Week in Sloth
The Week in Sloth
“SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas” (NBC 7 p.m.) This either involves country music star Mickey Gilley or some kind of fish. ... Huh. No, it’s a collection of “Saturday Night Live” skits hosted by Kristen Wiig as a character named Gilly. If you bother to watch “SNL” these days, I guess it makes sense.
“Oxygen’s 25iest: Hollywood’s Most Outrageous Holiday Gifts” (Oxygen Midnight) Yeah, while we get a recession, celebrities exchange Bentleys and Harry Winston jewelry. Prepare to be jealous.
“American Ninja Warrior” (G4 5:30 p.m.) G4’s weeklong “American Ninja Warrior” challenge comes to a close, announcing which contestants will be heading off to Japan to tackle Mount Midoriyama on the real “Ninja Warrior.”
“Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars” (BBC America 7 p.m.) BBC America finally lets loose with the next “Doctor Who” holiday special. This one finds our soon-to-retire Time Lord battling a plague of very damp zombies on the red planet.
“WWE Tribute to the Troops” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) Once again, our fighting forces get some second-string entertainment. During Korea it was all Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe. Now, they’re lucky to rate Jessica Simpson and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
“Christmas in Washington” (TNT 9 p.m.) Ring in the holidays with the musical stylings of Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher. It’s the concert for people who have no consistent musical taste!
“Survivor” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) The venerable reality competition enters its 19th season finale (seriously?) filled with back-stabbing excitement.
“Kendra: Here Comes Baby” (E! 10 p.m.) The second season of former Girl Next Door Kendra’s reality show kicks off with her giving birth to a baby. Sorry, honey, but you’re gonna have to squirt out, like, 10 more of those to make it in the world of reality television.
“Addicted to Psychics” (TLC 8 p.m.) TLC digs into the subculture of people who can’t eat, sleep or leave the house without consulting psychics.
“Little Chocolatiers” (TLC 7 p.m.) TLC, combining two great tastes that taste great together, launches a reality show about a family of little people who operate a dessert-making business. Next up: people with 12 kids who own a pawn shop. After that: obese people who run a tattoo shop. After that, TLC runs completely out of ideas and goes off the air.
“Party Heat” (truTV 7 p.m.) Spring break cops go looking for the three Ds—drunk, disrobed and disorderly—in truTV’s newest docureality show.
“Man vs. Fish With Matt Watson” (Discovery 6 p.m.) Remember the good old days, when fishing shows were boring? And on PBS? And aired on Sunday mornings before you woke up?
“Bristol Bay Brawl” (Discovery 7 p.m.) Aaaaand here we have another docureality show about hearty fisherman braving the wild ocean to harvest a fortune in ... for this new outing, herring roe. I think, Discovery, you’ve pretty much exhausted the realm of fish-based reality shows.
Todos Están Muertos/They Are All Dead at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices at Simms Center for the Performing Arts
Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 at Outpost Performance Space
Outpost Music Appreciation Series screens feature-