PICK OF THE WEEK
Tuesday, June 3
10-11 p.m. (PBS)
TV highlights for the week of June 1-7. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available.
SUNDAY - 6/1
SportsShow (CBS, 5-6 p.m.): It's the battle of the speed demons as Olympic medalists Michael Johnson and Donovan Bailey race for the title of the World's Fastest Man at Toronto's Skydome.
Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Public television and CBS team up to bring coverage of theater's highest honors. First, PBS offers a live presentation of 10 mainly technical awards from Radio City Music Hall in New York. Also included are interviews with nominees. Part 2 of the big night, Tony Awards (CBS, 9-11 p.m.), is hosted by Broadway-lover Rosie O'Donnell and features numbers from nominated musicals "Chicago" and "Titanic." (TV-PG)
Sea Tales (A&E, 8-10 p.m.): This four-part series sets sail with a look at the ill-fated "Grocery Run," as Britain's Navy brass referred to the Bounty, commissioned to bring breadfruit from Tahiti. Missing cheese, mandatory calisthenics, and coconuts all sparked the infamous mutiny. Fans of nautical lore will enjoy the show, but it may leave landlubbers high and dry. (TV-G)
MONDAY - 6/2
The Odd Couple on Ice! (Nickelodeon, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.): In as unlikely a pairing as Felix and Oscar, classic moments from the TV series are acted out on ice during this week-long marathon. Tony Randall (Felix) and Jack Klugman (Oscar) host 40 of their favorite episodes.
1997 World Music Awards (ABC, 9-11 p.m.): One of the acts in this show taped in April in Monte Carlo is Los Del Rio, who found success with a little ditty called "Macarena." (TV-PG)
TUESDAY - 6/3
P.O.V. (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): "Nobody's Business" is filmmaker Alan Berliner's attempt to make sense of his father, Oscar, a man living his last years almost entirely alone. Oscar, a less-than-enthusiastic subject, finds his son's efforts to explore a life he says "means nothing" a "waste of time." But scratch a curmudgeon and you get a loving father and grandfather, World War II veteran, and successful businessman.
WEDNESDAY - 6/4
Anyplace Wild (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Outdoor enthusiasts should mark their calendars for this new wilderness adventure series. Usually only 30 minutes long, the one-hour premire is a rugged canoeing expedition on the US-Canada border.
Party of Five (Fox, 8-10 p.m.): Bailey's (Scott Wolf) alcoholism is the focus of this strong two-parter, which got the series its highest ratings ever when it aired in February. (TV-PG)
THURSDAY - 6/5
Faces of Addiction (HBO, 8-9 p.m.): Part 1 of this three-part program provides firsthand accounts of the havoc that addictions can wreak, marred by periodic multiple-choice quizzes that annoy more than they educate. Linda Ellerbee hosts. (TV-14)
FRIDAY - 6/6
Life ... and Stuff (CBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): Pam Dawber ("Mork & Mindy") is paired with comedian Rick Reynolds, whose act the sitcom is based on. The premise - a couple with kids trying to sort out life in the '90s - is not exactly original, and Reynolds's character is distractingly whiny. (TV-PG)
NBA Finals (NBC, 9-11:30 p.m.): The best-of-seven series continues as the Eastern and Western Conference winners battle it out.
SATURDAY - 6/7
French Open (NBC, 3-6 p.m.): Women take the spotlight in their prerecorded final from Paris.
The Civil War (PBS, check local listings): Ken Burns's documentary gives a definitive look at the war between the states. The 11-hour saga continues next week.
On Tour (PBS, broadcast day and time vary): PBS goes MTV for the summer as it debuts a 26-part series of performances by pop artists. The first episode features footage of Sting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
TV-Y All Children
TV-Y7 Directed to Older Children
TV-G General Audience
TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested
TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned
TV-M Mature Audience Only