What to Watch This Weekend: Hamilton goes to The Tonys
Plus: 'O.J.: Made in America' is some of the year's best TV
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PICK OF THE WEEKEND
The 70th Annual Tony Awards
CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m.
Do I even have to tell you why to watch this? Yes? Oh, okay: Hamilton, dummy! The musical no one can get a ticket to will be beamed into your living room for free. Also, it will win a boatload of awards. Also, James Corden is hosting. In short: Watch this!
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Netflix, Friday, streaming
Nostalgic fanboys and girls, assemble! The fondly remembered ’80s cartoon gets a reboot, led by the voice of The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun.
O.J.: Made in America
ABC, Saturday, 9 p.m.
This is, bar none, one of the best pieces of television you’ll see all year. Clocking in at 8 hours (over the course of several nights on ABC and ESPN), this 30 for 30 documentary examines not just everything about O.J. Simpson’s life and trial, but also Los Angeles, civil rights, the police, race, fame — you name it. It manages to be a compelling, even thrilling tale about one man’s rise and fall — while also widening its lens to be bigger than one person.
Still the King
CMT, Sunday, 9 p.m.
What has been Billy Ray Cyrus been up to lately, other than being Miley’s dad? Glad you asked: The former country star has a new scripted comedy wherein he plays, well, a former country star who now lives life as an Elvis impersonator. Curious? Learn all about it with our lengthy interview with Cyrus himself.