alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 V.18 No.25 | June 18 - 24, 2009 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 18

“Silent Library” (MTV 7 p.m.) MTV’s newest show combines “Jackass” with a Japanese game show. The rules are simple: Subject your friends to horrible slapstick torture in a faux library—but don’t laugh at them or you lose out on the big cash prize.

Friday 19

“The Chopping Block” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) The return of NBC’s cooking contest prompts two questions: Who will be America’s next big chef? and How soon before all jobs in America are staffed by reality show winners?

“Happily Ever Faster” (TLC 8:30 p.m.) A docu-reality show about a Las Vegas wedding chapel? We haven’t had one of those yet? ... Really? Well, throw it on the pile.

Saturday 20

“BrainRush” (Cartoon Network 9 p.m.) A TV quiz show that takes place on a moving roller coaster? Sounds more like a “Mad TV” skit.

“Destroy Build Destroy” (Cartoon Network 9:30 p.m.) This, on the other hand, sounds inspired in an old-school Nickelodeon way. Andrew W.K. (yeah, I know) hosts a kiddy game show in which contestants build stuff then get to destroy their opponent’s stuff. Last one standing wins.

“Eli Stone” (KOAT-7 9 p.m.) Having burned off the remaining episodes of the canceled detective fantasy series “Pushing Daises,” ABC does the same for the canceled lawyer fantasy series “Eli Stone.”

Sunday 21

“Merlin” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) If Sci-fi Channel can’t pull off a “Merlin” movie/series that isn’t goofy, I’m not sure NBC’s Camelot-crossed-with-“Smallville” series is gonna fly. But it’s summer. Be glad it’s not some King Arthur-based reality show.

Killer Hair (Lifetime Movie Network 6 p.m.) How can this not be a movie about hair that kills people?

Impact (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Scientists (and by “scientists” I mean Natasha Hestridge and David James Elliot) have 39 days to prevent the Moon from colliding with the Earth in this two-night miniseries.

“Guys Choice 2009” (Spike 8 p.m.) What do guys like (other than Lay-Z-Boys, beer in cans and searching for topless pictures of Megan Fox on the Internet)? Apparently, they like testosterone-heavy awards shows featuring stars like Brad Pitt and Mel Gibson and categories like “Ballsiest Band” and “Hottest Twins.”

Monday 22

“Make It or Break It” (ABC Family 7 p.m.) ABC Family launches a new drama about hot teenage gymnasts trying to make the Olympic team. I’m pretty sure I can get arrested for watching this.

Tuesday 23

“The Superstars” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Retired athletes team with E-list celebrities (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Paige Hemmis, Joanna Krupa, Estella Warren—who are these people?) to compete in various sporting events.

“Better Off Ted” (KOAT-7 8:30 p.m.) ABC actually brings a show back from hiatus that hasn’t been canceled. Hooray!

Wednesday 24

“The Philanthropist” (KOB-4 9 p.m.) What if Bill Gates were buff, good-looking and traveled around the world handing out money to orphans in exciting, war-torn nations? He’d be starring in a new drama for NBC, that’s what.


Today's Events

2017 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival

Enjoy live Italian music, mouthwatering Italian cuisine, wine, special dance performances and seven of the most highly-acclaimed Italian films of the last two years. Go online for the full listing.


Monday Night Film Club at Tractor Brewing Wells Park


PK at Rio Bravo Brewing Company

More Recommended Events ››

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.