Your weekend viewing guide from Bob Asmussen.
Are the Olympics finally over? Seems like it lasted forever. The guess here is Bob Costas won't be seen in public again for about two years. That's when the Summer Games will be held in Rio. With the networks no longer afraid to run shows against the NBC juggermaut, first-run episodes are everywhere. And that's a good thing. Here's your weekend viewing guide:
9 p.m., WAND (NBC)
The show returns for a second season after receiving solid reviews during the first 13-episode run. It stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, who hunts serial killers. Is there a special school for that career path? Mads Mikkelsen plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Don't go to lunch with him. Laurence Fishburne adds some class as a special agent. He makes every film/show better.
Prep girls' basketball Class 2A title game
8:30 p.m., WCIX
The hunch is the final will include kids from the neighborhood. St. Thomas More lost in last year's title game. but is having one of the best seasons ever for an area school. A chance to see superstar recruit Tori McCoy is reason enough to watch. Plus, it is a great bet that the Sabers will bring home the big trophy.
The Academy Awards
7:30 p.m., WICD (ABC)
If you have no life (like me), you can watch the red-carpet show. It will be full of gushing announcers talking about clothes and saying fakey lines about how nice the stars really are. A better plan is to DVR the entire awards show and fast forward to the good categories. Do you really care about the best makeup and costume design? T.O.T.M. won't try to predict the winner for best picture. OK, twist my arm: "Gravity." Based on my track record that's bad news for George Clooney and pals.