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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday

85th Academy Awards Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Channel 5

Will we have amour for Seth MacFarlane (above)? Will he go by the Oscars playbook that Billy Crystal practically wrote, or will he be unchained and become the new master? I’m hoping he’ll be brave and do the impossible by taking a flight to some new comic turf. That would be wild and less miserable. If he sticks with the usual Hollywood reverence, three hours will feel like thirty.

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