Week In Sloth: The Nba Finals, The Tony Awards And “The Greatest Event In Television History 2”

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Thursday 6

“2013 NBA Finals” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Game 1 of the NBA finals gets underway. There’s still time to claim your table at the local sports bar.

“In the Flesh” (BBC America 8 p.m.) This three-part zombie drama series finds a “Partially Deceased Syndrome” sufferer returning home to a less-than-warm welcome.

“Graceland” (USA 8 p.m.) Sexy undercover DEA agents share a sexy beach house in sexy Malibu. Oddly enough, USA calls it “gritty.”

“The Greatest Event in Television History 2” (Cartoon Network 1 a.m.) The last “Greatest Event” was a shot-for-shot recreation of the opening credits to “Simon & Simon,” starring Adam Scott and Jon Hamm. This one’s a shot-for-shot recreation of the opening credits to “Hart to Hart,” starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Stupid brilliant.

Friday 7

“Black Dragon” (National Geographic 12 a.m.) This insect-centric documentary follows a cricket-fighting master from China who travels to Taiwan to pit his champion against a diminutive challenger.

Saturday 8

“Sam & Cat” (Nickelodeon 6 p.m.) In this “iCarly”/“Victorious” spinoff, street-smart Sam Puckett (Jeanette McCurdy) moves in with sweet-natured Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), and the two start Sam & Cat’s Super Rockin’ Fun-Time Babysitting Service. Think “Two Broke Girls” but with way less cleavage.

“Sinbad” (Syfy 7 p.m.) Sinbad gets his own TV series. … Relax, we’re not talking about the comedian. We’re talking about the mythical Arabic adventurer.

“Primeval: The New World” (Syfy 8 p.m.) The hit BBC series about dinosaurs in modern day heads to Canada for a spinoff featuring an all-new cast.

Sunday 9

“The 67th Annual Tony Awards” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) Neil Patrick Harris Tonys it up.

Monday 10

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (HBO 7 p.m.) This documentary traces the Russian girl band from punk satirists to convicted criminals.

“Deon Cole’s Black Box” (TBS 8 p.m.) Emmy-nominated comedy writer Deon Cole (“Conan,” “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien”) gets a half-hour platform to riff on pretty much whatever he feels like.

“King & Maxwell” (TNT 8 p.m.) Former Secret Service agents Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) do the “Moonlighting” thing, solving crimes while flirt-fighting one another. Based on the books by David Baldacci.

“The Winner Is …” (KOB-4 9 p.m.) In case you couldn’t get on every other singing competition on television, here’s another one, aspiring warblers.

Tuesday 11

“Twisted” (ABC Family 7 p.m.) Long-haired teenage bad boy Danny Desai (Avan Jogia from “Victorious”) returns to his hometown after five years in juvenile detention hoping to start over. But when a classmate turns up dead, all eyes are on him. What with its cheerleaders, soccer stars and exotic hunks, this mystery soap is aimed squarely at teen viewers.

Wednesday 12

“Spike Guy’s Choice 2013” (Spike 7 p.m.) Ben Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Vince Vaughn and Kevin Hart salute manly man things.
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