'Biggest Loser' casting call Saturday
Calling all 'Losers'
The NBC reality competition series "The Biggest Loser" comes to Chicago looking for contestants in an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at NBC Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Aspirants must be 18 and legal U.S. citizens, and should bring along a photo, whether entering as an individual or a pair. They're also asked not to line up beforehand.
A Magic rivalry
HBO Sports looks at one of the most intense, but also most sporting rivalries in basketball history in the documentary "Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals," of course examining the back-and-forth competition between Earvin Johnson and Larry Bird. It debuts at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, on the premium-cable channel.
"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee" goes up against the Oscars with the new special "Cheaters Never Win: True or False?" debuting at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, on Nickelodeon. One teenager cogently asks, "We have politicians that have cheated, and look where they are today?"
The 1980 disaster-movie sendup "Airplane!" was one of the first of a new breed of film lampoons, but 30 years later it remains one of the best of the bunch. Robert Hays heads an all-star cast of B-movie actors in the satire, which savages everything from "Airport" to "Saturday Night Fever" and beyond. Its cheap yuks still entertain at 9 p.m. today on Turner Classic Movies.