
9:40 a.m.

Encore - MOVIE *** Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris. Animated. When hard times hit the town of Swallow Falls, a failed inventor constructs a device that turns water into delicious food. (PG)

2 p.m.

E! - MOVIE *** Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth. An outrageous British woman decides to take control of her life, but instead falls for two very different men. (R)

2:55 p.m.

Showtime - MOVIE ** Femme Fatale (1991)
Colin Firth, Lisa Zane. An underground video draws a missing newlywed's husband into the seamy underbelly of L.A.'s avant-garde art world. (R)

3:30 p.m.

TV Guide - James Franco: Hollywood Rebel (TVPG)
An in depth look at the roles and adventures of 2011 Oscar co-host, actor James Franco.

8 p.m.

Encore - MOVIE *** Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris. Animated. When hard times hit the town of Swallow Falls, a failed inventor constructs a device that turns water into delicious food. (PG)

WEDNESDAY 02-23-11
6 a.m.

Bravo - Inside the Actors Studio
Colin Firth -- Actor Colin Firth discusses his life and career.

7 a.m.

NBC - Today
Politics with Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.); kids and the Internet; ``The Adjustment Bureau''; power foods; concentration inhibitors; chef Scott Conant; break up guide; the Oscars; Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. (N)
Bravo - Inside the Actors Studio
James Franco -- Actor James Franco.
8:15 a.m.
IFC - MOVIE ** Hope Springs (2003)
Colin Firth, Heather Graham. Dumped by his fiancee, an English artist travels to a small Vermont town and meets another woman. (PG-13)

10 a.m.

E! - MOVIE *** Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth. An outrageous British woman decides to take control of her life, but instead falls for two very different men. (R)

11:45 a.m.

HBO - MOVIE ** The Last Legion (2007)
Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley. After the fall of Rome, its last emperor, a 12-year-old boy, journeys to Britannia with his closest retainers to find a fabled legion. (PG-13)

2 p.m.

TV Guide - James Franco: Hollywood Rebel (TVPG)
An in depth look at the roles and adventures of 2011 Oscar co-host, actor James Franco.

3:45 p.m.

IFC - MOVIE ** Hope Springs (2003)
Colin Firth, Heather Graham. Dumped by his fiancee, an English artist travels to a small Vermont town and meets another woman. (PG-13)

4 p.m.

TV Guide - Academy Awards: Iconic Stars, Legendary Fashions (TVPG)
Fashion often creates more buzz than the Oscars themselves.

4:35 p.m.

Showtime - MOVIE The Amateurs (2005)
Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson. A small-town citizen convinces his fellow residents to help him make an amateur porn film. (R)

5 p.m.

TCM - MOVIE *** All the King's Men (1949)
Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru. Power and ambition corrupt an idealistic Southern politician. Winner of three Oscars, including best picture. (NR)

 

THURSDAY 02-24-11
7 a.m.

Cinemax - MOVIE ** Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush. Queen Elizabeth I faces a threat to her rule from Spain's King Phillip II and temptation from charismatic seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. (PG-13)

1 p.m.

VH1 - Saturday Night Live (TV14)
James Franco hosts; Kings of Leon perform.

2 p.m.

Cinemax - MOVIE ** Terminator Salvation (2009)
Christian Bale, Sam Worthington. As the machines prepare for a final attack, John Connor and a mysterious stranger delve into the heart of Skynet and uncover a terrible secret involving the annihilation of mankind. (PG-13)
TV Guide - Academy Awards: Iconic Stars, Legendary Fashions (TVPG)
Fashion often creates more buzz than the Oscars themselves.

4:30 p.m.

Showtime - MOVIE Good Time Max (2007)
James Franco, Vince Jolivette. Two genius brothers lead different lives: one as a doctor, the other as a drug addict. (NR)

7 p.m.

TV Guide - James Franco: Hollywood Rebel (TVPG)
An in depth look at the roles and adventures of 2011 Oscar co-host, actor James Franco.

FRIDAY 02-25-11
7 a.m.

ABC - Good Morning America
Actor James Franco; actress Anne Hathaway; chef Wolfgang Puck; red carpet trends with TV personality Tim Gunn; Oscar predictions. (N)

8 a.m.

Bravo - The Rachel Zoe Project (TV14)
The Oscars and Figure Skater Johnny Weir -- There is a problem with Demi Moore's Oscar dress; Johnny Weir is in need of fashion assistance.

8:30 a.m.

Cinemax - MOVIE ** Blown Away (1994)
Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones. An Irish explosives expert targets an old foe and his family living in Boston. (R)

10:30 a.m.

Cinemax - MOVIE * Leap Year (2010)
Amy Adams, Matthew Goode. A woman goes to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend, but she winds up stranded on the other side of the Emerald Isle with a handsome, but surly, Gaelic man. (PG)

12:30 p.m.

Starz - MOVIE *** Zombieland (2009)
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg. Survivors of a zombie apocalypse use creative means to dispatch the undead as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. (R)

2:30 p.m.

TV Guide - James Franco: Hollywood Rebel (TVPG)
An in depth look at the roles and adventures of 2011 Oscar co-host, actor James Franco.

3:30 p.m.

KCAL - Inside Edition (TVPG)
Oscar Preview -- A preview of the 83rd Academy Awards presentation. (N)

4 p.m.

TMC - MOVIE ** New York, I Love You (2009)
Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman. Several love stories take place throughout the city. (R)
TV Guide - Academy Awards: Iconic Stars, Legendary Fashions (TVPG)
Fashion often creates more buzz than the Oscars themselves.

6 p.m.

Biography - Biography (TVPG-D,S,V)
Christian Bale -- Welsh actor Christian Bale is one of the most-talented.

7 p.m.

Biography - Biography (TVPG)
Jeff Bridges -- Actor Jeff Bridges is born into one of Hollywood's great dynasties.

7:30 p.m.

NBC - Access Hollywood (TVPG)
Final preparations for the Academy Awards. (N)

7:45 p.m.

Showtime - MOVIE *** A Single Man (2009)
Colin Firth, Julianne Moore. Planning to commit suicide at the end of the day, a gay professor who recently lost his lover goes about his daily routine and visits with longtime friends. (R)

8 p.m.

Style - MOVIE *** Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth. An outrageous British woman decides to take control of her life, but instead falls for two very different men. (R)
TV Guide - Hollywood 411 (TVPG)
Previewing the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Special interviews with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco. (N)
WE - MOVIE ** Where the Heart Is (2000)
Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd. The boyfriend of a pregnant teenager leaves her broke and abandoned in Oklahoma, where she begins living secretly at Wal-Mart. (PG-13)

8:31 p.m.

Starz - MOVIE *** Zombieland (2009)
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg. Survivors of a zombie apocalypse use creative means to dispatch the undead as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. (R)

9 p.m.

TV Guide - Academy Awards: Iconic Stars, Legendary Fashions (TVPG)
Fashion often creates more buzz than the Oscars themselves.

10 p.m.

Biography - Biography (TVPG-D,S,V)
Christian Bale -- Welsh actor Christian Bale is one of the most-talented.

10:30 p.m.

WE - MOVIE ** Where the Heart Is (2000)
Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd. The boyfriend of a pregnant teenager leaves her broke and abandoned in Oklahoma, where she begins living secretly at Wal-Mart. (PG-13)

11 p.m.

Biography - Biography (TVPG)
Jeff Bridges -- Actor Jeff Bridges is born into one of Hollywood's great dynasties.

12:37 a.m.

CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (TV14-D,L)
Actress Melissa Leo; TV host Phil Keoghan. (N)

5 a.m.

NBC - Today
Social networking; a stuntwoman discusses Hollywood secrets; actress Melissa Leo; ``The Biggest Loser'' auditions; exotic vacation ideas; milk. (N)

SATURDAY 02-26-11
2 p.m.

Style - MOVIE *** Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth. An outrageous British woman decides to take control of her life, but instead falls for two very different men. (R)

2:35 p.m.

Cinemax - MOVIE *** Public Enemies (2009)
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale. Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger becomes the fledgling FBI's most-wanted criminal and a folk hero to much of America's downtrodden public. (R)

3:30 p.m.

TV Guide - James Franco: Hollywood Rebel (TVPG)
An in depth look at the roles and adventures of 2011 Oscar co-host, actor James Franco.

4:30 p.m.

VH1 - Saturday Night Live (TV14)
James Franco hosts; Kings of Leon perform.

8 p.m.

OWN - MOVIE *** Elizabeth (1998)
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush. After succeeding her sister Mary to the throne in 1558, Elizabeth I rules Britain for more than 40 years. (R)

11 p.m.

OWN - MOVIE *** Elizabeth (1998)
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush. After succeeding her sister Mary to the throne in 1558, Elizabeth I rules Britain for more than 40 years. (R)

SUNDAY 02-27-11
6 a.m.

Bravo - Inside the Actors Studio
James Franco -- Actor James Franco.

7 a.m.

Biography - Biography (TVPG)
Nicole Kidman -- Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is the highest paid woman in the movies.
Bravo - Inside the Actors Studio
Colin Firth -- Actor Colin Firth discusses his life and career.

10 a.m.

Oxygen - MOVIE ** The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson. Family ambition pits British sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn against each other for the affections of King Henry VIII. (PG-13)

11 a.m.

E! - Countdown to the Red Carpet (TVPG)
The 2011 Academy Awards -- Celebrating the Academy Awards.

Noon

TNT - MOVIE *** 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Russell Crowe, Christian Bale. A rancher and the captive outlaw in his charge learn to respect each other on a dangerous journey to catch a train. (R)

1 p.m.

TV Guide - Academy Awards: Iconic Stars, Legendary Fashions (TVPG)
Fashion often creates more buzz than the Oscars themselves.

2 p.m.

ABC - On the Red Carpet at the Oscars (TVPG)
A preview of the Academy Awards includes interviews with nominees and presenters.
TV Guide - Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown (TVPG)
Live countdown from the most glamorous red carpet in Hollywood. (N)

3 p.m.

KTLA - Live From the Academy Awards 2011 (TVG)
Interviews; commentary and analysis; films and fashion. Hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes.
E! - Live From the Red Carpet
The 2011 Academy Awards -- Coverage of the Academy Awards.
TV Guide - Academy Awards Red Carpet With Chris Harrison (TVPG)
The most anticipated night in Hollywood. Hosted by Chris Harrison. (N)

4 p.m.

ABC - Oscar's Red Carpet Live (TVPG-L)
Guests arrive for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

5:30 p.m.

ABC - The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV14-D,L,V)
Honors for achievements in film take place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles; James Franco and Anne Hathaway host.

8:30 p.m.

ABC - On the Red Carpet at the Oscars (TVPG)
Randolph Duke, Mondo Guerra, Roshumba Williams and Michelle Tuzee discuss Oscar night fashions; Marc Brown and Russ Leatherman talk about the big winners; George Pennacchio, Rachel Smith and Chris Balish cover Hollywood's after-Oscar parties.

9 p.m.

E! - E! After Party
2011 Academy Awards -- Highlights from the Academy Awards. (N)

11 p.m.

KTLA - Live From the Academy Awards 2011 (TVG)
Interviews; commentary and analysis; films and fashion. Hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes.

11:35 p.m.

ABC - Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV14-D,L)
After the Academy Awards -- Celebrity guests and comedy skits. (Tape)

12:39 a.m.

ABC - On the Red Carpet at the Oscars (TVPG)
A preview of the Academy Awards includes interviews with nominees and presenters.

Photo: 'THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS,' James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Bob D'Amico / ABC 

--Compiled by Ed Stockly

 
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