Top of the Morning, March 7, 2014
Before the NCAA tournament pairings are announced, get ready for an onslaught of college basketball. Turn to most channels, and you are bound to see a game from some tiny conference you didn't know existed. To T.O.T.M., there is another word for this: heaven.
But if you watch hoops all the time, you're going to start talking like Dick Vitale. We don't want that. So here is your non-basketball weekend viewing guide:
"Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
10:30 p.m., WICD (ABC)
If you didn't get enough of Ellen DeGeneres during the Academy Awards or her pseudo-appearance on the Illinois Quad, Kimmel has you covered. Count on the funnyman to chat Ellen up about her Oscar work and any plans she has to go back for a third time. What else do you have to do this late at night, sleep? Didn't think so.
"Saturday Night Live,"
10:30 p.m., WAND (NBC)
Lena Dunham hosts, and the National is the musical guest. Dunham created and stars in HBO's "Girls." T.O.T.M. is too cheap to pay for premium channels, but he hears good things. Dunham is makng her "SNL" hosting debut. Past experience tells us that first-time hosts often try too hard.
"Resurrection," 8 p.m., WICD (ABC)
In a close call over a rare new episode of "The Good Wife." The endless promos for the show don't give you a great clue about what you are about to watch. But it's got something to do with "seeing dead people." Here's hoping a Bruce Willis cameo is planned for down the road. Any series with Frances Fisher, Omar Epps and Kurtwood Smith is worth your time. At least try it out for a week. The impatient networks don't give new shows much time to lure an audience.