After a year away, talk show host and theater enthusiast Rosie O'Donnell returns to host Sunday's Tony Awards presentation, beginning at 8 on CBS and preceded by an hour of preliminary awards on PBS.
The festivities will be staged at New York's Radio City Music Hall. O'Donnell, in her third outing as the show's host, will have actor Nathan Lane on hand to help introduce production numbers from the nominated plays and musicals.
The musical revival ''Kiss Me, Kate'' has the lion's share of nominations -- 12 -- among the 21 categories. The nominees for best leading actresses in a play include Rosemary Harris (''Waiting in the Wings'') and her daughter Jennifer Ehle (''The Real Thing'').
Three special Tonys will be presented, and the lifetime achievement honor will go to producer T. Edward Hambleton, founder of the Phoenix Theatre.
The regional theatre award has been won by the Utah Shakespearean Festival of Cedar City, Utah.
And actress Eileen Heckart, a two-time Tony nominee, agent-manager Sylvia Herscher and the series ''Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert'' will receive Tonys for excellence in theater.
A special Tony is also engraved for ''Dame Edna: The Royal Tour,'' now playing in New York.
IT'S YOUR CHANCE
OF A LIFETIME
Monday at 7 on Fox
This five-nights-a-week game show gives contestants a shot at $1 million for answering trivia questions.
Tuesday at 8:30 on NBC
NBC introduces a comedy series this week with the hope that it will be noticed amid the summer's onset of reruns. Katharine Towne plays a runaway teen searching for her mother. That quest brings her to a small northern California town. There she forms a not-always-easy bond with her aunt, a cold and lonely school principal played by Lauren Graham. In a style that's been tried before, often unsuccessfully, Towne's character narrates the story and offers comments to the viewer. Filmmaker Don Roos (''Single White Female,'' ''The Opposite of Sex'') created the series and executive produces with Ann Donahue.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Weekdays at noon on NBC
Fan voting continues this week to decide who is the father of Hope's baby on this venerable soap opera. The candidates are John and Stefano. The polling place is www.nbc.com/days through Friday.
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