Week in Sloth
The Week in Sloth
“Office Webisodes” (www.nbc.com) Yeah, it’s not really on TV, but TV is full of reruns right now, so NBC is trying a little something different by posting a 10-episode miniseries made up of three-minute story arcs featuring bit players from NBC’s “The Office.”
“Commander Castle” (A&E 8 p.m.) This new reality series introduces viewers to Paul Castle, a hard-nosed British police commander who is hired to apply his unorthodox techniques toward transforming troubled American police departments. (One quick note: Yelling at people is pretty much orthodox.)
“The Science of Stargate” (Sci-Fi 6 p.m.) Sci-Fi Channel kicks off an evening of “Stargate: SG-1” and “Stargate: Atlantis” premieres with this special detailing the, ahem, “science” behind the hit shows.
“Saturday Night’s Main Event” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) It’s hard for me to believe this show is back on the air after 13 years. Back in the day, it used to sub for “Saturday Night Live” reruns. I remember in 1985 when Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.
“Return of the Pirates” (History 7 p.m.) Pirates aren’t simply confined to the musty pages of history. Turns out they’re making a big comeback these days, particularly in the Middle East and in South Asian waters. Sure, it has a terrible economic impact. But still: cool career choice.
“Angela’s Eyes” (Lifetime 8 p.m.) Lifetime ads one of those plucky, principled female police officers to its lineup. Abigail Spencer of “All My Children” stars.
Hell’s Angels on Wheels (Speed 7 p.m.) I gotta give those Speed boys credit for digging up some classic B-grade drive-in movie fodder lately. Hell’s Angels founder Sonny Barger said this 1967 flick was the most accurate of the sleazy ’60s biker pics--which, I suppose, is kinda like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
“Driving Force” (A&E 8 p.m.) Championship drag racer John Force has four hot daughters, all of whom are following in his footsteps. ... And it took him this long to land a reality show?
“Eureka” (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) Sci-Fi’s new comedy/drama takes us to an isolated small town in the Pacific Northwest populated entirely by scientific geniuses.
“The One: The Making of a Music Star” (KOAT-7 8 p.m.) How could you possibly improve on the format of “American Idol”? How about making all the contestants live together in one crowded, tension-filled house, just like every other reality show on TV? ... I would have said “firing squad,” but I guess this will have to do.
“Work Out” (Bravo 9 p.m.) Having milked an upscale L.A. hair salon for all its catty drama, prima donna behavior and sexual tension in “Blow Out,” Bravo takes the next logical reality show step: milking an upscale L.A. gym for all its catty drama, prima donna behavior and sexual tension.