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Kids’ Choice Awards turns 25

March 31, 2012

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Will Smith hosts the 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards (8 p.m., Nickelodeon). Over the years, Smith has also been the recipient of 10 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Look for celebrities and random bystanders to get covered in the show’s trademark green slime. And expect plenty of promotions for this summer’s big movies, including Smith’s “Men in Black III.” There’s no word if Frank the Pug — the real star of the franchise — will show up in “III” or at the awards show. If he does, I’d like to see him attack Alvin and the Chipmunks, the stars of the most annoying kids’ movie franchise of all time.

Award categories include Favorite Buttkicker. Talents vying for that title include Jessica Alba, Kelly Kelly, Taylor Lautner and the venerable Tom Cruise.

• A UFO crashes into Puget Sound, sparking a “Seattle Superstorm” (9 p.m., Syfy). Esai Morales (“Caprica”) and Ona Grauer (“The Collector”) star in this 2012 shocker.

Tonight’s other highlights

• The 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament semifinals are Louisville vs. Kentucky (5 p.m., CBS) and Kansas vs. Ohio State (7:30 p.m., CBS), live from New Orleans.

• Six teams compete on the reality contest “Escape Routes” (7 p.m., NBC).

• A daily commute offers women a chance to bond in the 2003 documentary “Ferry Tales” (9 p.m., Documentary).

• While Fox hasn’t exactly said “adios” to “Q’Viva! The Chosen” (10 p.m.), it has exiled the talent show from prime time.

Cult choice

A random encounter leads to lust and temptation in the acclaimed 1927 silent drama “Sunrise” (8 p.m., TCM), directed by F.W. Murnau. Ranked among the 100 most significant films by the American Film Institute, “Sunrise” was honored at the very first Academy Awards. Janet Gaynor stars.

Saturday series

Making the pitch on “Shark Tank” (7 p.m., ABC) ... On two episodes of “COPS” (Fox): agents of the law (7 p.m.), luckless pedestrians (7:30 p.m.) ... Mitch advises Sarah to come clean on “The Firm” (8 p.m., NBC) ... House hunting on “Bones” (8 p.m., Fox) ... The afflicted on “20/20” (8 p.m., ABC) ... Andre Braugher guest-stars on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9 p.m., NBC).

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