It's time for a Broadway bow with the Tony Awards on CBS, and MTV salutes the movies. Lisa Kudrow tries "The Comeback" on HBO, and ABC sends "The Scholar" to class. On CBS, wannabe fashion designers try to make "The Cut," and slackers, rejoice: "Fire Me . . . Please" is for you. Spike follows NBA rookies, while a Disney movie hits the ice rink. Nick says "School's Out" with a musical. Discovery seeks the "Greatest American." And on TNT, Steven Spielberg spins a sprawling saga of the West.

Tony awards

Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS

Hugh Jackman returns as host for the 59th annual salute to Broadway's best, airing live from New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Nominees include the play and entire cast of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" -- Kathleen Turner, Bill Irwin, David Harbour and Mireille Enos.


Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC

The dream of a lifetime is about to become reality for one of America's brightest high-school students -- including one from Pennsylvania -- in an original, unscripted six-episode series that will send the winner to a top-rated university, all expenses paid.

The debut features 10 high-school seniors for whom the cost of college, up to $250,000, is out of reach.

Rob Nelson hosts.


Tuesday at 9 p.m. on CBS

Hosted by David Holmes, this four-week hidden-camera show follows contestants who begin new jobs with the goal of getting sacked by 3 p.m. the same day.

Each show follows two people who work hard at driving managers and co-workers crazy, in hopes of hearing the line made famous by Donald Trump on another network. The worker who gets pink-slipped closest to the deadline, but not past it, gets $25,000. Not a bad day's work.

The inside

Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Fox

This new crime drama is set in the Violent Crimes Unit of the Los Angeles FBI office. One of the unit's profilers has been murdered by a serial killer the team has been tracking.

Rachel Nichols plays rookie agent Rebecca Locke, who was abducted and held captive as a child. Locke brings her unique perspective as a victim to the war on crime.


Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS

Sixteen would-be fashionistas compete for a job with designer Tommy Hilfiger, who will test their abilities with a weekly series of creative challenges. Participants will live together in a Manhattan loft, hoping their fashion smarts and style will result in a design line of their own, under Hilfiger's label.