So much Oscar programming, so little time! Luckily, here’s a rundown of what Oscar-related shows are on TV this weekend so you can spare yourself the stress of choosing at the last minute. Pick wisely and have a back-up plan just in case you, say, hit your Seacrest limit mid-way through the pre-show.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
8 p.m. ET
Actors Unscripted, E!
Thirteen Oscar winners and nominees of the past and present (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Michelle Williams, to name a few) “reveal their innermost thoughts on their craft.” Sadly, Uggie was unavailable.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25
9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. ET
Academy Awards Nominees Special, REELZ
Meet the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards… or, you know, you could surf EW.com. Just a suggestion.
12 p.m. ET
Academy Awards Preview Special, TVGN
SUNDAY, FEB. 26
1:30 p.m. ET
Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards, E!
Watch hosts kill time before the stars arrive with viewer makeovers, fashion predictions, and other strangely addicting fodder. Hey, it’s something to watch while you make the snacks.
2 p.m. ET
Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, TVGN
Which fluff to pick!?!? Quandaries like this is exactly why some brilliant human put a “last” button on the remote.
5:30 p.m. ET
Live From the Red Carpet: The 2012 Academy Awards, E!
6 p.m. ET
Academy Awards Red Carpet With Chris Harrison, TVGN
EW blogger Chris Harrison grills the nominees.
7 p.m. ET
Oscars Red Carpet Live, ABC
EW’s Managing Editor Jess Cagle joins Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, and Nina Garcia for the official pre-show!
84th Academy Awards, ABC
Let the games begin. (Or is it “end”?)
11:30 p.m. ET
E! After Party: 2012 Academy Awards, E!
People holding gold statues are hounded by cameras.
(technically…) MONDAY, FEB. 27
12:05 a.m. ET
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards
If our exclusive first look at this sure-to-be gut-busting special wasn’t enough to make this a must-watch, you probably haven’t hit “replay” enough.
MONDAY, FEB. 27 (For real this time…)
7 p.m. ET
Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards, REELZ
8 p.m. ET
Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap, TVGN
10 p.m. ET
Fashion Police – The 2012 Academy Awards, E!
For more on the Academy Awards, see live video from behind the scenes at the awards at Oscar.com.