Week in Sloth
“King of the Nerds” (TBS 8 p.m.) Tonight, the King of Nerds is crowned. It will be nice to know who we’re supposed to bow down to before San Diego Comic-Con arrives.
“LA Frock Stars” (Smithsonian 6 p.m.) A TV channel based on the world’s largest and most prestigious museum and research institute airs a docu-reality show about an LA boutique that sells vintage dresses to hipsters. Just like Bravo’s “The Dukes of Melrose.” Only more embarrassing, because it’s not on Bravo.
“Fashion Star” (KOB-4 7 p.m.) Season 2 of NBC’s cheap Chinese knockoff of “Project Runway” gets unraveled.
“Gold Rush Ghost Ships: Revealed” (National Geographic 7 p.m.) Ghost Ships of the Gold Rush? This sounds like a job for Scooby-Doo.
Flying Monkeys (Syfy 7 p.m.) This cheap monster flick has nothing to do with L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, or the just-released Disney flick Oz the Great and Powerful. In fact, it was originally called Winged Terror. But kudos on the awesome new title, Syfy.
“Amish Outcasts” (Destination America 6 p.m.) Apparently there’s a law in Hollywood now saying any new show on TV must be an exact copy of a previously aired show with a slightly different name. So here’s another docu-reality show about them wacky Amish.
“Magic Outlaws” (Travel 7 p.m.) Three magicians road trip across the U.S. looking for good food, great sights and gullible people impressed by disappearing coins.
Hindenberg: The Last Flight (Encore 6 p.m.) I sure hope this ends on a better note than that Titanic mini-series. What a bummer.
“Catfishin’ Kings” (Animal Planet 8 p.m.) Whew! What a relief. I was worried that Animal Planet, of all the stations on basic cable, was the only one to not have a redneck catfish noodling show. Now they do, and all is right with the world. Also: fully compliant with that new Hollywood law.
“Insect Autopsy” (Science 8 p.m.) My vote for the least compelling “CSI” spin off.
“Apocalypse 101” (National Geographic 8 p.m.) Ever wonder who’s behind all this doomsday prepper stuff? Meet the owners of Forge Survival Supply, four former marines who teach paranoid people how to survive various end-of-the-world scenarios.
“19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia” (TLC 7 p.m.) Way to send America’s most overly fertile super family to the most overpopulated part of the globe, TLC.
“Under Seige: America’s Northern Border” (Discovery 7 p.m.) I knew it! Those maple syrup-sucking, poutine-eating, toque-wearing Canadians are sneaking across the border just so they can pay for medical treatments. Somebody alert Glenn Beck.
The Phantom of the Opera (1943) at KiMo Theatre
Classic film about the plague that haunts the Paris Opera House. Part of the Friday Fright Nights series.
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