TOP PICK: ‘83rd Annual Academy Awards‘ (Sunday at 8:30pm ET on ABC)
Join hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco on Hollywood’s biggest night to see who will take home all the hardware, and what celebs dazzle on the famed red carpet. Will ‘The Social Network’ or ‘The King’s Speech’ triumph for Best Picture? Natalie Portman of ‘Black Swan’ or Annette Bening for ‘The Kids Are All Right’? Or potentially big upsets? Tune in and find out.
KEY EPISODE: ‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena‘ (Friday at 10pm on Starz) **Season Finale**
Batiatus (John Hannah) seeks vengeance against Tullius (Stephen Lovatt) for all that has befallen him. He obtains the help of his gladiators and his friend Solonius (Craig Walsh-Wrightson) in the cause, each seeking to right the wrongs done to them. The opening of the new arena arrives, promising a spectacle of combat and blood the likes of which Capua has never seen.
This follow-up to last season’s “Peter” flashback episode revisits a poignant period of time for both the Bishops and Olivia in the all-new “Subject 13” episode.
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control.
The CSIs try to figure out which nerd took revenge when a high school bully is stoned to death.
Friday’s Talk Show Listings:
The View: John Bobbitt
The Talk: Nancy Grace
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Neil Patrick Harris
Late Show with David Letterman: Matthew Morrison
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Emily Blunt
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Melissa Leo