DON'T MISS: "Game of Thrones" season finale -- We're still recovering from the brutal bloodbath of the so-called "Red Wedding." So it hardly seems fair that Season 3 of this epic fantasy now rushes to a close. Of course, we have some burning questions: Will the remaining Starks be able to survive? Can the Lannisters retain their grip on the Iron Throne? And what will bratty Joffrey do next to tick us off? 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO.

OTHER BETS:

SUNDAY: Neil Patrick Harris returns to host the 67th Annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway. The musical "Kinky Boots" leads the pack with 13 nominations. 8 p.m., CBS.

GAME OF THRONES episode 28 (season 3, episode 8): Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner. photo: Helen Sloan
GAME OF THRONES episode 28 (season 3, episode 8): Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner. photo: Helen Sloan

SUNDAY: We keep waiting for Chicken Little to show up on "Falling Skies." Instead, all we get are aliens -- or "skitters." Season 3 begins tonight. 9 p.m., TNT.

MONDAY: Season 2 of "Major Crimes" begins with the slaying of a high-profile filmmaker's pregnant wife. Sounds like a job for Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and her elite team of L.A. police detectives. The show debuts just before the premiere of "King & Maxwell." 9 p.m., TNT.

MONDAY: Step aside, Jon Stewart. It's time for John Oliver to take over "The Daily Show" as its regular host takes a three-month leave to direct a movie. At least the Brit has high ambitions: His goal is to get Queen Elizabeth II as a guest. 11 p.m., Comedy Central.


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TUESDAY: Season 4 of "Pretty Little Liars" actually begins a few moments before the end of March's cliffhanger as we learn what the girls saw in that trunk that was so shocking. The premiere of "Twisted," a small-town murder mystery, immediately follows. 8 p.m., ABC Family.

WEDNESDAY: As Season 5 of "Royal Pains" opens, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) is antsy to return to work after spending the winter recuperating from brain surgery. His first patient is a woman whose fundraising efforts may be harming her health. 9 p.m., USA.

WEDNESDAY: It's all about what dudes dig during Guys Choice 2013, the awards show that feels like a frat party. Among the offbeat categories: Holy Grail of Hot ("Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke). 9 p.m., Spike TV.

THURSDAY: On "Pawn Stars," the guys get a hot tip on a pair of punching bags once owned by boxing great Rocky Marciano. Naturally, this inspires Rick to show off his not-so-great boxing skills. 9 p.m., History.

FRIDAY: Season 2 of the Rat Pack-era drama "Magic City" begins with Ike (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) sitting in the clink on trumped-up murder charges. New to the cast are James Caan, Esai Morales, Jamie Harris and Sherilyn Fenn. 9 p.m., Starz.

SATURDAY: On the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks, director Martin Scorsese leads a black-tie celebration of the comedy legend who gave us "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "The Producers." 9 p.m., TNT.

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