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Shows worth noting for June 2 - 8

Sunday 6/3

Boss of Bosses (TNT, 8-10 p.m.): Chazz Palminteri stars as mobster Paul Castellano, a man who understood white-collar business better than his fellows and tried to take his "family" into big business - before his colleagues "whacked" him, that is. The best thing about the program, in light of "The Sopranos" era, is its psychological portrait of a man who might have done something with his life. Adult themes, language, and violence.

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Tony Awards (PBS, 8-9 p.m.; CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, stars of the megahit musical "The Producers," host the 55th annual gala. See story, page 18.

Sex and the City (HBO, 9-10 p.m.): This year's Golden Globe winner for best comedy series and best actress (Sarah Jessica Parker) kicks off its fourth season with two new episodes.

Monday 6/4

Snap Decision (Lifetime, 9-11 p.m.): Based on a true story, this scary film concerns a woman photographer falsely accused of child pornography. Mare Winningham and Felicity Huffman are marvelous costars in this well-written telefilm. Ms. Huffman said in a recent interview: "What I liked about the storytelling is that it is straightforward. The writing is sparse, and I liked the friendship between the two women...."

Wednesday 6/6

Great Performances - "Rudolph Nureyev's Don Quixote" (PBS, check local listings): One of Nureyev's many exceptional achievements is this film, which he co-directed before it disappeared for 30 years. One of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, Nureyev shows himself to be a delightful comic actor in the role of Basilio, the love-struck barber.

Friday 6/8

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Jett Jackson (Disney Channel, 7-8:40 p.m.): A sweet family picture that will appeal to youngsters who like mad scientists and lots of explosions - without the violence. Lee Thompson Young stars as a 16-year-old superstar who yearns for a life as a "real kid" between takes.

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