TV WORTH WATCHING:

THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

ABC, 8:30 p.m. ET; 2/24/2013


Seth MacFarlane (ask your kids) hosts this year’s Oscars (ask your parents) – and that self-aware ABC promo suggests that the creator of Family Guy, as a first-time Academy Awards host, may indeed present the right tone to click with this very large (in TV terms), yet very thin-skinned (in terms of the black-tie attendees), audience. And no matter how long this show runs, if Argo wins and snubbed director Ben Affleck gets the last word, expect him to be given the time to say what he wants.

-David Bianculli