“Kids Choice Awards,” 8-9:30 p.m., Nickelodeon.
No longer a mere
Jonas Brother, Nick Jonas is everywhere now, from Broadway musicals
to TV series and successful records. Tonight, he's the host and opens
the show with his singles: “Jealous” and “Chains” reached No.
7 and 25 on the Billboard charts.
Also, 5 Seconds of
Summer sings “What I Like About You”; Iggy Azalea and Jennifer
Hudson link on “Trouble.” If the past is a sign, there will be
big-name presenters ... one of them hit by green slime.
II: Figure-skating and “Saturday Night Live,” 8-10 and 11:29
p.m., NBC. Even on a basketball weekend, other sports survive. At the
international skating finals in Shanghai, the U.S. is led by Ashley
Wagner (winner of three of the last four nationals) and Gracie Gold,
who won the nationals in 2014 and finished second this year.
switches to the sport – well, semi-sport -- of wrestling. Dwayne
Johnson, who wrestled as The Rock, has his fourth turn hosting “SNL”;
George Ezra is the music guest.
ALTERNATIVE: “Katy Perry: Prismatic World Tour,” 8 p.m., Epix.
Here is a rock
concert of epic, Gaga-Madonna proportions. It has it all – talented
dancers, spectacular sets and costumes and – in the midst of this,
a cascade of hit songs.
jokes, jumps rope and pulls people from the audience; she gives her
pizza to an 8-year-old girl and takes a selfie with a young woman who
arrived in a swimsuit. “You're gonna hear me roar,” she
announces. This is all so big that you'll doubt she'll top it for
the closing “Firework”; she does.
Effect,” 5-10 p.m., Tru TV. This hidden-camera show is a gem,
thanks to Michael Carbonaro's skill as a magician and an
impromisational comedian. Here are reruns of 10 episodes.
Basketball, 6 p.m.
ET, TBS. Now we learn who will be in the NCAA tourament's final four.
There's this doubleheader today, followed by a CBS one at 2 p.m.
Orleans,” 8 p.m., CBS,. This reruns a Christmastime episode that
sees Pride going to Afghanistan, after a suspect is found wearing the
jacket of somone who was believed killed there.
Lies,” 8 p.m., ABC. Here's a second chance to see last week's
episode, before a new one arrives Sunday. When Ben sees an autistic
boy wandering on his own, he wonders if someone – the boy, his mom
(Melissa Gilbert) or his brother – is involved with the murder.
“In an Instant,”
9-11 p.m., ABC. This series skillfully mixes re-enactments and the
memories of survivors. Tonight, it views a 1991 crisis, when four
young men had 50 hostages in a Sacramento electronics store. The
result left seven people dead and 14 wounded.
season-finale, 9 p.m., Starz. This richly crafted pirate show runs
its season in one gulp. Previous episodes start at noon; then this
new one finds Flint adding an unlikely ally, Silver making a
sacrifice and Vane's crew wanting a change.
(1965), 10 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. This cowboy comedy classic
made Lee Marvin an Oscar-winner and a star.