What's On Tonight: The Oscars, Iron Chef America, United States Of Tara
- FOX has the Sprint: Auto Club 500 NASCAR race all night.
- At 7, ABC has The Barbara Walters Special, followed by The Oscars Red Carpet and The 81st Annual Academy Awards. After the awards (and/or local news), there's a special Jimmy Kimmel Live with Mel Gibson.
- CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then a new Amazing Race.
- NBC has a new, two-hour Dateline at 7.
- At 8, Discovery has three new episodes of Rampage!
- VH-1 has a new Confessions of a Teen Idol at 8.
- At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Classic.
- Food Network has a new Iron Chef America at 9.
- MTV has a new Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory at 9, followed by new episodes of The CollegeHumor Show, Nitro Circus, and How's Your News?
- HBO has a new Big Love at 9, then new episodes of Flight of the Conchords and Eastbound & Down.
- Showtime has a new episode of The L Word at 9, followed by new episodes of United States of Tara and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
- Also at 9: Sundance has a new Shameless.
- At 11:30, E! has 2009 Academy Awards After Party.
- At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.
Check your local TV listings for more.