Alibi V.23 No.14 • April 3-9, 2014 

Week in Sloth

“Robot Chickin” on Cartoon Network

Thursday 3

“Community” (KOB-4 7pm) NBC’s rule-breaking sitcom busts loose with what could be its best “gimmick” to date—an entire animated episode done in the style of an ’80s “G.I. Joe” cartoon!

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC isn’t renewing this crackpot spin-off of “Once Upon a Time” for a second season. So in the series finale, Alice and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland gather an army for their climactic battle with evil Jafar from Aladdin. Huh, sounds so sensible when you put it down on paper.

Friday 4

“Raising Hope” (KASA-2 8pm) FOX’s family sitcom goes off the air after four seasons. Not a lot of storylines to wrap up here, but we get an hourlong sign-off anyway.

Saturday 5

The Trials of Cate McCall (Lifetime, 6pm) This courtroom drama about a disgraced lawyer who takes on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder hit theaters overseas but debuts on Lifetime stateside. Kate Beckinsale, Taye Diggs and Nick Nolte star.

“Nether World” (Travel 7pm) Travel Channel visits creepy underground tourist sites starting with the Paris catacombs.

Sunday 6

“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” (Disney XD, 6am) The Avengers head into space and encounter the Guardians of the Galaxy (stars of the upcoming Marvel live-action film of the same name). Billy West (Fry on “Futurama”) voices Rocket Raccoon, while Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) does Groot. As if that weren’t cool enough, John DiMaggio (Bender on “Futurama”) shows up as Galactus.

“Game of Thrones” (HBO 7pm) Winter gets incrementally closer with the fourth season premiere.

“TURN” (AMC 7pm) AMC takes us back to the Revolutionary War with this turncoat spy saga starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot).

“Silicon Valley” (HBO 8pm) Creator Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butt-Head,” Office Space) heads to California for this sitcom about a group of young computer programmers sharing a house and hoping to hit it big with a high-tech startup company.

“Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special II” (Cartoon Network 12:30am) The Robot Chicken gang breaks out their Mego toys and shoots another stop-motion sketch comedy lampooning classic DC comics. This one concentrates on the supervillains.

Monday 7

“Being Human” (Syfy 7pm) Syfy puts a stake in the heart of its “supernatural roommates” series after four seasons. Tonight’s series finale promises to be “full of twists, turns and surprises.”

“Kitchen Casino” (Food 7pm) In their continuing quest to give their roster of cooking competition shows some kind of twist, Food Network producers throw slots, poker and roulette at chefs—resulting in lots of wacky, luck-of-the-draw dishes.

Tuesday 8

“Secret Lives of Stepford Wives” (ID 8pm) Sadly, not a spin-off of The Stepford Wives, but another of ID’s true crime reenactment shows about people who cheat on their spouses and then kill someone.

Wednesday 9

“The Tom and Jerry Show” (Cartoon Network 6:30pm) The cartoon cat and mouse return with an all-new, totally modern show. They’ll still be chasing each other around all the time, but there may be occasional smart phone jokes.