TV picks for July 17:  "The Espys 2013,” "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” "Deal With It”

  • Updated: July 16, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Howie Mandell and Theo Von of “Deal With It”

Good sports

Jon Hamm takes a break from swilling martinis to host “The Espys 2013” (8 p.m., ESPN), which will feature Robin Roberts receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen is up for best WNBA player, and Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is in the running in three categories, including best male athlete.

A good, long whiff

Honey Boo Boo is back — and she really smells. No, we’re not making fun of her hygiene. We’re referring to the fact that viewing the season premiere of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (8 p.m., TLC) can be enhanced by using Watch ’n’ Sniff cards, available in current editions of People and US Weekly magazines.

New deal

Howie Mandel is executive producer of “Deal With It” (9:30 p.m., TBS), a new game show in which host Theo Von asks unsuspecting people to “speed-prank” their buddies by doing exactly what a trickmeister tells them from a control room. Winners receive a year’s supply of joy buzzers.

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