Weekend TV: 'Parks and Recreation' offers hourlong special episode
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2/21/13 at 5:36 AM
If you're taking a break from the Bassmaster Classic this weekend, you will need to watch out for "Sharks," international spies and those pretty gold men known as Oscar.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) have just two hours to complete a years-long project on Thursday's one-hour episode of "Parks and Recreation." Also, Ron's (Nick Offerman) temper gets him into trouble, Leslie's speech for a charity is stolen, Ben starts his new job working at the Sweetums Charity Foundation, and Ann (Rashida Jones) works up the courage to ask someone an important question. The situation comedy airs at 7:30 p.m. on NBC, channel 2, cable 9.
Three brothers from Boise try to get the "Sharks" to invest in their family business - one-of-a-kind eye wear made from sustainable wood - and a man from Madison, Miss., wants them to invest in his camouflage clothing line for duck hunters. Sorority sisters from Dallas have a premium denim line, and two Georgia women want the Sharks to invest in high-end bedding for little girls. It all happens on "Shark Tank" airing at 8 p.m. Friday on ABC, channel 8.
If you were out celebrating on Valentine's Day, you missed the premiere of ABC's new adventure-thriller series "Zero Hour" at 7 p.m. Thursday. Don't worry, no one else apparently saw it either. But you have another chance at 7 p.m. Thursday on channel 8.
In the episode, Hank's search for his kidnapped wife leads him and "Beck" into a near-death confrontation with international terrorist White Vincent. And, with more questions than answers, he and Beck set course for India where Hank is confronted with a bombshell discovery. Also, Rachel and Arron chase another path that reveals the final journey of the mysterious Rose Commandant.
Late schedule change
FYI: CBS has canceled "The Job" at 7 p.m. Fridays and is replacing it with "Undercover Boss." No word yet on which "Boss" episode will air.
The glam, the glitter, the red carpet and the shiny gold men are front and center on Sunday's "85th Annual Academy Awards" airing at 7:30 p.m. on ABC, channel 8 - preceded, of course, by red carpet shows on ABC and E!. This annual event, featuring all the stars, honors achievements in film.
"Masterpiece Contemporary" offers an alternative on Sunday with the premiere of "Page Eight" at 8 p.m. on PBS, channel 11.
In it, an aging spy stumbles onto an international scandal that could destroy first his career and then the British government. The to-die-for cast includes Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz in an adaptation of Sir David Hare's original spy thriller.
Anthony Edwards stars in the thriller series "Zero Hour," airing at 7 p.m. Thursdays on ABC, channel 8. NICOLE RIVELLI / ABC