Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV Show More
BACK TO THE BIG BANG That would be the start of everything. It's true, too, for Saturday's marathon of "The Big Bang Theory" (7-11 p.m., TBS), which kicks off with the hit sitcom's first two episodes, from 2007. There's another merry marathon overnight: the entire first season of "Sullivan & Son" (Saturday, midnight-5 a.m., TBS). Comedian Steve Byrne's tavern-set sitcom starts season 2 Thursday at 10 p.m. Revisit the raucousness at tbs.com/sullivanandson.
HOUR OVERLOAD Yikes, drama premieres just won't stop coming. Saturday brings two Syfy newbies: "Sinbad" (9 p.m.) and the spinoff "Primeval: New World" (10 p.m.). Next, it's the two-hour season 3 return of "Falling Skies" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., TNT), then Monday's season 2 of Mary McDonnell's "Major Crimes" (9 p.m.), followed by Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn in the new "King & Maxwell" (10 p.m., both on TNT). Fresh episodes roll out for ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" (Monday at 8 p.m.) and "Pretty Little Liars" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.), leading into the new mystery "Twisted" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., ABC Family). Two USA faves return, too, with the Long Island-set "Royal Pains" and "Necessary Roughness" (Wednesday at 9 and 10 p.m.). And season 1 repeats Sunday noon-8 p.m. to set up season 2 of the sleek '60s Miami crime saga "Magic City" (Friday at 9 p.m., Starz).
AWARDS ALERT(S) Broadway gets the spotlight in "The 67th Tony Awards" (Sunday 8-11 p.m., CBS/2), back at Radio City Music Hall and hosted again by Neil Patrick Harris. Ben Affleck accepts the Guy of the Year trophy, while Jimmy Kimmel gets one of the other awards at "Guys Choice 2013" (Wednesday at 9 p.m., Spike). Also expected: Jeff Bridges, Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, Jackie Chan and many more. More at guyschoice.spike.com.
TAKING SUMMER SERIOUSLY That's what HBO does, presenting Monday documentary premieres. The 2013 season starts with "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" (Monday 9-10:30 p.m., HBO), a visit with the Russian feminist art collective whose members have been arrested and put on trial for their dissident performances. Details at hbo.com/docs.
HERE'S WHAT HE THINKS Pop culture, sports, TV -- they're all in the sights of "Deon Cole's Black Box" (Monday at 10 p.m., TBS). His new series lets the "Conan" writer/comic expound on whatever strikes his fancy each week. Video at teamcoco.com/deoncolesblackbox.
BIG GIRLS The word used in these shows is "curvy," but we all know what that means. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Plus-size models are the subjects of "Curvy Girls" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Nuvo TV), back for a second season of Big Apple action on the English-language Latino channel. (Check your TV provider for availability.) Starting fresh is "House of Curves" (Thursday at 10 p.m., WE), a docusoap following plus-size designer Kenyatta Jones. More at mynuvotv.com and wetv.com/shows/house-of-curves.