PopWatch Planner: The Oscars, 'House of Cards,' and '21 and Over'
So, there’s this little party in Hollywood tonight with your close pals Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, and company. People are getting really dressed up, and it’s on TV, and we hear Hugh Jackman is going to sing, so maybe you should tune in. But other than the Oscars, there’s tons to tune into this week — Twilight’s out on DVD, Top Chef crowns a new winner, and more! What should you be paying attention to this week? Let’s see, shall we?
The Oscars, 8:30 p.m., ABC
We will be live-blogging all of the stunning gowns, awkward acceptance speeches, and over-the-top MacFarlane jokes. Make sure to come back to EW.com/oscars for all your Oscar needs. See you there!
The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC
Two people leave the ranch this week when contestants are forced to face their fears. And no, we’re not talking about anything food- or weight-related. There are sharks, confined space,s and a seven-story building involved this week. This is no joke.
Celebrity Wife Swap, 8 p.m., ABC
In the season 2 premiere, Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson swap lives. Let’s repeat that: Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson swap lives.
Top Chef, 10 p.m., Bravo or Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC
This Wednesday’s 10 p.m. time slot is a heated battle. Option one is the finale of Top Chef, which will take place in front of a live audience. Who is going to be the first female winner?! Will Kristen follow through on her comeback, or will Brooke win it all?
Option two is the return of Nashville, y’all! If we learned anything from the promo, it’s that families are complicated and … wait … what is Gunnar doing with that gun?!
House of Cards, Netflix
The perfect filler show on a slow day of television is the kind that you can watch whenever you want. On Netflix now, be sure to catch Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in this well-executed political drama.
21 and Over
In the latest party flick to hit theaters, the writers of The Hangover give us three boys, one night, a lot of alcohol and … what’s with the mechanical bull? Guess we’ll have to see it to find out.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 on DVD
Complete your Twilight DVD collection with the fifth and final installment. And just in case you missed it in theaters, we recommend making some popcorn, and putting this baby in your DVD player, because there’s a gasp-worthy twist that Twihard book-lovers won’t even see coming.
The Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Season 13 kicks off by making 14 celebrities, including Stephen Baldwin and Gary Busey, sell meatballs for charity. Talk about quality television.
21 and Over