Weekend’s Top TV Picks
Talk about your well-timed returns. TV Land welcomes back "Roseanne" (Friday, 8 p.m. ET/PT) with a week-long marathon of recession-themed episodes. Granted, "Roseanne" is not a universally beloved classic; through her hideous off-screen behavior and on-screen self-indulgence, Roseanne Barr not only destroyed the series but also degraded its reputation. But it's worth remembering that at their mutual heights, Barr was a truly original comic voice and "Roseanne" was a great TV series - one of the few to offer an honest, intelligent look at lower middle-class life. Would that we had something similar on the air today.
John Schneider and Roma Downey unite for the Hallmark Channel original movie "Come Dance at My Wedding" (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET/PT). The story focuses on a small-town bride-to-be ("Worst Week'''s Brooke Nevin) who reconnects with the father she never knew (Schneider).
TV's classiest, if not most popular, award show returns Sunday as CBS broadcasts "The Tony Awards" (8 p.m. ET/PT). Neil Patrick Harris hosts the show, which features performances from the nominated musicals and appearances by such stars as Angela Lansbury, James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Will Ferrell, Susan Sarandon, Chandra Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald and David Hyde Pierce.