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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Feb. 26-March 4

Don’t miss: The 89th Academy Awards – Welcome to the big time, Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night goofball takes his first crack at hosting Hollywood’s biggest bash, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if politics is among the prime topics of conversation. (Go easy on those Mean Tweets.) As for the movies, “La La Land” leads the nomination list with a record-tying 14 and is a good bet to dance off with the biggest prize of the night. Scheduled performers include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend. Live from the Red Carpet, 6 p.m., ABC

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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV picks for Feb. 26-March 4

DON'T MISS: The 89th Academy Awards - Welcome to the big time, Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night goofball takes his first crack at hosting Hollywood's biggest bash and we wouldn't be at all surprised if politics is among the prime topics of conversation. (Go easy on those Mean Tweets). As for the movies, "La La Land" leads the nomination list with a record-tying 14 and is a good bet to dance off with the biggest prize of the night. Scheduled performers include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli'i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend. 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday (8:30 ET), ABC.

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Aaron Kaufman revs up his post-'Fast N Loud' future

When the news came out just before Christmas that "Fast N' Loud" mechanic Aaron Kaufman would be bidding farewell to his co-star Richard Rawlings, it was a shock to some fans of Discovery's car-restoration series. After all, the Dallas-based reality TV show has been a huge success since its debut in 2012 and helped turn their Gas Monkey Garage into an internationally known brand and business empire.

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NBC banking on viewers being 'Taken' with new series

The team behind the new NBC drama "Taken" have a very particular set of skills. Skills they have acquired over very long careers. Skills they hope will make "Taken" a nightmare for other networks. They want their show to find viewers and kill in the ratings.

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Preview of 'The Keeper,' episode 5 of Wichita 'Lockup'

One of the inmates profiled in last weekend's episode was Luis Alvarado-Meraz, who is charged with capital murder and is yet awaiting trial. (Courtesy: NBCUniversal/44 Blue Productions)
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Preview of 'The Keeper,' episode 5 of Wichita 'Lockup' 1:57

Preview of 'The Keeper,' episode 5 of Wichita 'Lockup'

Preview of 'Citizen's Arrest,' episode 4 of Wichita 'Lockup' 1:28

Preview of 'Citizen's Arrest,' episode 4 of Wichita 'Lockup'

Lady Gaga flies solo at Super Bowl halftime show 1:16

Lady Gaga flies solo at Super Bowl halftime show

Preview of 'On Broadway,' episode 3 of Wichita 'Lockup' 2:19

Preview of 'On Broadway,' episode 3 of Wichita 'Lockup'

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