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These novice Tony hosts have some large theatrical shoes to fill

Tony Award nominees Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards
Photo: Cliff Lipson (CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, June 10. All times are Eastern. 

Top pick

72nd Annual Tony Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.): More than 13 million people went to Broadway shows last year; how many of those people do you think will be watching the Tonys this year? Tonight’s presentation features first-time hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, with presenters like Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer, Claire Danes, Tatiana Maslany, Leslie Odom Jr., Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells. Musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants are up for the most awards, and given the hosts, more musical moments on stage are a given. We wish them good luck and all, but Neil Patrick Harris kind of set the Tony opening number high bar up into the stratosphere in 2013. No pressure. Caroline Siede is much nicer than we are and is going in with no expectations.

Regular coverage

Ghosted (Fox, 8:30 p.m.): Return from hiatus
Pose (FX, 9 p.m.)
Westworld (HBO, 9 p.m.)
Billions (Showtime, 9 p.m.): 3rd season finale 


Wild card

Claws (TNT, 9 p.m.): The ferocious ladies of Claws are delving even further to their lives of crime judging from the season two trailer, in which Desna (Niecy Nash) straight-up proclaims, “We are criminals… and we are good at it.” Looks like the West Florida nail salon is set to take on the considerable firepower of the Russian gangsters, even though Franka Potente’s Ziata greets Desna with a hug. We can’t wait to see how this all plays out this summer in the show that Danette Chavez describes as “ the summer sleeper hit with one of TV’s best ensembles.”

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Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.