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Around the remote: Tony Awards honor theater’s shows, stars

Sara Bareilles in “Waitress” on Broadway, where she played Jenna for brief stretches this year and last. (Jeremy Daniel / Jeremy Daniel)
Sara Bareilles in “Waitress” on Broadway, where she played Jenna for brief stretches this year and last. (Jeremy Daniel / Jeremy Daniel)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “The 72nd Annual Tony Awards” – Stars from stage and screen convene for the annual gala, which this year features several productions inspired by familiar titles. The list includes “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Frozen” and “Mean Girls,” which were adapted for the stage, along with “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” an original play. Leading the pack of nominees are “SpongeBob” and “Mean Girls,” with 12 nods apiece. Our hosts for the evening are Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS).

Other bets

SUNDAY: “Celebrity Family Feud” kicks off a new season with a juicy showdown that pits members of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s family against her famous clan. Survey says this could be “epic.” (8 p.m., ABC).

SUNDAY: The oh so fierce manicurists of “Claws” are back for a wild second season. As we begin, Desna (Niecy Nash) and the girls struggle to keep their hope alive while working under the thumb of the Russian mobsters who have taken control of their salon. (9 p.m., TNT).

MONDAY: Mouse ears are optional while watching “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.” It’s a six-episode series that goes behind the scenes as couples plan magical celebrations at Disney theme parks. (8 p.m., Freeform).

TUESDAY: As Season 2 of “The Bold Type” begins, Jane is excited to publish her first big piece for Incite, especially since she’s writing about a female CEO she admires – and she knows Jacqueline will be reading it. (8 p.m., Freeform).

TUESDAY: The new documentary series “The Last Defense” explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through in-depth examinations of two death-row cases. Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, are executive producers. (10 p.m., ABC).

WEDNESDAY: Someone decided that Gordon Ramsay deserves yet another TV show. In “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,” the fiery chef works around the clock to breathe new life into failing restaurants. Get those Yelp reviews ready. (9 p.m., Fox).

THURSDAY: As Season 2 of “Marlon” begins, Marlon convinces Ashley to let Zack model for a kids’ athletic line after he is approached in a mall. Unfortunately, things quickly go awry. (9 p.m., NBC).

FRIDAY: Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thornton returns as beleaguered defense attorney Billy McBride in Season 2 of “Goliath.” His focus this time is a case involving a friend’s 16-year-old son, who has been arrested for a double homicide. The investigation leads to an even deadlier conspiracy. (Amazon Prime).

FRIDAY: In Season 4 of “12 Monkeys,” James Cole and Dr. Cassandra Railly set out on an epic quest, traveling further back in time than ever before. According to legend, their only hope lies with a weapon capable of stopping the Witness for good. (8 p.m., Syfy).

SATURDAY: Mushy movie alert: In “Love at First Dance,” a woman is hired to teach Manhattan’s former “Most Eligible Bachelor” how to dance for his wedding and, yes – you guessed it – certain feelings begin to develop between student and instructor. (9 p.m., Hallmark).

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