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Roe: Tony Awards and Miss USA lead a back-patting television week

Dale Roe
Robert DeNiro honors his pop in the HBO documentary, “Remembering the Artist Robert DeNiro Sr.”

The Tonys duke it out with Miss USA on Sunday, while Jane Fonda and Sinbad go head to head on Saturday (if that were a cage match, the ratings would rule). Here’s what caught my eye on television this week:

Sunday: “68th Annual Tony Awards,” 7 p.m., CBS: Song and dance man-slash-wolverine Hugh Jackman hosts the annual tribute to Broadway’s best.

“The 2014 Miss USA Competition,” 7 p.m., NBC: Fifty-one women are judged by how they look in swimsuits and evening-wear. They also have to answer a question. Wait — what year is this? Am I “Quantum Leap”-ing?

“Veep,” 9:30 p.m., HBO: The third-season closer barrels toward the New Hampshire primary.

Monday: “The Kelly File,” 8 p.m., Fox News Channel: They’re talking about a nail file, right?

“Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro Sr.,” 8 p.m., HBO: The artist’s son, actor Robert DeNiro, paints a portrait of the life of his father, a contemporary of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, in 1940s New York City.

“Major Crimes,” 8 p.m., TNT: Season 3 begins.

“Murder in the First,” 9 p.m., TNT: Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson star in this new crime drama that follows a single investigation per season.

Tuesday: “Pretty Little Liars,” 7 p.m., ABC Family: Season 5 begins.

“Chasing Life,” 8 p.m., ABC Family: An aspiring reporter is diagnosed with cancer in this new dramatic series. As if being a reporter wasn’t bad enough.

“Royal Pains,” 8 p.m., USA: Season 6 premieres.

Wednesday: “The 100,” 8 p.m., CW: The freshman season winds down.

“Suits,” 8 p.m., USA: Season 4 premieres.

“Restaurant: Impossible,” 9 p.m., Food: This description will self-destruct in 5 seconds.

“Graceland,” 9 p.m., USA: Season 2 begins.

Thursday: “Instant Mom,” 7 p.m., Nickelodeon: Just add everything.

“OJ: Trial of the Century,” 8 p.m., Investigation Discovery: Sequester yourself on the couch for this 25-years-later look back.

Friday: “Monumental Mysteries,” 8 p.m., Travel: In tonight’s second-season premiere, host Don Wildman tours the interior of an elephant-shaped building. And I really hope the exit is through the trunk.

“Suburban Secrets,” 8 p.m., Investigation Discovery: The ‘burbs can be dark, even in full daylight.

Saturday: “Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla,” 8 p.m., Comedy Central: Me too, but probably not for the same reason.

“A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America,” 8 p.m., Smithsonian: Interested in how America’s national anthem was born? I figured Francis Scott Key just started with “things I never want to hear Roseanne sing” and worked backwards.

“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda,” 8 p.m., TNT: I guess the American Film Institute is fond ’a her.

“In the Flesh,” 9 p.m., BBC America: Season 2 concludes.

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