We may be living in the post-football era, but between Jeremy Lin, hockey and the Daytona 500 there’s plenty for sports fans to chew on this weekend. Of course that’s not all there is and there will likely be even more drama at the Academy Awards. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.
We’ve completely lost count of the alternate universes and timelines at play in Fox’s show at this point, but for sci-fi on network TV there aren’t a lot of other options. The winter finale is this week and we’re pretty sure Walter will say something funny, Pacey/Peter will figure something out at the last second and odds are 50/50 one of the Olivias will shoot someone.
(February 24th, Fox, 9PM)
NBA All-Star Weekend / Linsanity
The Jeremy Lin movement enters its third week and shows little sign of slowing down. Sure the New york Knicks point guard finally lost a game, but he put up some monster stats against the defending NBA champs over the weekend, and has already seen his name penciled in to Friday night’s Rising Stars game as a result. It’s a toss up over which game is more anticipated, that one or the main ASG Sunday — or is it the Lin vs. LeBron showdown Thursday night?
(All Weekend, TNT)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards take place Sunday night and we’re figuring this will takes its place on the list of Twitter/TV events, so either work on your @Tront style jokes or just plan to do something else for a few hours. We’ll be watching to see who walks away with the Best Picture statue.
(February 26th, ABC, 8:30PM)