Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars (7 p.m., ABC). For the first year, viewers can stream the pre-ceremony red carpet parade via “The Oscars: All Access” (5:30 p.m.) on Facebook Watch.
- Available for streaming on the CBS All Access platform, “The Good Wife” spinoff “The Good Fight” enters its second season.
“Fight” makes a few stabs at topicality with clips of the current president in the title sequence and a minor storyline about efforts to broker the arrangements for the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago. But the real tension arrives after a client for a rival firm murders his attorney for overcharging, sparking a copycat crime and a feeling that all lawyers have a target on their backs.
Most of the intrigue involves the war for status. Diane (Christine Baranski) finds herself with a major rival, as Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) joins the firm. Maia (Rose Leslie) remains in legal limbo, as a federal investigator (the always entertaining Jane Lynch) pursues her very Madoff-like father.
One gets the sense that “The Good Fight” team is trying to find ways to differentiate its streamed content from mere “broadcast” television. The season opener has a microsecond of female nudity. And for reasons entirely unknown, the buttoned-down, pearl-clutching Diane dabbles in hallucinogenic drugs.
The second season of “Fight” will stream 13 episodes, more than the 10 helpings in the first.
- Reelz counterprograms the Oscars ceremony with some ghoulish retrospectives: “Autopsy: The Last Hours of ... Mary Tyler Moore” (7 p.m.) and “Carrie Fisher: The Price of Fame” (8 p.m.).
- “60 Minutes” (6 p.m., CBS) puts the accent on incarceration. Stories include German prisons’ emphasis on rehabilitation; an armed robber turned lawyer; and Malawi’s prison orchestra.
- Quayle’s birthday party does not go well on “Counterpart” (7 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).
- Vin Diesel stars in the 2015 action movie “Furious 7” (7 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
- Aaron and Enid scramble to make alliances on “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m., AMC, TV-MA).
- Greg and Audrey scour for funding on “Here and Now” (8 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).
- Carrie wobbles on “Homeland” (8 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).
- A successful art opening has a downside on the season finale of “Divorce” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).
- Emmett reaches out to his son on “The Chi” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).
- “Secrets of the Lost” (9:04 p.m., Science, TV-PG) challenges long-held assumptions about the construction of Egypt’s Great Pyramid.
Nothing announces your indifference to the Oscars like watching the 2015 cartoon comedy “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (7 p.m., Nickelodeon) instead.
Another petty officer expires on “NCIS” (7 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Marge throws her hat in the ring on “The Simpsons” (7 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) ... Smug ghost hunters meet the real thing on “Ghosted” (7:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG).
A cheating teacher needs help on “Bull” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Peter hires a nanny on “Family Guy” (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) ... Ronnie needs consolation on “LA to Vegas” (8:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) ... Weapons of mass destruction on “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
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