Alibi V.24 No.34 • Aug 20-26, 2015 

Week in Sloth

“Documentary Now!” on IFC

Thursday 20

“Documentary Now!” (IFC 8pm) IFC tosses out this faux PBS-style documentary series, which has allegedly been airing for 50 years. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers are the creators and producers, which should ensure plenty of pointed humor—tweaking everybody in the biz from Errol Morris to Werner Herzog.

“Lip Sync Battle” (Spike 8pm) “Empire” stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson go head-to-head in this Lucious vs. Cookie fake sing-off.

Friday 21

“We Day” (KOAT-7 7pm) ABC celebrates the first national “We Day” (something about kids and ... uh, making a difference) with performances by Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tyrese Gibson, Colbie Caillat, Macklemore and more.

Saturday 22

The Unauthorized Full House Story (Lifetime 6pm) Lifetime craps all over TGIF fave “Full House” with this trashy, behind-the-scenes biopic. I wonder if they’ll cover the epic tragedy of Comet the family dog. Comet was played by a golden retriever named Buddy. He later starred in the original Air Bud before dying of synovial cell sarcoma cancer at age 9. Top that, OIsen twins.

“Blunt Talk” (Starz 7pm) Raunch-loving Seth McFarlane (“Family Guy,” Ted) produces this live-action sitcom starring Patrick Stewart as an alcoholic British broadcaster who moves to Los Angeles in hopes of conquering the world of American cable news.

Sunday 23

“Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm” (KOAT-7 9pm) ABC marks the solemn anniversary by taking a look at what’s changed in the Crescent City over the last decade.

“Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC 7pm) This “Walking Dead” spin-off takes us to Los Angeles in the early days of the zombie plague to see how a small group of already dysfunctional Los Angelenos are dealing with it. Rubén Blades (The Milagro Beanfield War), Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider) and Kim Dickens (“House of Cards”) are among the cast.

Monday 24

“LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales—Crisis on Coruscant” (Disney XD 7pm) R2-D2 and C-3PO get their own LEGO-style special, recounting their post-Return of the Jedi adventures. Here they help Admiral Ackbar recover his stolen space ship. Be careful guys, it could be a ruse intended to capture or ensnare.

Tuesday 25

“Monica the Medium” (ABC Family 6pm) In this highly realistic and totally believable reality show, a 21-year-old who can talk to the dead tries to balance college, dating and helping clients communicate with deceased loved ones.

“Public Morals” (TNT 8pm) Writer/director/actor Ed Burns (She’s the One, The Brothers McMullen) produces and stars in this period cop drama. Burns (whose dad was a New York cop) headlines as officer Terry Muldoon, head of New York’s Public Morals Division in the early 1960s.

Wednesday 26

“Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water” (BET 6pm) BET also marks the solemn anniversary by taking a look at what’s changed in the Crescent City over the last decade.

“The Carmichael Show” (KOB-4 8pm) Comedian Jerrod Carmichael stars in one of those loosely autobiographical “couch-based” sitcoms in which he plays a comedian dealing with wacky family and friends.