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This weekend on TV: The Tonys will be a really big Broadway show!

Published June 9, 2017 11:00 am
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For those of us who enjoy live theater but can't make the trek to New York City every year, the Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) offer us a glimpse inside Broadway.

This year's show will feature performances by the casts of Tony-nominated shows "Bandstand," "Come From Away," "Dear Evan Hansen," "Falsettos," "Groundhog Day The Musical," "Hello, Dolly!," "Miss Saigon," "Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812" and "War Paint."


There will also be performances by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and the Radio City Rockettes.

Kevin Spacey is hosting, and the list of stars scheduled to appear includes Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close, Stephen Colbert, Brian d'Arcy James, Cynthia Erivo, Tina Fey, Sally Field, Sutton Foster, Josh Gad, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff, Mark Hamill, Taraji P. Henson, Chris Jackson, Allison Janney, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key, Nick Kroll, John Legend, John Lithgow, Bette Midler, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, David Oyelowo, Chaz Palminteri, Sarah Paulson, Ben Platt, Lea Salonga, Tom Sturridge, Tommy Tune and Olivia Wilde.

We'll be seeing the Tonys on a one-hour tape-delay in this time zone, so if you want to be surprised by who wins, stay off social media.

• And on Friday (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), the 2017 NBA Finals could come to an end. Golden State leads Cleveland three games to none in the best-of-seven series.

If the Warriors win, they'll finish the 2017 postseason an unprecedented 16-0.

• Also on Friday, the fifth season of "Orange Is the New Black" starts streaming on Netflix. The 13 episodes all take place over three days during a prison riot.

Friday on TV …

• "The Originals" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his siblings;.

• "Reign" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Mary struggles with childbirth; Elizabeth discovers that someone in her inner circle betrayed her.

• "Stuck In the Middle" (9 p.m., Disney Channel): Harley and Suzy volunteer at a retirement community.

• "Andi Mack" (9:30 p.m., Disney Channel): Andi and Bex struggle to get comfortable in their new apartment; Cyrus thinks Iris has dumped him.

Saturday on TV …

• "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" (7 and 7:30 p.m., OWN); The ladies share a big secret. (Season premiere)

• "20/20: In an Instant" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A young woman escapes from a cult and helps put the leader in jail.

• "My Big Bollywood Wedding" (8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel): Following three different couples as they create the Indian wedding ceremony of their dreams in America.

• "The Son" (10 and 11 p.m., AMC): Eli's plan for the future forces Pete into a life-or-death decision. (Season finale)

• "Doctor Who" (10 p.m., BBC America): The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars to discover that Earth has invaded.

• "Orphan Black" (11 p.m., BBC America): In the fifth (and final) season premiere, Sarah fights for her life; Cosima and Delphine reunite.

Sunday on TV ...

• Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Game 6 — Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators

• "Celebrity Family Feud" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Kelly Clarkson vs. Amy Schumer; Bindi Irwin vs. Chrissy Metz. (Season premiere)

• "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (7 p.m., CNN): Bourdain travels to Oman.

• "Good Witch" (7 p.m., Hallmark): Cassie gives a withdrawn artist a new paintbrush and invites him to stay at Grey House.

• "CLAWS" (7 and 8:05 p.m., TNT): The idea behind "CLAWS" isn't bad. Desna (Niecy Nash) runs a nail salon in Florida, and she and her friends (Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran) have big dreams. But Desna is caught up in a plot by local gangsters, including her boyfriend (Jack Kesy), to launder money, and she can't get out. Apparently, this is supposed to be all about women power, but it's cliched and just plain dull. Too bad.

• "Bob's Burgers" (7:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13):Bob finally realizes his dream of becoming an outdoorsman.

• "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In this new series, entrepreneurs compete to convince the studio audience that their invention deserves to be funded. It's a "Shark Tank" rip-off of sorts (albeit from the same producer), and it's not particularly interesting.

• "American Grit" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): John Cena and a group of mentors lead 17 new competitors through individual and team-related challenges. (Season premiere)

• "United Shades of America" (8 p.m, CNN): W. Kamau Bell travels from New York City to Puerto Rico.

• "The $100,000 Pyramid" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Leslie Jones, LL Cool J, Tom Bergeron and Jennifer Nettles are the celebrity players.

• "Twin Peaks" (9 p.m., Showtime): Don't die.

• "Fear the Walking Dead" (10 p.m., AMC): Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds.

• "Hamilton: Building America" (10 p.m., History): Biography of Alexander Hamilton.

• "I'm Dying Up Here" (10 p.m., Showtime): Goldie taps Bill, Ralph and Edgar for an industry showcase.

• "American Gods" (10 p.m., Starz): Following her brief reunion with Shadow, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life.

• "Silicon Valley" (11 p.m., HBO): Richard ponders a deal with the tech world's latest "it'' boy.

• "Veep" (11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina takes a trip; Dan woos Jonah to get a coveted interview.






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