TV fans have plenty to look forward to in the week leading up to Sunday’s Oscar celebration. First up is a nice selection of reality premieres, with new seasons of ‘Bethenny Ever After’ and ‘Basketball Wives’ starting up on Monday, followed by the season premiere of ‘Ghost Hunters International’ on Wednesday.
Also on the menu for Wednesday night is a special episode of ‘Suburgatory’ featuring ‘Jersey Shore’s The Situation, followed by a crossover episode of ‘Bones’ & ‘Finder’ on Thursday night.
The week is also full of season finales, with ‘Royal Pains’ wrapping up on Wednesday followed by a ‘Fringe’ finale on Friday.
Friday marks the beginning of NBA All-Star Weekend, which features a number of events each day leading up to the All-Star Game on Sunday. After the game, be sure to tune in to the 84th Annual Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Billy Crystal (his 9th time hosting) and should prove to be a night to remember.
Check out our full “What to Watch” list below to see what else is on TV this week:
Basketball Wives (8pm EST on VH1)
Bethenny Ever After (9pm EST on Bravo)
Castle (10pm EST on ABC)
Cougar Town (8:30pm EST on ABC)
Ringer (9pm EST on The CW)
Parenthood (10pm EST on NBC)
It Gets Better (11pm EST on MTV)
Suburgatory (8:30pm EST on ABC)
Ghost Hunters International (9pm EST on Syfy)
Royal Pains (10pm EST on USA)
The Big Bang Theory (8pm EST on CBS)
The Finder (9pm EST on Fox)
Archer (10pm EST on Fox)
Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (7pm EST on TNT)
Who Do You Think You Are? (8pm EST on NBC)
Fringe (9pm EST on Fox)
Spartacus: Vengeance (10pm EST on Starz)
Being Human (9pm EST on BBC America)
Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest (10pm EST on TNT)
2012 NBA All-Star Game (7pm EST on TNT)
84th Annual Academy Awards (8:30pm EST on ABC)
If you don’t catch the shows when they air on TV, most networks let you watch episodes free online the next day. Check the channel guide on for availability.