Oscars 2015: A guide to Academy Awards programming on TV

ABC's prime-time Oscar coverage begins in earnest Saturday with 'Countdown to the Oscars: An Insider's Guide'

The Oscars take place Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, but there's plenty more programming about the Academy Awards. A guide to what's on TV:


Grantland Oscar Preview Bill Simmons, Chris Connelly and Wesley Morris preview the 2015 Oscars. (N)(11 a.m. KABC)

And the Oscar Goes To... The history of the Academy Awards. (TVPG) (6 and 8 p.m. CNN)

Countdown to the Oscars: An Insider's Guide Highlights of previous Oscar ceremonies include the fashion, flubs and faux pas; the people and preparations behind the event; Lara Spencer hosts. (N) (8 p.m. KABC)

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CBS News Sunday Morning Oscar picks with film critic David Edelstein. (N) (6:30 a.m. KCBS)

Countdown to the Red Carpet Giuliana Rancic, Alicia Quarles, Jason Kennedy, Catt Sadler, Ross Mathews, Maria Menounos, Kelly Osbourne, Brad Goreski, Dave Karger, Orly Shani and Zanna Roberts Rassi. (N) (10:30 a.m. E!)

Countdown to the Oscars Sam Rubin takes a behind-the-scenes look at the movies and actors nominated for this year's Academy Awards. (TVPG) (N) (2 and 4:30 p.m. KTLA and WGN America)

On the Red Carpet at the Oscars A preview of the Academy Awards includes interviews with nominees and presenters. (2 p.m. KABC)

ET at the Oscars Live on Pop! Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier interview celebrities as they arrive. (TVPG) (N) (2 p.m. POP)

Live From the Red Carpet Ryan Seacrest welcomes the stars on the red carpet at the 2015 Academy Awards. With Giuliana Rancic and Dave Karger; Ross Mathews, Kelly Osbourne and Zanna Roberts Rassi. (TVPG) (N) (2:25 p.m. E!)

Live From the Oscars Red carpet interviews and fashion discussion at the Academy Awards. Hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes. (TVPG) (N) (3 p.m. KTLA and WGN America)

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Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet (Part 1 of 3) Guests arrive for the awards ceremony; Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer and Michael Strahan. (TVPG-L) (N) (4 p.m. KABC)

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet (Part 2 of 3)(TVPG-L) (N) (4:30 p.m. KABC)

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet (Part 3 of 3) (TVPG-L) (N) (5 p.m. KABC)

The Oscars 2015 Academy Awards honors achievements in film. Neil Patrick Harris hosts; musical performers include Common, John Legend, Rita Ora, Anna Kendrick, Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island. (TV14-D,L,V) (N) (5:30 p.m. KABC)

On the Red Carpet at the Oscars Interviews with winners; a review of Oscar night fashions; coverage of Hollywood's after-Oscar parties. (8:30 p.m. KABC)

E! After Party Academy Awards wrap-up; coverage of the night's best parties; hosts Ross Mathews, Maria Menounos and Khloe Kardashian; Zanna Roberts Rassi and Dave Karger. (N) (8:30 p.m. E!)

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For the Record


Feb. 21, 6:55 p.m.: An earlier version of this story included a listing for "And the Winner Is...," a "Piers Morgan Live" special. "Piers Morgan Live" is no longer a program on CNN.



Jimmy Kimmel Live After the Oscars A post-Oscar celebration; John Travolta. (TV14) (N)  (10 p.m. KABC)


Fashion Police The 2015 Academy Awards: Hosts Kathy Griffin, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and Brad Goreski analyze celebrity fashion. (9 and 10 p.m. E!)

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