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What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Claws’ and the 71st Annual Tony Awards


Kevin Spacey, who will host the Tonys.

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Kevin Spacey hosts the 71st Annual Tony Awards. Niecy Nash stars as a nail salon owner moving uptown in “Claws.” And Lorde closes out Bonnaroo.

What’s on TV

THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS 8 p.m. on CBS. Kevin Spacey — a Tony winner himself for “Lost in Yonkers,” back in 1991 — hosts this ceremony, honoring excellence on Broadway, for the first time. And while this year’s show doesn’t have “Hamilton,” it does have performances by nominated shows including “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Groundhog Day,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” and “War Paint,” and an appearance, for good measure, by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001) 8 p.m. on Flix. Bring on the brats: Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Luke Wilson tap into their petulant sides to play grown-up prodigies — a financial whiz, an award-winning playwright and a tennis champion — whose estranged father wants to weasel his way back into the fold. This Wes Anderson comedy is set in a fantasy New York with a fantastic ensemble, including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray. The movie is “at once endearing and unbearably show-offy” and “finally elicits an exasperated admiration,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times.

FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER 2018 QUALIFYING 8:30 p.m. on Univision and FS1. The United States faces off against Mexico at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.


Carrie Preston, left, and Niecy Nash in “Claws.”

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CLAWS 9 p.m. on TNT. Niecy Nash lands her first leading role as Desna, a Central Florida nail salon owner saving her cash to go upscale by laundering money for the Dixie Mafia while holding onto her makeshift family — her emotionally challenged brother (Harold Perrineau) and fellow manicurists (Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran) — for dear life. Rashida Jones is among this new series’s executive producers. “And I’m pulling these air quotes from heaven when I say that they’re all of ‘a certain age’ and still viable and vibrant and sexy and full and complicated,” Ms. Nash said, referring to the characters, in a New York Times interview. “It’s good in that way.”

What’s Streaming


Lorde, who will close out Bonnaroo.

Brendan Walter

2017 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 5 p.m. on Red Bull TV. The festival ends its run with Royal Blood, White Reaper, Flatbush Zombies, Flume, Marshmello and — the evening’s main event, at 8:45 — Lorde.

QUEEN OF EARTH (2015) on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix. A woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown — her beloved father, a famous painter, has recently died, and her lover is leaving her for another woman — spends a week with her best friend at a secluded lake house and discovers that they aren’t as close as they used to be. Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston star in this art house thriller from Alex Ross Perry. “Ms. Waterston, a Modigliani in motion and often in black, easily holds your attention,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The Times, “but it is Ms. Moss, with her intimate expressivity, who annihilates you from first tear to last crushing laugh.”

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