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What to Watch the Week of March 12: The Oscars, the After-Parties, and the Return of Ted Lasso

Plus, an exclusive clip from Days of Our Lives (Hope returns!) and Daisy Jones & the Six.  

You already know the 95th Oscars airs tonight, but if you don't have basic cable, care only about the after-parties, or just want to know if Jennifer Coolidge is presenting, then we have you covered. (For the record, Coolidge is not presenting as of now, but there's a good chance she'll be at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, which you'll be able to watch below.) 

As for the nominees and winners, it sure seems that it's going to be Everything Everywhere All at Once's night, but there have also been enough surprises from the BAFTAs and the SAG Awards to know that no one is a lock. One thing we do know is that whether Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis, or Ke Huy Quan wins, we're going to get deeply inspiring, emotional speeches that will be all over our Instagram feeds the next day.

If the Oscars aren't your thing, then not to worry: There are more than enough premieres this week to look forward to, starting with the return of Ted Lasso, which may or may not be its final season. We talked to Brett Goldstein for a feature coming this week in which he says he'd be awfully sad if he's played the last of Roy Kent, so stay tuned for more with the charming Brit. 

Of course, all this talk of whether Ted Lasso is ending or not overshadows the fact that we still have 12 new episodes (spread out over three months) to look forward to starting Wednesday. The first episode back is classic Ted, and it also ends on somewhat of a cliff-hanger. But before I spill something I'm not supposed to, here's what I can say about the third season, per Apple TV+: “The newly promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the ‘wonder kid,’ has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert, and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.”

Elsewhere, fan favorites Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso return to Days of Our Lives this week as Bo and Hope, and our friends at Peacock have given us an exclusive clip of Alfonso's return. 

Speaking of exclusives, we also have a sneak peek at episode seven of Daisy Jones & the Six, which just keeps raising the stakes as we get closer to the finale. All six episodes of the Prime Video limited series are currently streaming, so make sure you're caught up as we head into the very dramatic home stretch.

With that, hope you're not too sleep-deprived after losing an hour of z's, especially with so much to watch and not enough hours in the day to do it. I'll see you back here next week for the return of Yellowjackets and Florence Pugh like you've never seen her before in the new film, A Good Person.

Sunday, March 12

On the Red Carpet Live: Countdown to Oscars 95 (ABC): The pre-preshow (which runs for three hours) for those who can't get enough of movie's biggest night. 1 p.m. ET, noon CT, 10 a.m. PT

E! Live From the Red Carpet__ __(E!): A look at the stars as they arrive on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater. 5 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. PT

Countdown to the Oscars (ABC): Ashley Graham and Lilly Singh are two of the hosts for the Oscars preshow. The 90-minute show will include interviews with nominees, presenters, and performers, as well as a behind-the-scenes look. 6:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. CT, 3:30 p.m. PT

95th Academy Awards (ABC): Jimmy Kimmel returns as host after a (can you believe it?) five-year absence, with 2018 being his last time holding court. “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” he said in a press release. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”

Rihanna will perform for the first time since her much-talked-about Super Bowl performance, singing "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Meanwhile, Everything Everywhere All at Once's “This Is a Life” will be performed by David Byrne, Son Lux, and actor Stephanie Hsu, who steps in for original performer Mitski. For “Tell It Like a Woman,” Sofia Carson will be accompanied by Diane Warren. RRR's “Naatu Naatu” will also be performed. The only nominated song that won't be performed is “Hold My Hand,” from Top Gun: Maverick, and sung by Lady Gaga. Oscars EP Glenn Weiss says they've invited all five nominees to perform, but Gaga is currently filming a movie right now, and “it doesn't feel like she can get a performance [together]” that's up to her standards. “But she's making a movie, and we completely understand that's the priority in this business [especially] when we're honoring movies,” he said at a press conference this past Wednesday.

Presenters include Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, John Travolta, Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña, Donnie Yen, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Sigourney Weaver, and more.

Lenny Kravitz will deliver the in-memoriam performance.

Meanwhile, in case you need a refresher on all the nominations, see our comprehensive list here.

And if you don't have ABC, you can stream the show on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV, or watch on and the ABC app by authenticating with your provider. 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT live


Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2023 Livestream (, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube): The hottest party in town (Beverly Hills, or pretty much anywhere) features more famous people than one can count, and where all the Oscar winners stop by once they've made an appearance at the Governors Ball. 12 a.m. ET, 11 p.m. CT, 9 p.m. PT

American Idol (ABC): Following the 95th Oscars (if you're still awake), ABC will air an all-new audition episode of Idol across New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Nashville. 11:35 p.m. ET, 9:02 p.m MT, 8:02 p.m. PT, and streaming the next day on Hulu

Ava Maybee (new single/Venice Music): Speaking of American Idol, 2022 finalist and vocal powerhouse Ava Maybee releases her newest track, called “Puke,” with a collaboration from her dad, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, on the drums. (“I knew the song needed live drums, and luckily, I personally know a ‘pretty good drummer’ who I thought might want to play on the track,” she says.) Written from her deeply personal experience with a panic attack, “Puke” is raw and honest and everything you’ve come to expect from the rising star, who will also be performing at SXSW this month. Available now

The Equalizer (CBS): Now listen, I don't expect many people to be watching much else besides the Oscars tonight, but if you do—or record something to watch later—I suggest tonight's episode of The Equalizer, titled “Never Again.” In it, Harry reconnects with his Jewish faith as he leads the team in finding the culprit behind a string of antisemitic hate crimes, which is all too real in today's world. 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+

Adam Goldberg as Harry Keshegian and Saul Rubinek as Rabbi in tonight's episode of The Equalizer on CBS.

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Monday, March 13

Live With Kelly and Ryan (syndicated): The duo return to the Academy Award stage the day after the Oscars to talk to the winners and discuss the most talked-about moments. Check local listings.

The Young and the Restless (CBS): CBS’s longest-running scripted series welcomes back an all-star lineup of beloved cast members returning to celebrate the daytime drama’s 50th anniversary for the month of March. They include: Michael Damian as musician Danny Romalotti, Patty Weaver as Danny's sister, Gina Roma, Tricia Cast as Nina Webster, Barbara Crampton as Leanna Love, and Veronica Redd as the one and only Mamie Johnson. Weekdays; check your local listings.

The Bachelor (ABC): It doesn't get better than hometowns. In other words, you're in luck, because that airs tonight. 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT 

The Good Lawyer (ABC): Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Bethlehem Million (Sick) star in this new series, which is being called an embedded pilot episode of the hit series, The Good Doctor. In the episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder. McMann plays Jodi DeGroot, a funny, brilliant lawyer who takes on Shaun's case, which also happens to be her first. Meanwhile, Huffman (in her first role since she spent time in jail for her role in the 2019 college admissions scandal) plays Janet Stewart, a prestigious attorney. And Million stars as Abbie, Joni's older sister. The episode is written by Good Doctor co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, and directed by Ruben Fleischer. 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, and streaming the next day on Hulu

Tuesday, March 14

The Bachelor: Women Tell All (ABC): Two hours of women who look alike talking over one another about stuff that happened in the house that no one (ahem, me) remembers. 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT

Super Turbo Story Time (MotorTrend TV/MotorTrend+): Emelia Hartford hosts this new adult animated series alongside actor-comedian Rob Corddry which tells larger than life, untold, and (mostly) true stories from the automotive world. Streaming

Wednesday, March 15

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+): Season three is finally here, and boy, is it a good one. The first episode (they will roll out every Wednesday for the next three months) is equal parts funny, shocking, and sentimental. In other worlds, welcome home. Streaming weekly

Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts (Disney+): In season two, the Good Morning America coanchor sits down with a new group of iconic women including Brooke Shields, Chloe Kim, Chrissy Metz, Dionne Warwick, Hayley Kiyoko, Kelly Osbourne, Kyla Pratt, Loni Love, Marsai Martin, Rita Wilson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Yaya DaCosta. Streaming

Thursday, March 16

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: First Round (CBS, TNT, TBS, TruTV): March Madness is finally here, as the top 64 teams will compete to make it to the national championship game in early April. Game times and networks here

Days of our Lives (Peacock): Peter Reckell makes his return as Bo Brady today. And tomorrow, Friday, March 17, Kristian Alfonso returns as Hope. For more on that, and an exclusive clip, see below. 

Good Trouble (Freeform): The fifth season has the Coterie crew facing their toughest obstacles yet as they’re confronted with evolving relationship challenges and new career opportunities. Stars Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez, Emma Hunton, Sherry Cola, Zuri Adele, Josh Pence, Bryan Craig, and Booboo Stewart are back, along with fan favorite Maia Mitchell reprising her role as Callie Adams-Foster. 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT, and streaming the next day on Hulu

Shadow and Bone (Netflix): In season two of the fan-favorite series, Alina Starkov is on the run and determined to bring down the Shadow Fold and save Ravka from ruin. But General Kirigan has returned to finish what he started. Eight episodes streaming

Queens Court (Peacock): The 10-episode dating series from Will Packer features Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, and Nivea, and is hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete. Per Peacock, “Love and happiness aren’t always a guarantee—and for many women in the public eye, finding a man who can handle her success, fame, and fortune can make things even more complicated.” The Peetes will guide the women through the ups and downs of dating 21 confident and successful prospective suitors while they develop a sisterhood supporting one another on their quests to find their leading man. Streaming

Friday, March 17

Days of Our Lives (Peacock): Hope is back and has a sweet encounter with Steve and John, which you can watch below. Meanwhile, Marlena and Kayla run into a familiar face as they try to escape. In other news, Kate has a shocking encounter, and Andrew visits with Paul to speak about their relationship. Streaming

NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament: First Round (ESPN, ESPN2): The women get their turn on the court as their tournament begins. Check local listings and game times here

Daisy Jones & the Six (Prime Video): Two more episodes drop today. In “Track 7: She's Gone,” Simone struggles to come to terms with her identity while her relationship with Bernie deepens. Meanwhile, a telegram from Daisy suggests she’s in trouble, so Simone drops everything to rescue her, but when she gets there, it's not at all what she expected. It's a fantastic episode, and we have an exclusive clip below. 

Then in the next episode, titled “Track 8: Looks Like We Made It,” the Aurora tour begins, but tension between Billy and Daisy is at an all-time high. At the same time, Karen and Graham's secret is revealed. Streaming

Wildflower (Momentum Pictures): This cast! Kiernan Shipka, Jean Smart, Brad Garrett, Alexandra Daddario, Charlie Plummer, Reid Scott, Jacki Weaver, and more star in this coming-of-age film about growing up too fast and slowing down just enough to recognize one's good fortune. In theaters today and then on demand and digital next Tuesday, March 21

Boston Strangler (Hulu): This is the true-crime thriller about the trailblazing reporters who broke the story of the notorious Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s, and stars Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon. Knightley plays Loretta McLaughlin, a reporter for the Record-American newspaper who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. ABC Audio will also release a true-crime companion podcast about the Boston Strangler ahead of the film’s debut on Hulu. Streaming

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (Warner Bros.): The film, starring Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, and more, continues the story of teenage Billy Batson, who is transformed into his adult superhero alter ego upon reciting the magic word “Shazam!” In theaters

Extrapolations (Apple TV+): The streamer describes Extrapolations as a “highly anticipated, star-studded series,” and they're not kidding. Some of the names include Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Keri Russell, Murray Bartlett, Tobey Maguire, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, and many more. The series consists of eight interconnected episodes (the first three premiere today, then new episodes each Friday), about love, work, faith, and family will explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. Streaming

Moving On (Roadside Attractions): Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are joined by Malcolm McDowell and Richard Roundtree as estranged friends who reunite to seek revenge on the petulant widower (McDowell) of their recently deceased best friend. Meanwhile, Fonda’s character reunites with her great love (Roundtree) as each woman learns to make peace with the past and each other. In theaters

Beach Cottage Chronicles (HBO Max/Discovery+): Season two returns today, from Chip and Joanna Gaines, and I'm already certain I'll want to move to a beachfront cottage by the time I'm done watching. Per the press release, “Discover the inspired designs, architecture and stories behind some of the most beautiful waterfront cottages in America. With each unique home, experience a firsthand look at the joy that comes from living on the water.” Yep, I'm convinced. New episodes each Friday

The Magician's Elephant (Netflix): Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo, young Peter sets out on a mission to find his sister, guided by his optimistic spirit and an unexpected encounter with an elephant. Sian Clifford, Pixie Davies, Natasia Demetriou, Dawn French, Brian Tyree Henry, Noah Jupe, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Aasif Mandvi, Mandy Patinkin, Miranda Richardson, and Benedict Wong lend their voices to the animated feature. Streaming

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour senior West Coast editor and author of the New York Times best-selling book The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series.