TV highlights for March 23-24, 2013

March 22, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday night, Josh Duhamel hosts the 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (Nickelodeon at 8), which salutes favorites in television, music, movies and sports categories, with performers including Ke$ha and Pitbull.

The new animated series “Monsters vs. Aliens” (Nickelodeon at 9:30), based on the 2009 movie, debuts as aliens capture the president of the United States.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews Lipow Oil Associates’ Andrew Lipow, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Tommy Beaudreau and Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has Political-Military Affairs’ Andrew Shapiro, Export Administration Regulations’ Kevin Wolf, Defense Technology Security Administration’s Jim Hursh, Military Balance’s James Hackett and International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Doug Barrie; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Anthony Fauci; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), American Values’ Gary Bauer and White House communications director Nicolle Wallace; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has George Washington University’s Amitai Etzioni; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Alliance Defending Freedom’s Austin Nimocks; “The Chris Matthews Show” (NBC at 10) hosts The Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Kathleen Parker, the New York Times’ Helene Cooper and Time’s Michael Crowley; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey.

“Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to New Zealand’s Minister of Education Hekia Parata, National Education Association’s Dennis Van Roekel and Pearson Foundation’s Mark Nieker; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Baltimore Ravens linebacker and same-sex marriage advocate Brendon Ayanmadejo, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Austin Nimocks, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson, the Daily Beast’s David Frum and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Mandiant’s Kevin Mandia and Bloomberg’s Bob Litan.

Sunday night, Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in “Phil Spector” (HBO at 9), an original movie about the client-attorney relationship between music producer Phil Spector (Pacino) and Linda Kenney Baden (Mirren) during his murder trial.

The docu-series “Married to Medicine” (Bravo at 9) follows six successful doctors and their wives in an upscale Atlanta community.

Amanda’s foster brother is staying put in the Hamptons on “Revenge” (ABC at 9), which means it’s the perfect time for Emily to get even.

On “The Good Wife” (CBS at 9), Alicia makes the controversial choice to waive attorney-client privilege when one of her clients is murdered.

— Emily Yahr

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