Alibi V.25 No.17 • April 28-May 4, 2016 

Week in Sloth

“Houdini and Doyle”

Thursday 28

“Huang’s World” (Viceland 8pm) Chef Eddie Huang, creator of ABC’s semi-autobiographical sitcom “Fresh off the Boat,” lands himself one of those cushy, celebrity travel shows.

Friday 29

Special Correspondents (Netflix Streaming Anytime) British comedian Ricky Gervais writes, directs and stars in this remake of the 2009 French MSM satire of the same name. Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Benjamin Bratt and America Ferrera costar.

Saturday 30

“Jazz at the White House” (KOAT-7 7pm) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama host a concert featuring Herbie Hancock, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Trombone Shorty, Diana Krall, Al Jarreau, Hugh Masekela, Buddy Guy, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny.

“2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction” (HBO 6pm) It’s the one in which N.W.A. got inducted and all the white people got really uptight—including Steve Miller, who may just have been in a bad mood because he couldn’t get any more free tickets to the show. Is this the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony or a monthly board meeting at your parents’ crank-filled retirement community?

God Told Me To (TCM 12:15am) Larry Cohen’s eerie 1976 thriller finds a bunch of random New Yorkers killing people or committing suicide because the “Voice of God” told them to. What the heck is going on?

Sunday 1

“American Country Countdown Awards” (KASA-2 7pm) This venerable awards show has been around since 2014 and hands out statues based on the acts that have sold the most albums and gotten the most radio play. (Finally, these rich, successful superstars are getting the reward they deserve!) Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Martina McBride are among the performers.

Monday 2

“The Loud House” (Nickelodeon 3pm) Nick’s newest tween toon concentrates on the sole boy in a house packed with 10 sisters.

“Houdini and Doyle” (KASA-2 8pm) In this 10-episode British-Canadian series, magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle team up to solve crimes.

“Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Met Gala” (E! 8:30pm) Cameras aren’t allowed inside this annual celeb shindig, a fundraiser for the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But E! sends a bunch of reporters to stand on the red carpet and ogle our betters as they traverse from limo to museum door.

Tuesday 3

“Car Hunters” (History 8pm) Ordinary people go shopping for their dreams muscle cars and must choose between three likely vehicles. It’s like “House Hunters,” but with cars. ... Scratch that: It’s exactly “House Hunters” with cars.

Wednesday 4

Little Women: NY” (Lifetime 8:02pm) Lifetime’s groundbreaking “Little Women: LA” proved that little people reality stars are just as insufferable and overprivileged as any average-sized “real housewife.” Now, Lifetime travels to New York to prove that little people reality stars in New York are exactly like the little people reality stars in Los Angeles. In fact, throw any adjective or city you want into the mix, and Lifetime will strive to show you how annoying people can be when cameras are pointed in their direction.