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The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching

The best programs on TV this week

CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley
Though he’s had a distinguished career as a reporter, former White House correspondent Scott Pelley will be anchoring a TV broadcast for the first time when he takes over the seat recently vacated by Katie Couric. He also assumes the title of managing editor of the newscast. Monday, June 6, CBS; check local listings for time

Locked Up Abroad
Belying its title, this docuseries about the travails of travelers who land in foreign prisons begins its fifth season by spotlighting mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill, recounting his life since the events portrayed in the 1990 film Goodfellas. Hill was kicked out of witness protection for drug violations and wound up in a California prison within reach of mob vengeance. Wednesday, June 8, at 10 p.m., National Geographic Channel

McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
Confrontational with tennis officials and fans alike, John McEnroe was indeed fiery; Björn Borg, by contrast, was icily calm. This documentary traces the two athletes’ rivalry, which climaxed at the 1980 men’s singles final at Wimbledon, considered by some to be one of the greatest sporting events of all time. The program also traces their later careers: Borg stunned the tennis world by retiring at age 26; McEnroe became a high-profile broadcaster. Saturday, June 11, at 10 p.m., HBO

The 65th Annual Tony Awards
The last time Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards, in 2009, he won an Emmy. Now he returns to emcee the live telecast, which has moved from Radio City Music Hall to the Beacon Theatre. Leading contenders include the satirical The Book of Mormon, with a near record-breaking 14 nominations, and the Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, which has 12, even though it closed in December. Sunday, June 12, at 8 p.m., CBS

Flea Man
This new, six-part series follows Jimmy Kaplow, a “flea-market guru,” as he counsels people on how to get the most for their possessions. His first clients include a collector of vintage costume jewelry and a family raising money for their daughter’s medical-school expenses. A similar sign-of-the-times show follows at 10 p.m.: Turnaround King, featuring author Grant Cardone offering prescriptions for ailing businesses. Sunday, June 12, at 8 p.m., National Geographic Channel

Other highlights

White Collar
A new season begins for this comedy-drama about the unlikely teaming of an FBI agent and a con man. Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer star. Tuesday, June 7, at 9 p.m., USA

Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
“Is there life after death?” As this science series starts its second season, actor Freeman moderates a debate between scientists and spiritualists. Wednesday, June 8, at 10 p.m., Science

The Protector
Ally Walker stars in this new drama as an LAPD homicide detective juggling her job with the demands of raising two boys. Sunday, June 12, at 10 p.m., Lifetime

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