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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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FILE - This Sept. 7, 2013 file photo shows Hugh Jackman at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Producers of the Tony Awards said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, that Jackman will host the next awards on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
This weekend on TV: Wolverine returns to host the Tonys

The 68th Annual Tony Awards (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is, of course, an awards show. But it's also a chance for those of us who can't get to New York to see a bit of Broadway's best.

Hugh Jackman returns as the host of this event, which is tape-delayed in this time zone.

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Friday on TV ...

Brian Williams D-Day Special (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Williams talks to WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Continuum (8 p.m., Syfy): Alec crosses the Rubicon to protect his legacy.

Crossbones (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Blackbeard's master plan faces obstacles when a popular pirate captain arrives.

Deadliest Catch (9 p.m., Discovery): One of the captains tries to check into rehab.

Saturday on TV ...

Tennis (7 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): French Open - women's final

Primary Children's Medical Center Telethon (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 6-9 p.m., Ch. 5): The annual fundraiser.

Horse racing (2:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): It's the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, and if California Chrome wins he'll be the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years. Post time is approximately 4:50 p.m.

Soccer (3:30 p.m., ESPN): International friendly - USA vs. Nigeria in a tune-up for the World Cup.

Stanley Cup Finals (5 p.m., Ch. 30): Game 2 - New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings

PCL baseball (7 p.m., Ch. 14): Sacramento Rivercats at Salt Lake Bees

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A new player in the clone conspiracy turns up.

Power (7, 8:05 and 9:10 p.m., Starz): Debut of this series about a drug lord trying to go straight and caught up in all sorts of drama. And, this being Starz, it's loaded with nudity, sex and violence.

MLS (8 p.m., Ch. 30): Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake

Sunday on TV ...

Tennis (7 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): French Open - men's final

NBA Finals (6 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Game 2 - Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs

Enlisted (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The impending visit of a general has everyone panicking.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (6 and 9 p.m., Hallmark): A man receives crushing news through the mail.

Miss USA Competition (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The 63rd annual event/cultural anachronism. (Tape delayed)

Turn (7 and 9 p.m., AMC): Mary struggles to accept that Abe is a spy. (Season finale)

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): Jane defends a guy on death row - a guy who is the reincarnated version of Grayson.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The documentary series concludes.

Halt and Catch Fire (8 and 10 p.m., AMC): After the IBM team leaves, Joe and hs team get to work.

Devious Maids (8 and 9 p.m., Lifetime): Nicholas asks Marisol a surprising question; Opal turns to Ethan for help.

Food Network Star (10 p.m., Food Network): Alton Brown asks the finalists to teach him a recipe.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): Mance Rayder's army attacks Castle Black and the Night's Watch is in big trouble.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Jackie plots to get around a drug test.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): Meri's revelation could ruin her relationship with another sister wife in the Season 5 premiere.

Californication (10:30 p.m., Showtime): A nun helps Hank put things in perspective.

Veep (11 and 11:30 p.m., HBO): Selina trails in the polls; and in the season finale, the New Hampshire primary is just around the corner.

Penny Dreadful (11 p.m., Showtime): Vanessa recalls the events that led to Mina's disappearance.



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