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Around the remote: Big secret raises the stakes on second season of ‘Lies’

From left, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in the second season of “Big Little Lies.” (Jennifer Clasen / HBO)
From left, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in the second season of “Big Little Lies.” (Jennifer Clasen / HBO)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Big Little Lies” – Meryl Streep joins what was already a star-laden cast as the moody drama series returns for a seven-episode second season. The action resumes a few months after Perry Wright took his fatal plunge at a school fundraising event. On the surface, in the seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. But fractures are starting to develop among the so-called Monterey Five – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Jane (Shailene Woodley), Renata (Laura Dern) and Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) – who continue to carry around their dark secret. (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO)

Other bets

SUNDAY: James Corden is our host for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, celebrating the very best of Broadway. The musical “Hadestown” tops the list of nominations with 14, followed by “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations,” with 12. (8 p.m., CBS)

SUNDAY: As “Claws” returns for its third season, the women quickly learn that the stakes couldn’t be higher in the casino world. Also, Desna takes a gamble as she joins forces with a sinister couple (guest stars Michael Horse and Rebecca Creskoff) in a business partnership. (9 p.m., TNT)

MONDAY: Put your thinking caps on. John Cena hosts a new and reimagined version of the family game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” He’s joined by a rotating cast of brainy kids from all over the country. (7 p.m., Nickelodeon)

TUESDAY: When “Pose” begins its second season, we jump ahead to 1990 and New York’s ball scene is being exposed to the mainstream. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the community and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch. (10 p.m., FX)

WEDNESDAY: The parade of game shows continues as Joel McHale hosts a new version of “Card Sharks,” a series that debuted back in 1978. Players face off in a head-to-head elimination race in which the winner claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a huge payday. (9 p.m., ABC)

WEDNESDAY: Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” launches its fourth season, and that means more drama for the Bordelon family. When Nova publishes a memoir that exposes long-held family secrets, her siblings aren’t pleased. (9 p.m., OWN)

THURSDAY: “Siren,” the mermaid fantasy drama, returns with fresh episodes. Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig. Meanwhile, the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home. (8 p.m., Freeform)

THURSDAY: As the wildly offbeat comedy “Baskets” returns, big changes are underway. After 49 years, Chip decides it’s time to move out of his mom’s place, but even with the help of a life coach, leaving the nest is hard. (10 p.m., FX)

FRIDAY: The final season of “Jessica Jones” drops today. When Jessica crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. Easier said than done. (Netflix)

FRIDAY: The new drama series “Jett” follows professional thief Daisy (aka “Jett”) Kowalski (Carla Gugino). Soon after leaving prison, she is pulled back into a series of assignments from ruthless criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends. (10 p.m., Cinemax)

SATURDAY: “The Hate U Give,” a powerful, well-acted film, makes its TV debut. It follows a black teen (Amandla Stenberg) from a poor neighborhood who attends a white private school. Her life is upended when her childhood friend is shot by a police officer. (8 p.m., HBO)

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