In a week when the NBA Finals and the World Cup will consume many hours, viewers also will get Hillary Clinton, "Duck Dynasty" and a Jane Fonda tribute. How's that for variety?
The NBA Finals: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet in Game 2 at 8 p.m. Sunday (tonight) on ABC. That network will continue to score big ratings with Game 3 at 9 p.m. Tuesday and Game 4 at 9 p.m. Thursday. The pregame show starts a half-hour before play; Jimmy Kimmel offers a comedy special before the pregame each night.
The World Cup in Brazil starts Thursday. Viewers will find this major sport event on ESPN, ABC and Univision.
Hillary Clinton is making headlines as she promotes her new memoir, "Hard Choices." ABC's Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Clinton at 9 p.m. Monday. (The former secretary will be sandwiched between "The Bachelorette" and "Mistresses.") Clinton will then talk with Robin Roberts Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." NBC News says that Clinton is giving an interview to Cynthia McFadden that will air Tuesday. More chats are coming from CBS, CNN and Fox News Channel.
"Major Crimes" starts its third season at 9 p.m. Monday on TNT. This season fans can expect guest appearances by Jon Tenney ("The Closer"), Tom Berenger, Bill Brochtrup ("NYPD Blue") and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
USA will offer season premieres this week: "Royal Pains" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, "Suits" at 9 p.m. Wednesday and "Graceland" at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
"Duck Dynasty" begins its sixth season at 10 p.m. Wednesday on A&E. A visit by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, to give Willie Robertson a commerce award, prompts a discussion about public speaking. Would Uncle Si's tips be worth considering? And will Miss Kay get an outfit that impresses Phil?
"Monumental Mysteries" starts its second season at 9 p.m. Friday on Travel Channel. In the premiere, explorer Don Wildman visits the U.S. Capitol in Washington; Tombstone, Ariz.; and the Manhattan Municipal Building.
Jane Fonda receives the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in a special at 9 p.m. Saturday on TNT. (It repeats at 10:30 p.m. that night.) Michael Douglas hands Fonda, a two-time Oscar-winner, the prize. Fonda receives salutes from Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Mel Brooks and Wanda Sykes, done up as Barbarella. Peter Fonda pays tribute to his sister and recalls their father, Henry Fonda, who also received the AFI prize.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun