Week in Sloth
Mascots (Netflix streaming anytime) Mockumentary fans rejoice, Netflix has picked up the newest film from Christopher Guest and his pals (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind). It’s about the world of competitive sports team mascots.
“Falling Water” (USA 8pm) In this mysterious new sci-fi series, three complete strangers slowly realize that they are all dreaming separate parts of a common dream. What does it all mean, and where is it leading them?
“Goliath” (Amazon streaming anytime) Billy Bob Thornton stars as a burned-out, washed-up lawyer who reluctantly takes up a wrongful death lawsuit and ends up uncovering a vast and deadly conspiracy.
“Haters Back Off” (Netflix streaming anytime) Colleen Ballinger’s popular (or so they tell me) YouTube character Miranda Sings gets her own series in which the totally untalented singer-on-the-rise continues to fail upward based on her unshakable belief that she was born to be a star.
“Wolf Creek” (POP 8pm) The 2005 Australian horror film about a sadistic killer who murders tourists in the Outback gets a weekly TV series.
Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le (Lifetime 6pm) Sure, you saw Straight Outta Compton—but you didn’t see it from the perspective of R&B singer Michel’le.
Pumpkin Pie Wars (Hallmark 7pm) Two old women in a bitter bake-off rivalry pass the torch on to their grown grandchildren—who I’m assuming fall in love. Because, Hallmark.
Stake Land 2 (Syfy 7pm) Stars Connor Paolo and Nick Damici return for this sequel to 2010’s brisk, post-apocalyptic vampire flick. Unfortunately, innovative director Jim Mickle has moved on, writing and directing “Hap and Leonard” for Sundance Channel.
“The Durrells in Corfu” (KNME-5 7pm) “Masterpiece Theater” turns its dramatic attentions to the family of real-life British naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell, all of whom moved to the Greek Island of Corfu in 1935.
Killing Reagan (National Geographic 6pm) Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon star as Ron and Nancy Reagan in this dramatization of Bill O’Reilly’s factually rickety historical novel.
“The Simpsons” (KASA-2 7pm) Sarah Silverman, Drew Carey and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan are among the guest stars in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror XXXVII.”
“Eyewitness” (USA 8pm) In this American adaptation of a Norwegian crime thriller, a teenage motocross star begins a secret homosexual relationship with a classmate. But when the two teens witness a murder, the urge to remain silent battles with the urge to see justice done.
Desus & Mero (Viceland 9pm) Bronx-born YouTube/Twitter personalities (that’s a legit résumé thing now) Desus Nice and The Kid Mero give their take on politics, sports and entertainment.
“American Experience” (KNME-5 8pm) PBS digs into the life and inventions of engineer/conspiracy theory subject Nikola Tesla.
“Chance” (HULU Streaming anytime) Hugh Laurie (“House”) stars as a brilliant neuropsychiatrist who gets sucked into a violent world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.
The Third Presidential Debate (KASA-2, KOB-4, KNME-5, KOAT-7. KRQE-13 7pm) It’s the last one, people.