! Week in Sloth: A Titanic anniversary, a Monty Python biopic and the return of “Glee”
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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 5

“Scandal” (KOAT-7 9:01 p.m.) If you like the work of TV show creator Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Off the Map”), here’s more. Instead of doctors working together and having sex, we’ve now got the members of a Washington, D.C., crisis management firm working together and having sex.

Friday 6

“Titanic Collection 100th Anniversary” (QVC 7 p.m.) What better way to celebrate the death of 1,514 people on an oceangoing symbol of mankind’s hubris than by purchasing overpriced gewgaws on television?

Saturday 7

Holy Flying Circus (Ovation 8 p.m.) Ovation’s The Best You’ve Never Seen programming block introduces itself with this “fantastical re-imagining” of the controversy surrounding the release of Monty Python’s 1979 film The Life of Brian.

Sunday 8

“Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On” (TV Guide 7 p.m.) Apparently, their surprise appearance in Bridesmaids was enough to land the ladies of Wilson Phillips their own reality show.

“The Client List” (Lifetime 8 p.m.) Jennifer Love Hewitt’s 2010 TV movie about a Texas-beauty-queen-turned-hooker transforms into a weekly drama.

“The Pitch” (AMC 9:04 p.m.) Like “Mad Men” do you? Well, maybe you’ll like this reality show in which two advertising agencies compete to win over a big client. Tonight: Subway sandwich shops.

Monday 9

“Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo 6 p.m.) On the eve of its new season premiere, James Lipton interviews the cast of “Glee.” I’m particularly interested to learn the favorite curse word of Harry “Did I even have a line until season two?” Shum Jr.

“Mama’s Boys of the Bronx” (TLC 8 p.m.) Clearly, television is no longer interested in making its detestable reality show stars sound at all likable. Next up, “Drunken, Overly Entitled Housewives of Malibu.”

Tuesday 10

“Glee” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) Recently out-of-the-closet actor Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) guests on the spring season premiere of “Glee.”

“Glee: Don’t Stop Believing” (Biography 7 p.m.) Of course, if you’d rather watch a biography of the “Glee” cast than an actual episode of “Glee,” Biography Channel has got you covered with this ill-timed premiere.

“The Titanic With Len Goodman” (KNME-5 7 p.m.) For some strange reason, British ballroom dance icon Len Goodman (“Dancing With the Stars”) tells us all about the Titanic.

“Dream Machines” (Syfy 8 p.m.) The Parker brothers are designers/engineers who build incredible, one-of-a-kind concept cars for rich clients. On tonight’s premiere, rapper 50 Cent wants a jet car.

Wednesday 11

“Sold!” (History 7 p.m.) Here’s another auction-based reality show for the pile.

“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” (KOAT-7 8:30 p.m.) I don’t get TV’s newest trend of censored cursing ( “$#*! My Dad Says,” “GCB” and this sitcom). Still, Krysten Ritter (Jesse’s awful girlfriend from “Breaking Bad”) as the party girl roommate from hell looks like fun.

“Baggage Battles” (Travel 8 p.m.) The “buying people’s old crap and reselling” it genre ventures into the realm of misplaced airline luggage auctions.

 
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