On this installment of “Finding Bigfoot” (8 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet), show researchers think perhaps they’ve uncovered evidence of the creature in the mountains of East Tennessee.
“Bigfoot” researcher Cliff Barackman informed Knoxville, Tenn.-area enthusiast Matt Seeber that the popular series had “great success” in its adventure.
“Bigfoot” crews spent about three weeks in the area. They traveled to several secluded spots and obtained permission to camp in parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where most tourists are not allowed. What kind of success did they have? Did they find a Bigfoot, throw a net over it and drag it back to civilization?
“No,” Seeber, who did not accompany the group, said with a laugh. “I wish it was that successful.”
“Bigfoot” doesn’t allow spoilers.
Some episodes — but not all of them — have no more evidence than freshly fallen trees, heavy debris suddenly found or night-vision images of something in the woods late at night.
Yet the show continues to be a monster hit for Animal Planet. There are many believers.
“Their idea is to not come into an area and capture (a creature),” Seeber said. “They basically just want to show the creature does exist here.”
Other highlights for the week:
“The 85th Annual Academy Awards” (6:30 p.m., KTVX Channel 4). Seth MacFarlane is the host. “Lincoln” leads with 12 nominations, including Best Picture.
“Burning Love” (11 p.m., E!). In this spoof of “The Bachelor,” dashing fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) dates 15 women in hopes of finding his one true love — a woman strong enough to handle his ego.
“Armed & Ready” (8 p.m., Travel Channel). Legless daredevil Kevin Michael Connolly tackles dangerous stunts each week in this reality series.
“The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman” (11 p.m., Comedy Central). For this new series, comic Ben Hoffman uses vignettes and sketches to examine the randomness of his life.
“Saturday Night Live” (10:30 p.m., KUCW). Comic Kevin Hart is host, with musical guests Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.