Animated movies, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., ABC Family.
Kids don't want to
spend the weekend watching you scream at basketball players and
referees, right? Instead, you can cuddle in front of Disney films
that range from good to great.
At the core are two
classics -- “Sleeping Beauty” (1959) at 8:45 p.m. and
“Cinderella” (1949) at 10:30. They're surrounded by “Mulan”
(1990) at 3 p.m., “Princess and the Frog” (2009) at 5, “Little
Mermaid” (1989) at 7 and “Pocahontas” at 12:15 a.m.; Sunday
repeats everything, two hours sooner.
TODAY'S MUST-SEE II:
Basketball, all day.
OK, maybe you do
want to spend the day screaming. CBS has four straight NCAA
tournament games; the first is at 12:15 p.m. ET, with others at about
2:35, 5:10 and 7:30.
At night, there are
also doubleheaders starting at 6 p.m. ET on TNT and 7 on TBS. That's an
eight-game day, with eight more Sunday; at the end of the weekend,
basketball will have its “sweet 16.”
ALTERNATIVE: “Black Sails,” 9 p.m., Starz; rerunning at 10:02 and
A week from the
season-finale – and two weeks from the “Outlander”
season-opener – this well-crafted pirate adventure still has some
big issues to settle.
Looming since the
start of the season is the Urca gold; now Rackham goes after it.
Meawhile, Flint and Miranda make peace with their past and he
prepares to enter Charles Town. And Eleanor declares war.
Lies,” 8 p.m., ABC. On the eve of the next new episode, you can
catch up with the efforts of Ben (Ryan Philippe), who can't remembert
what happened the night a neighbor boy was killed. Tonight, he learns
what his daughter was doing; he also begins to suspect Dr.
p.m., Fox. In the rerun of a fairly good episode, Backstrom and his
team have three days to rescue a kidnapped girl. Also, Sgt. Almond
(Dennis Haysbert) has another concern: His storefront church is three
months behind on the mortgage and could face foreclosure.
“Good Witch,” 8
p.m., Hallmark. Four years ago, a “Good Witch” movie introduced
Abigail. Like her distant cousin Cassie (Catherine Bell), she has
some magic powers, unlike her, she has little restraint. Now she
returns; the kids are soon charmed, but Cassie is hesitant.
“In an Instant,”
9-11 p.m., ABC. This series has gripping, first-person accounts of
survivial. Tonight, we meet a woman who was beaten, put in a garbage
can and locked in a wintertime storage shed.
9 p.m., Fox. In a rerun, Nick Hawley confronts his former caretaker,
with the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny. And Frank Irving, the
former sheriff, adjusts to his post-death life.
debut, 9 p.m., NatGeo Wild. This reality show focuses on Dr. Scott
Sims, a Hawaiian veterinarian who reaches his patients – wild and
domestic – via horse, plane or ATV.
Effect,” 10 p.m. to midnight, TruTV; rerunning from 2-4 a.m. Once a
year, during early rounds of the basketball tournament, people
discover this channel (formerly Court TV). It has lots of odd shows
and a few good ones, led by this one: Michael Carbonaro is both a
magician and a charming actor who's skilled at improvising. He gives
hidden-camera shows a fresh, funny approach.