1) “Some Like It Hot” (1959), 9:45 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. We’re in Oscar Week, leading into Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony. And TCM’s “31 Days of Oscar” has barely started. “Hot” (shown here in a color poster for the black-and-white film) won one Oscar (for costumes), but was nominated for five more, including Jack Lemmon in support; the American Film Institute named it the funniest American movie of all time. Lemmon stars with Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe … whose “Bus Stop” (1956) is at 8.
2) More Oscars, cable. The Ovation channel says it has an Academy Award film at 7 p.m. ET daily. Well, sort of. Tonight’s “Practical Magic” (1998) has stars who won Oscars (Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman), but not in this film. Stronger links are Thursday (“Silence of the Lambs,” five wins including best picture) and Friday (“Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Sissy Spacek, best actress). Other films tonight won three Oscars each – “12 Years a Slave” (2013, 6 p.m., BET) and “Avatar” (2009, 7 and 10:30 p.m., FX).
3) “Bob (hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. The medical crisis of the matriarch (Christine Ebersole) has given this terrific show some strong comedy and warmth. Now she’s doing well and wants to return to the family sock business. Bob, her son, is wary; so are his brother and sister.
4) “Prodigal Son,” 9 p.m., Fox. Malcolm has been ordered to go on vacation; he’s even been given the proper suit, white and island-ready. Naturally, he soon detours. It’s a fairly good mystery, if you tolerate the terribly overwrought wedding scene at the end.
5) Non-fiction, everywhere. At 8 p.m., the Food Network starts a competition, with Girl Scout cookies central to each creation. At 10, HBO launches “McMillion$,” a series tracing a 12-year scheme that swiped a fortune from the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion. At 9, “No Passport Required” has a jovial visit to Philadelphia’s Italian neighborhood. We meet a 99-year-old bakery, a 120-year-old restaurant, a 129-year-old street market, a fourth-generation pizza-maker. Traditions are sampled and savored.