The Oscars, ‘Bates Motel,’ hometowns on ‘The Bachelor,’ and everything else you shouldn’t miss on TV this week.


Bates Motel: We are in PRIME Norman Bates territory in this, the final season of the psychodrama. Season premiere 9 p.m., A&E

Timeless: The team heads to D.C. during the Red Scare in the first season finale. 9 p.m., NBC

Unlocking the Cage: A look into the legal fight to give limited personhood rights to intelligent animals like chimpanzees, whales and elephants. 7 p.m., HBO

The Talk: Race in America: A documentary about how parents of color feel they have to talk to their children, particularly their sons, about how to behave if stopped by the police, and what that says about our country.  8 p.m., PBS

The Bachelor: Ah, the Hated Hometowns. 7 p.m., ABC

Billy on the Street: A look at some of Billy’s most political segments. 9 p.m., TruTV


Trevor Noah: The Daily Show host’s stand-up special is here. Netflix

The Detour: The single raunchiest family comedy on television is back as the family moves to New York City for Nate’s new job. Season premiere. 9 p.m., TBS

This is Us: Randall and William go on a road trip together and just, oh my God, you guys, just be ready with the tissues.  8 p.m., NBC


Spy in the Wild: DRUNK MONKEYS, YOU GUYS. 7 p.m., PBS

Star: That murder is going to catch up with the girls one way or another. 8 p.m., Fox

Major Crimes: Season premiere. 8 p.m., TNT


How to Get Away With Murder: In the two-hour finale, we will learn who killed Wes, which I still kinda can’t believe actually happened, and I half-expect some sort of soap opera twist where he will turn up alive after all. Season finale. 8 p.m., ABC

The Blacklist: Red is poisoned in the season finale, on at a special time so as to introduce the spinoff, The Blacklist: Redemption, see below. 8 p.m., NBC

The Blacklist: Redemption: Hey look! It’s that Blacklist spinoff I was telling you about! Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC


Patriot: This new series about a spy who is forced to take cover as a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial company is being described as The Office meets the CIA, and called “funny ” and “shrewd” by critics. And it boasts Terry O’Quinn as a co-star. Amazon

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore: A movie for our times. Netflix

Some Like it Hot: Nobody’s perfect. 7 p.m., TCM


2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Oh hello, my boyfriends Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are hosting this year. 9 p.m., IFC

Infidelity in Suburbia: Something something affair something basement dungeon. 7 p.m., Lifetime

Speed: It’s really just a perfect action movie when you think about it. 6:30 p.m., IFC


The 89th Annual Academy Awards: Fun fact: I haven’t seen a single film nominated for best picture this year. 7:30 p.m., ABC

The Oscars Red Carpet: Look, the red carpet coverage doesn’t get started in earnest until around 6, but if you need seven hours of people talking about clothes, you do you, boo. 12:30 p.m., E!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Fun fact: This is a movie I have seen. 7 p.m., FX

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