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TV picks for the week ahead

Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars for a second time. The show airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
Ellen DeGeneres returns to host the Oscars for a second time. The show airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. ABC

It’ll be long and mostly boring and we’ll all complain about it later, but many of us still wouldn’t miss it for the world. Of course, I’m talking about the 86th annual Academy Awards broadcast Sunday night at 8:30 on ABC (Red Carpet shows start earlier – 5 p.m. on ABC and 5:30 p.m. on E!). Ellen DeGeneres hosts the event, which boasts U2, Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel, Karen O and Bette Midler as scheduled performers. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” lead the nominations with 10 each, followed by “12 Years a Slave” with nine.

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